When we last saw Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens he had just killed his father, Han Solo, wounded Finn, and battled nearly to the death with The Scavenger, Rey. What can we expect from his path in The Last Jedi? Director Rian Johnson shared his thoughts in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Star Wars has many themes, and one of them is family. It’s relatable. It’s honest. And that’s powerful.
Since the very first film, Star Wars introduced us to a new family, the Skywalkers. A family that lives in a galaxy far, far away, but at the same time, that family feels like home. Sometimes, it feels or has felt more like home than home. At one time or another, we were Luke. A dreamer. We were Leia and Padmé. A strong leader. We were Shmi. A nurturer. And yes, even Anakin. Fiercely loyal and yet tried and troubled too. After all, what family is not all these things and more?
This week The Star Wars Show gives us our first look at Kyo Ren’s new ship (Spoiler Alert!), chats with the cast of The Last Jedi at D23, and goes inside the newly named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park. It doesn’t stop there, though! For all the latest Star Wars news, check out the video below:
On the heels of the release of the amazing behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, character posters are here! The General — she’ll always be royalty to us! — Finn, and Rey are the first to be revealed. Should more be released, this post will be updated. For now, enjoy!
**UPDATED** to add Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron.
Yesterday we saw the four new limited-edition Vanity Fair covers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They promised us even more images today and have delivered in a massive way! Not just the new images, though, but new character and city reveals as well.
With the new images released today, all captured by the great Annie Leibovitz, we get a closer look at the characters we already love — Luke, Rey, Leia, Kylo Ren, Poe, Finn, and more — but we also get our first look at new characters such as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern, and a shady grifter-type character called “DJ,” played by Benicio Del Toro.
Can you feel it? There’s an energy pulsing through the air. It’s palpable. It’s electrifying. It’s so strong I can feel it coursing through every pore of my being.
A couple of days ago, I stopped into our local financial institution to do a bit of banking, and since there were no other customers waiting in line, I took a little extra time to chat with the friendly teller. The course of our discussion took us down the path of musing about change and how open to it people are. About 35 years my junior, I was surprised when Sam told me she did not like change at all. “I like to know what I’m doing when, where I’ll be tomorrow,” she remarked. I remember being her age, and being very open to change. Don’t get me wrong. There is something comforting about the steadfast day-to-day goings-on, but change can open whole new worlds to a person, give one the chance to explore the previously unknown frontier. Different strokes for different folks, of course, but that didn’t stop me from smiling to myself as I left the bank, shaking my head pondering what Sam could be missing by wanting to keep her feet firmly planted in her own yard.
Episode 15 of Lattes with Leia has arrived! Our topic this month? The Force Awakens’ Kylo Ren. We discuss his abilities, his emotional responses, and speculate about what his childhood must have been like. Also! We talk about DK Publishing’s new Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia, Empire’s End, and the upcoming Scum and Villainy Cantina pop-up.
Here’s a time-sensitive update from ANOVOS:
Lower introductory pricing on our Star Wars™ Kylo Ren™ costume ensemble ends on Tuesday, February 28th! The Standard Line costume offers the same style detail as our Premier Line, but with the budget-conscious costumer in mind. Act now!
STAR WARS™: THE FORCE AWAKENS Kylo Ren Standard Line Costume Ensemble (Pre-Order)
Our Star Wars™ Kylo Ren™ costume ensemble will be available again on Monday, January 30—but now as a Standard Line offering in the same style detail and style as our Premier Line, but with the budget-conscious costumer in mind. Check out the details here.