Ah, music to my ears. In a moment of harmonious honesty, Daisy Ridley addressed the toxic nature of fandom criticism, specifically upon the Star Wars films. It'd be crazy to assume that anyone who's asked to take part in one of history's longest and most treasured movie franchises would consider it a job – at least in the sense that you and I would define a job. But apparently that much is true in Ridley's case, who appreciates her role and responsibility of Rey but will also not let it define her or her actions. In a recent interview with Bustle, the 27-year-old icon addressed many of the not-so-pleasant parts of being at the forefront of a series, including facing criticism from fans. Though
The Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lightsaber shop where padawan learners strong with the Force can build their own $200 Jedi Knight weapons has turned into a multi-million dollar venture for Disneyland that effectively doubles the cost of admission to the theme park. Savi's Workshop — Handbuilt Lightsabers can only accommodate a few dozen builders per hour who want to build their own $200 lightsaber. But even with that low capacity and volume, the money rolling into the small shop in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is staggering. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what's new and interesting every week at Southern California's theme parks. Subscribe here. Savi's Workshop could be raking in
If you have some action figures from your childhood laying around, you could be sitting on a goldmine! According to Penn Live, a prototype of a "Star Wars" action figure sold for $112,926 at an auction last week. It was a 3.75 inch Boba Fett figure, which never made it to toy stores. It was put on display at the 1979 New York Toy Fair, but it was never mass produced, because it shot a little plastic rocket, so it was deemed a "possible safety hazard" for children. Hake's Auctions of York, Pennsylvania says the sale ended up setting a new world auction record for the purchase of a "Star Wars" toy. Check it out below. Who knew this could pay off your mortgage?
The first two installments in the Sequel Trilogy have mined a lot of drama from the question of Kylo Ren's true loyalties. In both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, the First Order leader has seemingly swayed from his dark convictions to the side of the light before ending up a bad'un once again. But could this be building up to a shocking twist in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that reveals Ren hasn't been as evil as we thought all along? This intriguing theory from UnknownBearing suggests that Rise will drop the bombshell of Kylo's true mission: he's actually been working for the Dark Side in order to kill Emperor Palpatine once and for all. Assuming that Darth Sidious has secretly been
There is arguably no film franchise quite as beloved as Star Wars. George Lucas' colorful world has enthralled moviegoers for decades, resulting in entire generations of diehard fans. And while the sequel trilogy helped expand the galaxy far, far away, the original movies will always be regarded as the favorites. As such, any information about those magical days working on Episodes IV-VI is coveted by the fandom.
Luke Skywalker's house on Star Wars desert planet Tatooine looks a bit like a sandy igloo. Rapper and singer Kanye West has studied the look of Tatooine's architecture and is using it to fuel the design for a new kind of abode. "West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic, with the goal of deploying them as low-income housing units," Forbes reported in an article for the upcoming Aug. 31 issue of its magazine. Physical prototypes are underway. Forbes senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg saw them and described them as looking like "skeletons of wooden spaceships." They're oblong and dozens of feet tall, though the public has yet
Who needs Jedi? Long-awaited live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian is coming to the Disney Plus streaming service, and it's a name with deep roots in the franchise's history and links to the insanely cool armor worn by bounty hunter Boba Fett. Lucasfilm revealed Dec. 12 that Pedro Pascal (best known for playing Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones) had been cast in the title role -- a lone Mandalorian gunfighter operating in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Reports had circulated since mid-November that the Chilean-born Pascal was in negotiations for the lead role. The show will debut when Disney Plus launches on Nov. 12, and executive producer Jon Favreau told Jimmy Kimmel on July 12 that
Star There's no denying the creative genius of George Lucas and his epic space opera Star Wars. The Star Wars Saga has spanned almost a dozen films, countless animated and live-action television series, not to mention an avalanche of other media like comic books and video games. The heroic journeys of the dynamic characters in his universe have enraptured fans for decades and will continue to do so for future generations. That being said, even true Star Wars fans know that during the development of all of his film projects, Lucas didn't always stay consistent with his brainchild. Plotholes and logical inconsistencies were so numerous that fans couldn't help but shrug them off and say, "Star Wars
What happens when one of the biggest cities in the world goes to the dark side? Star Wars fans get to steal a catchphrase from the superhero movie world: we get the heroes we deserve. A failure at a substation was to blame for a New York City blackout that left 73,000 customers without power for three hours yesterday. The lights went out all the way from Times Square, to Broadway, to Rockefeller Center, so it's pretty clear that a lot more people were affected. Plays were cancelled for the evening, air conditioning went out…it was a mess, to say the least. That didn't stop some good Samaritans and Star Wars fans from saving the day, though. As tweeted by Liam Stack, a reporter for the New York
Recently released overhead images of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland offer a clear picture of the land's size and its crowd.