The problems of female characters being under-represented in geek merchandise is real. But when it’s a secondary character like Gamora or Black Widow, at least toy companies have an excuse. When the girl is not just the star of the movie, but of the whole franchise, that’s another story.
For film fans, simply hearing the name of the legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is a badge of honor. New film, old film, doesn’t matter. A Ghibli movie means quality and now one that’s never been released in the U.S. is coming with the voice of the new star of Star Wars.
There are many, many things to be excited about when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but its new characters are right at the top of the list. Most specifically Rey, the film’s heroine, and Captain Phasma, the universe’s first live action female villain.
There’s a new featurette for The Force Awakens on the web, featuring Daisy Ridley, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac ruminating on the legacy that they’ve inherited.
By now, you’ve probably seen the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer a few dozen times. You may have even seen the film’s stars, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, freak the hell out when the first saw the trailer. But you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The official one-sheet poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just dropped, and it’s glorious. It’s also loaded with new details, including our first glimpse of the rumored planet-killer superweapon.
Gone are the Rebellion and Empire. In a post-Return of the Jedi world, the good guys are the Resistance and the bad guys are the First Order. How and why? We don’t know yet, but two new images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens highlight both of these new groups.
There wasn’t a new trailer from Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Comic-Con but, in a way, they gave us something better. A three-minute, behind-the-scenes video chock full of nostaliga, intrigue and quite a few easter eggs. Did you miss any? We’ve uncovered them all.
You saw them in the first teaser, but here they are, direct from Star Wars Celebration. Behold, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega as Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn!
It's been a bit of a crazy week for Star Wars rumours - earlier this week we had Imperial teases and shots from location filming, but now we've got a few more secrets from Episode VII, including what might be a look at Daisy Ridley's mysterious character.
If you're not familiar with Daisy Ridley, the only new female cast member announced so far for Star Wars: Episode VII, here is a chance to get to know her. She stars as a captive woman in the short thriller Blue Season.