If you somehow managed to miss it in theaters or just prefer watching movies at home, today is the day you can finally catch up with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To celebrate the big release, here's a roundup of cool Star Wars news items and bits of info that have trickled out over the last few days...
Maz Kanata's Back in Action for Episode VIII
Via Superhero Hype
While we don't yet know how she'll factor into the plot, everyone's favorite Wookie-lover is back in Episode VIII and advances in computer technology—combined with the fact that they finally cemented her look—allows for a real time depiction of what the character will look like in a given scene. It's nice to see Maz back in action, but I'm a little more concerned about...
Episode VIII: The Revenge of Captain Stubing!
Via Coming Soon
Rian Johnson appears to be taking the franchise somewhere it's never been before... the high seas. While there was all that business with the Gungan City in Episode I, this looks to be the first time we're going to see assorted aliens and dignitaries out on a Love Boat style cruise ship. Let's just hope Isaac the bartender is there to fix these dignitaries a drink!
John Boyega and Daisy Ridley Spit Hot Fire
I don't need to say much about this other than it's clear that Oscar Isaac wants to be my new best friend...
Print Your Own Ralph McQuarrie Criterion-esque Blu-ray covers for the OT
Supposing you've got the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray, but it's in that lame cardboard case. Well, shine it up with these printable Criterion Collection-inspired covers featuring conceptual artwork by Ralph McQuarrie. These handsomely appointed covers will look great on your shelf whether they house the Fox/Lucasfilm Blu-rays or Harmy's Despecialized Editions, and can be downloaded in high-res by clicking here.