“Hello — what have we here?” It is a beginning of a new fresh week and we would like to start it by recapping the main news and events and, of course, the new posts from Clone Corridor! This week … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up
Hey-hey! We are back here with another character study from “Solo: A Star Wars Story”! We were very excited to see the movie in different locations of our planet and are even more excited to now talk about the new … Continue reading SOLO Character Studies #2 RIO DURANT
Just like we did for The Last Jedi 6 months ago, it is time to look in some more detail at the different characters in Solo: A Star Wars Story. These posts do contain spoilers! Now, which character better to start with than … Chewbacca.
It has been just over a week since Solo – A Star Wars Story hit the theatres. The first two weekends have come to an end and so it seems now is the right time to look at all the … Continue reading Solo – A Spoiler Star Wars review
We are so glad that this week the excitement got over us once again with the new Solo trailer coming out alongside various promotional content! The release date is so soon, we simply can’t believe it, but hope the movie … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up
So, a lot’s been happening in Star Wars news, especially Rogue One news! Reshoots don’t have to be a drama: the Rogue One edition (Cinema Blend) The beautiful Star Wars Celebration 2016 posters are beautiful! (Coming Soon) Ever seen the teaser for Return of the … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up
It’s another week gone and after we didn’t have a round up last week there’s plenty of news to get through! But first, belated happy Birthday to John Boyega! The Darth Maul Fan Film that took the Internet by storm … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up
Although we try very hard to write seriously about Star Wars here at Clone Corridor, sometimes you just have to take a moment and fan out a little bit. On May 5th Disney Infinity announced its new instalment focusing on Star Wars, all … Continue reading Corridor Chat: Geeking Out over Disney Infinity 3.0 Figures
Star Wars is an epic tale of love, war, hate and hope. There are Jedi Knights, Galactic Senates and Death Stars which decide the course of the Galaxy. Yet Star Wars never feels too grand for its audience. Throughout the six Saga … Continue reading Ewoks, Wookiees and the Importance of the Little People
May the Fourth is always a special day to be a Star Wars fan because it’s the day on which you can be as open and ridiculous about your Star Wars obsession as you want to be. In the case of Vanity Fair, this has regularly meant a cover and a spread dedicated to the Star Wars film coming out. Lucky us, they repeated the tradition this year with some great behind-the-scenes pictures from the The Force Awakens set. Alongside this, there were some name and character reveals, which were all really exciting. All the pictures below belong to Vanity Fair.
As far as covers go, I’d say this is a pretty great one. The tag lines ‘The New Heroes! The Old Heroes! The High Stakes’ definitely fits with the five characters chosen here. Although the cover doesn’t show us anything that we haven’t seen before, focusing in on Finn, Rey, BB-8, Han Solo and Chewbacca makes me think that the emotional arc of SW:TFA might potentially be about them. Clearly these are the characters which Abrams wants the audience to focus on most, at least for now. Vanity Fair always seems to have chosen covers with an “emotional” impact, rather than showcasing the villains etc, if one thinks back to the 2002 Anakin/Padme and the 2005 “whole family” covers.
Kylo Ren/Adam Driver
It should come as no surprise to have it confirmed that Adam Driver is indeed playing Kylo Ren, yet I think it’s interesting to see that Kylo is a human. The mask had led me to think that potentially we were dealing with a character that either wanted to remain disguised or was potentially disfigured the way that Darth Vader was. I personally don’t think this is the best of pictures since Driver looks slightly edited in, but I am still a major fan of the costume. It’s different from the Sith costumes we’ve seen before while clearly following in their tradition.
Maz Katana/ Lupita Nyong’o
Now for the character reveal that I am most excited about. There were some rumours that the hand initially holding Anakin’s lightsaber in the new teaser trailer was Nyong’o, but this picture makes it clear that her character is CGI. Best about this reveal for me is the fact that she plays a pirate. If I look at the pirate figure best known to me within Star Wars-canon, that would be Hondo Ohnaka from The Clone Wars series. He is a hilarious character who hides a good heart under a ton of swagger. Personally I think we will probably meet Maz on Jakku within the first part of the film, but any conjecture is still very much valid here. Also known is that she has a castle, which is filled with the riffraff below.
Who could they be?
I’m thinking that, as a pirate with a castle of her own, it wouldn’t be unlikely that Maz Katana has a similar crew the way that Jabba the Hutt, or even Hondo, did. All these creatures look like they would have fitted perfectly into Jabba’s palace. I like the different designs going on here and the throwback that they represent. Clearly there is a continuation here from The Return of the Jedi but I think we can be pretty sure there will be some CGI characters added to the mix.
Poe Dameron/ Oscar Isaac