OK, nerdy parents — this time you may have gone too far. Per Entertainment Weekly, it seems that the name “Anakin” last year climbed into the top 1,000 baby names among American newborns. According to the official list of popular baby names generated by the Social Security Administration, 218 newborns were named Anakin last year, which makes the name as popular as Emmet, Baylor and Judson. Overall Anakin was the 957th most popular name in the U.S. last year after ranking 1,234th in 2013. More →
When Lucasfilm decided to reboot the Star Wars film franchise, the Expanded Universe was decimated in its wake. Dozens of books, games and comics that many fans had accepted as canon were suddenly struck from the timeline, leaving only the movies and a few select projects as official relics of Star Wars lore. More →
Althought Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the movie on everyone’s mind at the moment, it’s only one of several entries into the Star Wars film canon we’ll see in the coming years. There will be two more sequels directly following the original trilogy and a set of anthology films focusing on characters and events outside of the main story.
One of those anthology films will focus exclusively on a younger Han Solo, giving us more backstory for one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe.
Earlier this week, Star Wars fans got excited over a second of unseen footage that appeared in a new trailer for the upcoming sequel. It might sound small, but for a movie being kept as close to the vest as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was a big deal.
On Wednesday, fans were treated to another surprise when Entertainment Weekly unveiled 12 new photos from the set of the film to go along with its cover story. More →
It’s been nearly four months since the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit YouTube. For fans of the series, it has been an excruciating wait as J.J. Abrams and the cast trickle out bits and pieces of information regarding one of the most highly anticipated sequels of the decade, which is why two seconds of new footage is enough to deserve a post of its own. More →
Actor Simon Pegg will be appearing in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and he was recently asked by MTV to rank every single Star Wars movie that’s come before it. As a bonafide Star Wars fan, Pegg had no problem ranking the all six movies from worst to best in just under 60 seconds, as you’ll see in the video below. More →
Imagine for a second that we lived at the same time as the events that took place in Star Wars. And then imagine that regardless of the side we’d be on, we lived in a region of the universe that saw plenty of combat. If that were the case, some of the amazing Star Wars battleships that fans love so much might land (and crash-land) on our planet on a rather regular basis. More →
“Star Wars”-style hoverbikes could become part of America’s high-tech arsenal, as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory looks to harness the unusual technology for military use. More →