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Surfinn
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(02-16-2017, 04:39 PM)

Originally Posted by KDash31987

Yes.

Let me post this close up of the characters on the new packaging so they're more easily visible...



Rey's got a new hairstyle and possibly new clothes, Finn's got a new shirt, and...Poe's helmet fits better?

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Finn's undershirt the one he wears at the end of TFA when Rey says goodbye?
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(02-16-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surfinn

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Finn's undershirt the one he wears at the end of TFA when Rey says goodbye?

Hmm...perhaps.

Surfinn
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(02-16-2017, 04:53 PM)

Originally Posted by AlimNassor

Really, she felt so wooden to me. Like Hayden Christensen wooden. I mean at least she wasn't as bad as he was but, still.

Yeah something tells me you're not being totally honest with yourself.

Originally Posted by Tence

Yeah it seems to be the same style, but I am seeing black, and she didn't wear black in TFA

Looks likes a brand new hairstyle to me.
Peru
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(02-16-2017, 05:01 PM)
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Rey was portrayed with a naturalistic performance by Ridley, the character was charming and felt completely human. That's a really good foundation for a sci fi character who experiences all kinds of crazy shit. She's likable because she convinces us as an every day jane who ends up on an unbelievable galactic ride she can't fully understand. We become invested in her no-nonsense friendship with Finn. Her personality is not described by a one-word gimmick, she's just a convincing human being.
Surfinn
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(02-16-2017, 05:06 PM)

Originally Posted by Peru

Rey was portrayed with a naturalistic performance by Ridley, the character was charming and felt completely human. That's a really good foundation for a sci fi character who experiences all kinds of crazy shit. She's likable because she convinces us as an every day jane who ends up on an unbelievable galactic ride she can't fully understand. We become invested in her no-nonsense friendship with Finn. Her personality is not described by a one-word gimmick, she's just a convincing human being.

Yup. Any comparison to Hayden is totally and utterly off base.
KoruptData
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(02-16-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Peru

Rey was portrayed with a naturalistic performance by Ridley, the character was charming and felt completely human. That's a really good foundation for a sci fi character who experiences all kinds of crazy shit. She's likable because she convinces us as an every day jane who ends up on an unbelievable galactic ride she can't fully understand. We become invested in her no-nonsense friendship with Finn. Her personality is not described by a one-word gimmick, she's just a convincing human being.

Well said! Rey is a great character and I can't wait to learn more about her.
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(02-16-2017, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surfinn



Looks likes a brand new hairstyle to me.

Lol. I meant her clothes. Hairstyle is indeed brand new. Rey daughter of Qui Gon confirmed.
Sayers
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(02-16-2017, 06:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlimNassor

Really, she felt so wooden to me. Like Hayden Christensen wooden. I mean at least she wasn't as bad as he was but, still.

C'mon son, don't be crazy.
Surfinn
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(02-16-2017, 06:36 PM)
Hair down = metaphor for Rey letting her dark side out?

Originally Posted by Tence

Lol. I meant her clothes. Hairstyle is indeed brand new. Rey daughter of Qui Gon confirmed.

Oh. Yeah looks new but it's hard to say because they're not showing much.
WadiumArcadium
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(02-16-2017, 07:13 PM)
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Rey looks awesome. Liking Poe's new helmet as well.
Tence
(02-16-2017, 07:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surfinn


Oh. Yeah looks new but it's hard to say because they're not showing much.

Yeah my bad. That sentence was poorly constructed. English is not my first language.

They don't show much but I am seeing black...so that is new.
GAMEPROFF
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(02-16-2017, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surfinn

Hair down = metaphor for Rey letting her dark side out?

Padawan haircut.
WadiumArcadium
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(02-16-2017, 07:29 PM)
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Rian posted a look at the new stormtroopers as well. The visor looks a bit thinner and the helmet seems more pointed but that might just be me.



Looks like Thrawn's physical release may be getting something a bit special as well.

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Tence
(02-16-2017, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Padawan haircut.

Isn't that short hair a tiny pony tail and a braid haha.
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(02-16-2017, 08:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tence

Isn't that short hair a tiny pony tail and a braid haha.

Depends, have we ever seen human, female padawans?
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(02-16-2017, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Depends, have we ever seen human, female padawans?

I don't think so. But does Luke know Padawan hairstyles? Does he even know the word? And if he does, does he even want to continue that tradition?
Surfinn
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(02-16-2017, 08:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Tence

Yeah my bad. That sentence was poorly constructed. English is not my first language.

They don't show much but I am seeing black...so that is new.

No problem at all :)

Yup I can't wait to see what the rest looks like.

Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Padawan haircut.

Too bad the braid might actually look good on her.
GAMEPROFF
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(02-16-2017, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tence

I don't think so. But does Luke know Padawan hairstyles? Does he even know the word? And if he does, does he even want to continue that tradition?

Pretty sure he has studied how the jedis teached, since he had a actual jedi academy and had access to Holocrons.
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(02-16-2017, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Pretty sure he has studied how the jedis teached, since he had a actual jedi academy and had access to Holocrons.

Seriously? He had Holocrons? I don't know anything about what Luke did between 6 and 7 apart from what was told in TFA.
GAMEPROFF
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(02-16-2017, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tence

Seriously? He had Holocrons? I don't know anything about what Luke did between 6 and 7 apart from what was told in TFA.

Didnt he got one in the Comics?
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(02-16-2017, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Didnt he got one in the Comics?

Could be. I never read them.
WadiumArcadium
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(02-16-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Didnt he got one in the Comics?

I think you might be thinking of the EU unless I've forgotten this.

Edit: I just remembered. Grakkus had one didn't he? I can't remember if Luke kept it afterwards though. I know it revealed the location of the temple on Vrogas Vas.

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GAMEPROFF
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(02-16-2017, 08:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by WadiumArcadium

I think you might be thinking of the EU unless I've forgotten this.

Edit: I just remembered. Grakkus had one didn't he? I can't remember if he actually kept it afterwards though.

Yes, Grakkus and that the Jedi need to stay said by the Twilek Woman with the red skin are what I was remembering.
Ezalc
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(02-16-2017, 09:14 PM)
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My problem with Rey is her using the force way more than she should have been able to. Aside from that I enjoyed her character.
Surfinn
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(02-16-2017, 09:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Ezalc

My problem with Rey is her using the force way more than she should have been able to. Aside from that I enjoyed her character.

There could still be a reasonable explanation that has yet to be revealed, for those who feel like she was too gifted in TFA.
Ezalc
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(02-16-2017, 10:48 PM)
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I want to see how they explain away her being able to use the mind trick despite never seeing or hearing of it or how she was able to resist and partially overcome a completely healthy and stable Kylo Ren during the interrogation scene.
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(02-16-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ezalc

I want to see how they explain away her being able to use the mind trick despite never seeing or hearing of it or how she was able to resist and partially overcome a completely healthy and stable Kylo Ren during the interrogation scene.

There zero need for any explanation. She's a talented force user, even untrained as she is in TFA.

And Jedi mind tricks were common knowledge - she could have easily have heard about it growing up. You don't need to know any of this stuff.
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(02-17-2017, 12:05 AM)
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Just a reminder: Luke was somehow basically a fighter ace the first time he sat in an X-wing cockpit (sure sure, he had flown before... but an airspeeder, not a combat aircraft, and even that isn't actually really made clear in the original cut of ANH), and manages to use the Force without any real guidance (in the films, no comment on anything that happens in old EU or comics between films). I mean, Obi-Want gives Luke a lightsaber and doesn't tell how to hold it even properly (remember how he looks at the hilt at first?) and later he makes Luke fight against a dumb drone and that's basically all training Luke had. I'd imagine he could've done all that without Obi-Wan's guidance.
Oh, and Anakin too...

Complaints about Rey's skills seem really silly, considering they're basically a norm for Star Wars.

The Force is a mystical thing. A real thing, but still mystical. And it is pretty clear it does guide people without them having any idea about it whatsoever.
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KoruptData
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(02-17-2017, 05:51 PM)
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6 reasons to be excited for Empires End.

http://www.starwars.com/news/6-reaso...th-empires-end
Surfinn
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(02-17-2017, 06:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Woorloog

Just a reminder: Luke was somehow basically a fighter ace the first time he sat in an X-wing cockpit (sure sure, he had flown before... but an airspeeder, not a combat aircraft, and even that isn't actually really made clear in the original cut of ANH), and manages to use the Force without any real guidance (in the films, no comment on anything that happens in old EU or comics between films). I mean, Obi-Want gives Luke a lightsaber and doesn't tell how to hold it even properly (remember how he looks at the hilt at first?) and later he makes Luke fight against a dumb drone and that's basically all training Luke had. I'd imagine he could've done all that without Obi-Wan's guidance.
Oh, and Anakin too...

Complaints about Rey's skills seem really silly, considering they're basically a norm for Star Wars.

The Force is a mystical thing. A real thing, but still mystical. And it is pretty clear it does guide people without them having any idea about it whatsoever.

There's also this explanation which makes perfect sense.
Desparadina
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(02-17-2017, 06:06 PM)
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Man, I really do hope that Finn has some sort of Force Sensitivity or could at least be apart of the discussion surrounding the Jedi.
Surfinn
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(02-17-2017, 06:09 PM)

Originally Posted by Desparadina

Man, I really do hope that Finn has some sort of Force Sensitivity or could at least be apart of the discussion surrounding the Jedi.

I'm willing to bet he's in it.
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(02-17-2017, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Woorloog

Just a reminder: Luke was somehow basically a fighter ace the first time he sat in an X-wing cockpit (sure sure, he had flown before... but an airspeeder, not a combat aircraft, and even that isn't actually really made clear in the original cut of ANH), and manages to use the Force without any real guidance (in the films, no comment on anything that happens in old EU or comics between films). I mean, Obi-Want gives Luke a lightsaber and doesn't tell how to hold it even properly (remember how he looks at the hilt at first?) and later he makes Luke fight against a dumb drone and that's basically all training Luke had. I'd imagine he could've done all that without Obi-Wan's guidance.
Oh, and Anakin too...

Complaints about Rey's skills seem really silly, considering they're basically a norm for Star Wars.

The Force is a mystical thing. A real thing, but still mystical. And it is pretty clear it does guide people without them having any idea about it whatsoever.


Luke didn't just jump into an X- Wing through he had already had experience in his Sky hopper but the imperial tie simulation.
Sayers
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(02-17-2017, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Woorloog

Just a reminder: Luke was somehow basically a fighter ace the first time he sat in an X-wing cockpit (sure sure, he had flown before... but an airspeeder, not a combat aircraft, and even that isn't actually really made clear in the original cut of ANH), and manages to use the Force without any real guidance (in the films, no comment on anything that happens in old EU or comics between films). I mean, Obi-Want gives Luke a lightsaber and doesn't tell how to hold it even properly (remember how he looks at the hilt at first?) and later he makes Luke fight against a dumb drone and that's basically all training Luke had. I'd imagine he could've done all that without Obi-Wan's guidance.
Oh, and Anakin too...

Complaints about Rey's skills seem really silly, considering they're basically a norm for Star Wars.

The Force is a mystical thing. A real thing, but still mystical. And it is pretty clear it does guide people without them having any idea about it whatsoever.

I think the difference with Luke was that he didn't start using the lightsaber or the Force in any meaningful way (other than the Death Star shot) until Empire. And his first lightsaber duel wasn't until after training with Yoda.

As for Anakin, well, those were just bad movies.
Cross-Section
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(02-17-2017, 06:54 PM)
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New novel coming from Christie Golden in July:

Originally Posted by Star Wars.com

StarWars.com is excited to announce Inferno Squad, a new novel from Christie Golden coming July 25, about an elite Imperial squad and their mission following the events of Rogue One. While there are more details to come regarding the book, we have a first look at the cover, and the official description below offers a glimpse into what fans can expect:

The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.

After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire — no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?

Inferno Squad versus the Partisans? Sounds like a classic Star Wars battle in the making.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Inferno Squad!

Nothing about this is really grabbing me, but Dark Disciple was pretty good.
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(02-17-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by KoruptData

6 reasons to be excited for Empires End.

http://www.starwars.com/news/6-reaso...th-empires-end

4. A surprise appearance. Prequel trilogy fans — a certain character pops up years later as his fate is finally revealed. You’re not going to want to miss this. Have a tissue handy.

Haha.
phazedplasma
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(02-17-2017, 07:45 PM)
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After reading spoilers for all 3 books, I dont see anything to get excited about.
shingi70
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(02-17-2017, 07:47 PM)
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I hope we get a Luke Relaes interlude in Empires end.
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(02-17-2017, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by phazedplasma

After reading spoilers for all 3 books, I dont see anything to get excited about.

Aftermath was pretty forgettable but I enjoyed Life Debt a lot. Hopefully Empire's End is as good.
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(02-17-2017, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by phazedplasma

After reading spoilers for all 3 books, I dont see anything to get excited about.

I think the Contingency and Jakku star chart stuff is pretty interesting. I was kind of confused by what's up with Yupe Tashu being tossed into that well - does that trigger some kind of black hole superweapon or something?
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(02-17-2017, 10:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cross-Section

New novel coming from Christie Golden in July:


Nothing about this is really grabbing me, but Dark Disciple was pretty good.

I'll give it a shot but they definitely could have picked a more interesting time period than another GCW book.

Still waiting for a book about Dooku pre-TPM.
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(02-17-2017, 11:10 PM)
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So are we not talking about the fact that The Last Jedi is confirmed to be plural via foreign language determiners?
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(02-17-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Malyse

So are we not talking about the fact that The Last Jedi is confirmed to be plural via foreign language determiners?

Yes. And its not a single Incident like with Return of the Jedi, its in multiple languages.
Surfinn
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(02-18-2017, 12:31 AM)
Any Pablo response to this?
iosefe
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(02-18-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Surfinn

Any Pablo response to this?

pablo does not respond to questions about the future
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(02-18-2017, 04:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Malyse

So are we not talking about the fact that The Last Jedi is confirmed to be plural via foreign language determiners?

I posted it over to the spoiler thread, as I figured it was too spoilery.
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(02-18-2017, 09:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by EdReedFan20

I posted it over to the spoiler thread, as I figured it was too spoilery.

It's the film's title in another language. I don't think anyone can moan that it''s a spoiler.
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(02-18-2017, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by WadiumArcadium

It's the film's title in another language. I don't think anyone can moan that it''s a spoiler.

True, but when it comes to Star Wars, people can be quite touchy about spoilers, even the most minuscule ones. Just wanted to play it safe.
Surfinn
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(02-18-2017, 06:07 PM)

Originally Posted by iosefe

pablo does not respond to questions about the future

I didn't know that, thanks. Is there any response at all?

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