Maybe I’m way off base here, but I’m pretty sure Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a pretty big deal. I don’t remember this much hype around a movie since Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties.
On that note, I’m a-gonna keep bothering you about Star Wars 1) Because I can; 2) Because you love it; and 3) Because Chewbacca told me to, and you don’t disobey Chewbacca.
First off, who is Kylo Ren? There’s a lot of speculation surrounding Kylo Ren. Of course we know he’s one of the newest bad guys on the block (galaxy if you prefer…) and we’ve all seen the photos that have been released, but not much else has been revealed.
Well, until just a couple of days ago. “Kylo Ren is not a Sith,” says The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. “He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.” Abrams also revealed that Kylo Ren is a member of a group called Knights of Ren, and that Ren is a title — not a name — as Darth is to the Sith.
Who Kylo Ren really is remains a mystery, and I have to assume it’ll stay that way until the movie is released in December.
Another interesting tidbit: Abrams explained the origin of The First Order, or the “New Empire,” having derived from conversations about “what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again,” adding “Could the work of The Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr?”
If you’re unfamiliar with Force Friday, lemme school yous: Force Friday (September 4th) is the day that all Episode VII merchandise and apparel will finally be available for purchase!
Naturally, DBH is right in the mix of things. We’ll have a ton of Force Awakens T-Shirts and Episode VII merchandise available for you to get your grubby galactic hands on at exactly 12:01am PSD. So, ya know, set an alarm or three and hit refresh on the browser because you can’t be the last to rock that new Star Wars gear!
We’ll have a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shop, much like our beloved Star Wars Shop, where you can find tons of original Episode VII T-Shirts and Force Awakens merchandise. We’ll even have a Rebel Alliance vs The Empire battle to see which side is more popular! You’ll get to choose between bundles featuring three Empire T-Shirts or three Rebel T-Shirts (at a discount, of course), so be sure to rep your set!
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