The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: I am one with the Force


Blade Runner 2049 graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly in their first look issue. And yes, it means this issue has exclusive photos of a sequel I wasn’t really waiting but now I don’t mind is here. This time we have Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, who unearths a secret 30 years after the events of the first film that could mean serious business for what’s left to society, so cue finding Harrison Ford’s Deckard for some answers.

Check out the new trailer for the midseason return of Supergirl! In January 23, BTW. And yes Batman, Kryptonians can bleed. This time is not the fault of a Kryptonite weapon, but for what seems to be the presence of a Red Sun, which in comicbooks limits the powers of Kryptonians to the equivalent of a regular human more or less.


Well, it seems that originally we were going to get a Jedi in Rogue One. And not, it wasn’t Chirrut Îmwe, loveable Force-sensitive badass that he was. It was Lyra, Jyn’s mother, which would give us different reason as to why Galen left the Empire and his former BFF Krennic behind, and where she got that Kyber crystal she gave to Jyn. But it wasn’t meant to be. The reason, according to Gareth Edwards?

We thought that it would be more interesting to have a story without Force powers, without lightsabers. We could explore a period of broken faith, a galaxy without hope. There’s despair because the Jedi are gone – and with them, for many, even the memory of the Force. That meant our story could be about normal people pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.

EW gave us concept art of War for the Planet of the Apes where Luca, one of Caesar’s group, is seen interacting with a young mute girl named Nova. She’s a character from the original films, played by Linda Harrison, who accompanied Charlton Heston. While the continuity between the reboot and the original films remains quite unclear, this sure is one important link. According to director Matt Reeves, Nova she plays a huge part of Caesar’s arc in the movie.

The battle is not just between the humans and the apes but in Caesar’s soul. The girl is his pull back to his empathy and — for lack of a better word — his human side.


Allison Shearmur, Rogue One producer, compared Jyn Erso to Alien‘s Ripley in The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story book… and I really don’t mind.

She’s equal parts Joan of Arc and Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley – a pure hero, independent of gender. Someone who sets out to do something impossible, and does it

In a parallel universe, Michael Fassbender is part of the Star Wars franchise. Yep, Fassy confirmed that J.J. Abrams approached him for a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the actor was “busy doing something else”. He didn’t say which part was offered, but fans will be fans and like to speculate. And speculatethey did, with the most likely candidate being either Kylo Ren or General Hux. And while I like Fassy, I’m glad he was busy and could take it. I’ve become fond of both Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson in those roles respectively.

And that’s it for the week. Before I go, I want to wish Happy Birthday to Milla Jovovich, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Samuel L. Jackson and Ralph Fiennes.


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