I Now Pronounce You Mrs. Skywalker: A (Semi-Serious) List Of Candidates to Play Rey’s Mother in Episode IX

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As we approach the middle of the post-TLJ, pre-Episode IX doldrums, it’s time for a little bit of fun, pointless speculation to make the days go by a bit faster. And what better way to do that than to spend several days meticulously compiling a list of all the actresses who could potentially play Rey’s mother in Episode IX? (There are probably better ways, I just chose this one). Below the jump, I explore which of these extremely similar looking British, brunette white ladies (insert beleaguered sigh here) is the best candidate to play the part, ranked in order from to least to most ridiculous. How serious am I about these choices? Not very. Or am I? Who can say. Read on to find out….

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The Lost Son of Mandalore: An Origin Story for Finn in Episode IX

finn-phasma-last-jedi-tallWe’ve spoken before of Finn’s role specifically in the Skywalker family arc, and how his future is heavily foreshadowed to interweave with them as Han Solo’s did before him–but what about where he came from before the beginning of The Force Awakens? In this article, I make a case for a backstory for Finn that both adds depth to his past, and gives meaning to his future.

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An Interview with Ken Liu

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I sat down earlier this week with Ken Liu, author of the book The Legends of Luke Skywalker, to talk about all manner of exciting Star Wars stuff. Full interview below the cut.

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Solo Review by Sprinkles (Spoilers)

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I went into Solo with two things: a bag of peanut butter M&Ms and a healthy dose of skepticism. I’m happy to say that the latter was proven quite delightfully unnecessary.

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A Few Thoughts on Caves, Obstacles, and Finding What You Came To See

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Our heroine Rey faces crucial moments in and in front of two caves in The Last Jedi. In this piece, we investigate the deeper symbolism that these classic mythic images might contain in the context of her journey.

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The Found Skywalker: An Analysis of Finn as Heir to the Skywalker Legacy

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Although Finn and Rey were initially billed as the two leads of the new Star Wars trilogy, it feels to many as though Finn’s storyline has fallen to the wayside. Here we offer an interpretation of how Finn’s character is still central to the story of the Skywalker Saga, and a prediction for his role in relation to the family moving forward.

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