HitFix Harpy has been counting down the days until “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for almost a year. There’s only a handful of day left until we reset the clock for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and it’s all hands on deck to squeeze every last drop of coverage out of this galaxy far, far away.

Since people have things like jobs and families and friends and lives and can’t live online 24/7*, here is a handy MASTER LIST of our reporting, speculating, and general flailing over the return of Star Wars to the big screen. Updates will real-time, except where sleep schedules need apply.



#1: Did the Star Wars prequels give away the mysterious villain in ‘The Force Awakens’ years ago?
Dive deep into a spoiler-filled speculation on who might be pulling the strings behind the First Order nearly three decades after the Rebellion defeated the Empre.

#2: Carrie Fisher has advice on how to explain Leia’s bikini to kids.
Basically, murder isn’t off the table if someone takes away your autonomy. Not a bad life lesson when you think about it.

#3: Now we know who has possession of Darth Vader’s helmet.
This information leads down a fan theory rabbit hole so deep, even the denizens of Coruscant Level 1313 wouldn’t dare tread.

#4: Does Princess Leia have in-universe fangirls?
This photo seems to prove so. And why not? She’s only the General of the Resistance and royalty to boot. Not a bad role model!

#5: Daisy Ridley couldn’t stop helicopter-moming BB-8.
Even Abrams had to remind her the droid wasn’t a baby!

#6: What did George Lucas think of “The Force Awakens”?
And should we even care?

#7: There is no post-credit scene in “The Force Awakens”.
That is all.



#1: Watch the most recent ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer.
Careful, it’s got spoilers! The (hopefully) last look we’ll get before sitting down in theaters comes from the second international trailer which is pack full of footage never seen before!

#2: Did George Lucas throw shade on “The Force Awakens”?
Spoiler: Yes. Yes he totally did.

#3: Is Alderaan making an appearance in the new Star Wars film??
Those asteroids looked awfully familiar.

#4: Why didn’t Princess Leia ever become a Jedi?
And more importantly, should she have?

#5: Kathleen Kennedy is totally our Woman Crush of the Week!
Every week, tbh.

#6: Watch the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” press conference in its entirety.
Carrie Fisher continues to delight and the rest of the cast and crew do their best to talk about a film without talking about it.



#1: Our own Drew McWeeny’s spoiler-free review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Wednesday)

#2: “Star Wars Memories Pt. I, II, III” by Drew McWeeny

#3: “One Small Change That Makes the Star Wars Prequels watchable” by Donna Dickens

#4: “The Dark Side of Social Media for the Ladies of Star Wars” by Roth Cornet

#5: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” review by Toshi McWeeny

#6: “Phasma is hard, unrelenting, and a lot like Brienne of Tarth” by Roth Cornet

#7: “This generations’ Luke Skywalker is not a Star Wars fan. Does it matter?” by Roth Cornet

#8: “Yoda Spin-Off” - She Said/She Said

#9: “Star Wars SpoilerCast”

#10: “Do We Want a Boba Fett spin-off?”

#11: “How does ‘The Force Awakens’ have to suck for us to hate it?” - Fandemoniun


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