It’s May the 4th, and that means Star Wars day on every corner of the nerd Internet, so we’re kicking you off with some of the premature revelations the day has already brought. A new Vanity Fair feature will reveal more later today, but for now, we have the cover…and one character confirmation made official [minor spoiler below].
I think most of us figured it out by now, but yes, as the video below shows, Adam Driver is definitely playing new saber-slinging villain Kylo Ren. However, my guess is he’s unmasked for the photoshoot, and any hypothetical bare-facing onscreeen, should it happen, wouldn’t necessarily reveal his normal visage – though it could.
Speaking of Mr. Ren fair, his masked likeness will adorn Hasbro’s new toy packaging, which will officially debut at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 4th.
And here’s Star Trek: Voyager‘s Tim Russ trolling Star Wars fans. It’s almost erotic when he talks about the hole of the death ball.
(Yes, you’ll still get your Daily List today. Hang tight.)
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
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