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The Force Awakens IMAX Poster Is Here, and It Has No Shame About Rey

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Hey, remember when the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast picture was revealed, and a shit-ton of people jumped the gun and freaked out that there weren’t enough women and people of color in it? Ah, those bygone days. Greedo could tell you a thing or two about prematurely firing off.

Anecdotally, I’ve been to a couple of Disney stores lately in the Los Angeles area, and in both the 14-inch and 7-inch categories of Disney-exclusive Star Wars figures, there are now shelves full of Kylo Ren and the Stormtrooper, and decent amounts of Finn too. The one that’s totally sold out? Yep, Rey with BB-8.

Anecdotally part two, my Uber driver yesterday was giving me the “Kylo Ren is Luke” theory. I set him straight that it is in fact Adam Driver, and we have even seen him unmasked.

His response: “Why aren’t any websites saying that?” Mine: “Because back in May we all showed images from Vanity Fair that plainly showed him unmasked, and didn’t imagine there could be any doubt after that.” I told him to come here, and I hope he has. (Say hi if it’s you!)

Cool IMAX poster. Julia will want one.

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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.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist