In a Movie Theater Far, Far Away…

*Cue the fangirl/fanboy squeals*

The cast has FINALLY been announced for J.J. Abram’s newest installment of the Star Wars saga!

And here they are:

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Look! Even R2D2 is there!

Can’t tell who everyone is? No problem; I’m here to help!

The the original cast members (or as I like to call them: The Jedi Trinity) are BACK! That’s right, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher have all signed on to reprise their roles from the original (and, in this blogger’s opinion, the BEST) 1970’s films! But who are the rest of these young whippersnappers? Glad you asked!

 

Domhnall Gleeson

Neither Dementor nor Storm Trooper scare me.

Neither Dementor nor Storm Trooper scare me.

Dom, AKA Bill Weasley, will be turning in his wand for a lightsaber come December 2015! IMDB doesn’t list his character’s name, but my guess is he is either the spawn of Han and Leia or one of Luke’s littles.

 

Adam Driver

Look out Girls!

Look out Girls!

Best known for his role on HBO’s Girls and Inside Llewyn Davis, its unclear who Driver will be playing as well. Although, he really reminds me of a younger, less crazy-eyed Peter Mayhew. Maybe he’s one of Chewbacca’s pups…?

 

Oscar Isaac

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Another Llewyn Davis alum, Isaac hasn’t been in too many projects. I’m hoping this is a good thing. Although Hayden Christensen was a relative unknown when he was in Star Wars and we all know how THAT turned out…

 

Daisy Ridley

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This cute-as-a-button brunette is just about as adorable as her name. But, I feel as though there’s some fierceness behind those baby brown’s. Maybe she’s a little Leia…? Ridley has only has about 6 or 7 acting projects under her belt, but something tells me that Star Wars is going to catapult her to stardom.

 

What do you think about the casting choices? Like them? Don’t like them? Have any guesses as to who they might be playing? Honestly, I think the actors could stink and this movie would still be awesome. Mostly because J.J. Abram’s is driving this Falcon and that guy knows his way around a galaxy! No disrespect to George Lucas, but I’m still a little bitter about the whole “remastering” thing…and I don’t think I’m alone in this:

Fan Girl Friday

Hello nerdlings! I’ve rounded up some awesome geek finds this week! Let’s dive right in!

 

A gamer's retreat.

A gamer’s retreat.

Look at this awesome living room! The guy in the photo made ALL of it! How cool is that? He based his couch off of a design from Igor Chak’s site! I’m totally going to show this picture to my dad and see if he can make some of this stuff for me and Huff the Hubs!

 

 

The BEST lightsaber. EVER.

The BEST lightsaber. EVER.

We don’t eat corn on the cob much in our house, but after seeing these I’m totally going to stock up! How cool would it be to have a Cornsaber fight at the dinner table? (Probably not that cool to clean freaks or people that don’t like their food to touch other food).

 

 

In one ear and out the other.

In one ear and out the other.

I’ve never officially played Portal (I know, I know, my Geek Card needs to be revoked) and to be honest, I hate watching the hubs play it. (Its soooooo boring! I need a game with a story! Ugh. Okay, sorry. Had to vent. Anyway, moving on…) I’m totally considering pretending that I like Portal just so I can wear these earrings!

 

"I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct-tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.” – Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

“I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct-tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.” – Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

Feeling a little out of the loop with some of your nerdy friends? Tired of not being able to join in when they quote Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek, or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? Have no fear! Wired.com has compiled a list of the 100 Quotes Every Geek Should Know!