When the official poster was released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first question everyone asked was “Where is Luke Skywalker?”
But then people started noticing the giant, suspiciously ‘Death Star’-ish thing in the background. But what is it? ‘Death Star 2.0’?
Now, we have confirmation from director J.J. Abrams, via Entertainment Weekly: that is ‘Starkiller Base’, the command center for the Imperial remnant known as the First Order.
Closer look at the ‘Starkiller Base’, courtesy of EW.
Exactly what that power is, is unknown at this time, but if I had to guess, I would say it’s probably something along the lines of the ‘Death Star 2.0’. Learning from the mistakes of the Empire, they have built something that is bigger, better, and hopefully doesn’t have one single point of failure.
Along with the reveal of the ‘Starkiller Base’, EW introduces us to one of the leaders of The First Order: General Hux, a character we haven’t heard too much about in the run-up to The Force Awakens. Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), who plays the General Hux, says this commander of the First Order is defined by arrogance and contempt.
General Hux, courtesy of EW.
Some people don’t like to hear too much leading up to a major release like The Force Awakens. But the more I hear, the more excited I get!
Check out the rest of the EW article for more on the ‘Starkiller Base’ and General Hux!
What do you think of the latest details? Let us know!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will begin it’s theatric take-over Friday, December 18th, 2015, with advance screenings beginning Thursday, December 17th.