Galaxy Wire: Star Wars News from Around the Web – June 2, 2015

Marvel gives The Empire Strikes Back a hand, plus more from across the Internet!

Galaxy Wire is a selection of the team’s favorite activity relating to Jedi, Sith, and the power of the Force on the Internet. From Star Wars: The Force Awakens tidbits to photos of dogs dressed like Ewoks, you’ll find it all here. Thankfully, no Bothans died to get us this information.

A tapestry of all the major characters of the Star Wars universe.

Drawing Rings Around the Galaxy

Is there more to the prequels than meets the eye? A LOT more? Mike Kilmo thinks so, and his amazing analysis Star Wars Ring Theory, as highlighted by The A.V. Club, theorizes that the prequels and original trilogy form a rhyme pattern, and are carefully constructed to visually and thematically mirror each other. The Phantom Menace rhymes with Return of the Jedi, Attack of the Clones with The Empire Strikes Back, and Revenge of the Sith with A New Hope. It’s a really, really interesting read for fans of the saga or the art of film.

The Empire Strikes Back - Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker

Easter Egg Hunting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In late April, Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege confirmed that, yes, every Marvel Phase 2 movie will feature a dismemberment — in direct tribute to The Empire Strikes Back. This week, featured a video by Fun Notes, collecting all of said dismemberments in one handy (get it…?) video.

Star Wars: A New Hope - medal ceremony

A Very Star Wars Commencement

What would make a commencement speech more memorable? If it had more Star Wars. At the University of Pennsylvania law school’s graduation ceremony, Cass Sunstein, a leading American legal scholar, delivered a commencement speech that was chock full of Star Wars — he even made a Journal of the Whills reference! Sunstein clearly knows and loves a galaxy far, far away; check out the full speech at

X-wing fleet in Star Wars: A New Hope

An Awesome New X-wing Reports In

YouTube user Olivier C has accomplished something most fans only dream about: he has built an actual, flying X-wing, as reported by Granted, it’s a small X-wing quadcopter, but it’s still very cool nonetheless (especially considering it features a Star Wars: The Force Awakens-era X-wing paint scheme). Prepare to make your attack run, Olivier C!

What Star Wars news are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below! All Star Wars, all the time.