Galaxy Wire: Star Wars News from Around the Web – May 8, 2015

There was enough Star Wars news this week to fill a spacecruiser, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals and more!

Galaxy Wire is a weekly roundup 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.

Han Solo saves Luke in A New Hope

Audio Recording of 1977 Star Wars Audience

For those born in the middle or after the release of the original trilogy, it’s essentially impossible to know what it was like to be in the theater watching Star Wars during its original run. Well, someone in 1977 had the foresight to record the audio of a theater audience. The crowd cheers at the big moments, from Han’s return to the Death Star’s destruction, and just seems genuinely invested in the film. Really amazing to hear!

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren

Vanity Fair‘s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photos

First there was the cover. Then there was Kylo Ren unmasked. Then there was Captain Phasma. Vanity Fair‘s next issue features a Star Wars: The Force Awakens blowout with cast photos by Annie Leibovitz, and sneak peek images were released in celebration of Star Wars Day. They’re beautiful, and help to form more of the Force Awakens puzzle. The magazine also released an excerpt from an interview with director J.J. Abrams, in which he discusses sneaking references into the film, showing John Williams footage from the movie, and more.

Star Wars Day: Jedi Pets

Another Star Wars Day has come and gone, one filled with movie marathons, blue-milk toasts, and more. Among all the great coverage, however, was one particular standout: BuzzFeed’s collection of pets dressed up as Star Wars characters.


Game Informer‘s Disney Infinity 3.0 Special announced this week that Star Wars would meet Disney, Marvel, and Pixar in Disney Infinity 3.0. Characters from the prequels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Ahsoka!), and the original trilogy are set to appear. And it. Looks. AWESOME. Game Informer’s next issue has a cover story on the game, and they also released a fantastic video on the making of its amazing figures. If you are a collector, designer, or fan of Princess Leia, you don’t want to miss it.

What were you excited about in the Star Wars universe this week? Let us know in the comments below! All Star Wars, all the time.