The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy

September 19, 2014 14:58:15 Posted at September 19, 2014 14:58:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I’ve been trying to tune out everything surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII by declaring my person to be a Zone of Willful Ignorance. It’s all just rumors and innuendo and mystery boxes and the JJ Abrams School of SECRETY SECRETS drives me f*cking nuts. Is Adam Driver the villain?  Or is he an X-Wing pilot? And why are we assuming the two are mutually exclusive? I refuse to get sucked into this.

But there is one thing Star Wars I have been watching. For the last several months, since Zack Snyder started it with that Sith Lord Superman photo during Comic-Con, Snyder and Abrams have been nerd-trolling each other on Twitter. Snyder posts up “Batman & R2bin” and Abrams responds with the “C3Ped Crusader”. This is the stuff that nerd dreams are made of, though I do wonder where both directors are finding the time to Photoshop these most excellent images.

This week the passive-aggressive IP abuse hit new levels of nerdery. First Snyder responded to reports that the new Batmobile—which looks GREAT, by the way—was stolen from the Detroit set of Superhero Face Punch (it wasn’t) by posting a photo of the alleged perpetrator being arrested. I have a lot of issues with Zack Snyder, but where he points his camera is not one of them. That is the best-lit Twitter photo I’ve ever seen.

 

 

But Abrams faced Snyder by posting a video that gives us an up-close look at the Millennium Falcon, with a little hanger-on along for the ride, ready to float away with the rest of the garbage at a moment’s notice. As you know, I have been trying not to get my hopes up with Episode VII (F*CKING SAND), but seeing the Falcon, hearing that iconic theme—it’s actually happening. We’re going to have a new Star Wars movie next year, and it might not suck.

 
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