With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens only weeks away, it seems as though everyone is getting in on the action, including a few online mega-sites like Google. In fact, according to Cinema Blend, Google has secretly hidden a few interesting features that are sure to get any Star Wars fan excited for the return of the hit franchise.
For starters, fans can transform their Google search into the iconic opening sequence, complete with yellow letters on a black backdrop, by simply searching “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” The screen will promptly offer search results within the iconic opening crawl that has been featured at the start of every Star Wars movie.
Furthermore, fans can transform the themes of certain Google apps, like Maps and Gmail, by logging into their Google account and choosing the Light or Dark Side. Depending on which side is chosen, certain apps by the company will change to a Star Wars theme. For example, if fans choose the light side, they can cruise Google Maps Street View inside an X-Wing.
Speaking of choosing sides, the movie is set to introduce a brand new villain in Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). With that in mind, there are a few interesting aspects about the character that have been revealed, including his use of the Dark Side, his devotion to Darth Vader, and a bigger boss lurking in the background.
Apart from his new lightsaber and mask, Games Radar is reporting that Ren is not a Sith, though he will definitely be using Dark Side. In fact, as JJ Abrams previously revealed that Ren’s name points towards a different origin for the new villain.
“He is a character who came to the name of Kylo Ren when he joined a group called the Knights Of Ren,” the director stated.
At the same time, the trailer revealed just how devoted Ren is to the memory of Darth Vader. This was shown by Ren’s dialogue with Vader’s old mask. This decision to incorporate Vader’s evilness into the new movie was something that Abrams stated was crucial to the plot.
“That all came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again?” Abrams said. “What could be born of that? Could the First Order exist as a group that actually admired the Empire? Could the work of the Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr? Could there be a need to see through what didn’t get done?”
Lastly, and perhaps most the significant, is the idea that Ren may not be the main villain as the franchise moves forward. In fact, Ren’s boss is Supreme Leader Snoke. Although not much is known about Snoke and his part in the upcoming movie, he is thought to be an important person as far as the Dark Side is concerned.
Meanwhile, with the premiere of the film getting closer and closer, fans can finally get a better idea of what the movie will sound like. According to Comic Book Resources, the official soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released and hints at small spoilers.
In particular, there a few titles that reveal what the plot of the movie will center on. This includes a heavy dose of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and a battle involving the Starkiller and Ren. Although these titles hint at the overall plot of the film, there are sure to be a number of twists and surprises yet to be revealed.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to show in theaters on December 18.
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