THE FANS AWAKEN
The only thing cooler than getting to attend the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is attending the premiere in a stitch-for-stitch perfect recreation of the main characters’ costumes – despite not even having seen the film yet. We bow down, Finn and Rey 2.0.
They may fight on the Dark Side, but that doesn’t mean that stormtroopers don’t know how to throw a good party. Besides, those lines outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in L.A. can get pretty long.
A PERFECT STORM
Look, waiting outside for weeks in order to be one of the very first people to see the new Star Wars movie means braving the elements, so you can’t blame this stormtrooper for ensuring they were prepared for all kinds of inclement weather.
One British fan, photographed outside the European premiere in London, is clearly feeling the force as he channel Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A STRONG ALLIANCE
The gang’s all here! Everyone from Princess Leia to newcomer Poe Dameron is well-represented in Leicester Square in London as fans wait for the cast to arrive.
THE SMALLEST BIG FANS
We didn’t think it was physically possible for BB-8 to get any more adorable, but this young Turkish fan has managed to do just that. (We know we’re not supposed to pick favorites, but, well, just look at her!)
COME TO THE DARK SIDE
Someone needs to help keep all of those stormtroopers in line, and, luckily, this Kylo Ren is just the person for the job.
PERFECT COSTUME, HE DOES HAVE
Sometimes, the most effective costume is the one made with love. Or, in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s case, the one made with green face paint and a spare bathrobe.
Important question: What would a stormtrooper need with a phone? They’re all linked-up via their helmets, and they can presumably take pictures with their advanced eye-things. So the only thing they really need a phone for is Instagram, right? Can you imagine the filters they’ll have come up with that far in the future?
MAY THE SQUAD BE WITH YOU
Look at the guy playing Lando in the back. He’s so perfectly nailing Billy Dee Williams’ louche insouciance. He’s like, “I don’t need a lightsaber. I have this smirk.” And he’s right.
USE THE BUTTER PUMP, LUKE
You know that scene in Empire in which Darth Vader’s healing pod is revealed? You know what was covering the floor of that healing pod thing? Popcorn fragments. Vader loves popcorn. Little expanded universe trivia there for ya.
We’re willing to bet this guy isn’t just salt-and-peppering his hair to make a more plausible Obi-Wan costume. No, he looks like an OG fan, and for dragging himself away from a warm bed to a midnight premiere, we salute him.
LET THE WOOKIEE ORDER BEFORE YOU
Can you imagine a drunk Wookiee? They’ve gotta be rough to stuff in a cab at the end of the night, and further, does getting drunk make them harder to understand? What if Han’s not around to translate?
DOWN IN FRONT
Okay, cool lightsaber and everything, but like, you did turn that off for the movie, right?
Are these hobbits? Dear God, who gave them lightsabers?