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May the Fourth be with you! In honor of Star Wars day, Vanity Fair released these The Force Awakens images: Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron; Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and his snowtroopers; JJ Abrams directing Daisy Ridley as Rey in a Jakku marketplace; Rey in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford); Lupita Nyong’o in motion-capture gear for her role as pirate Maz Kanata; Kanata’s crew; from left to right: composer John Williams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and director JJ Abrams; Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.

→  Disney had their earnings call today, in the aftermath of May 4, where Bob Iger talked up their “carefully designed marketing plan” for Star Wars. (…Yeah.) A research film, meanwhile, revealed that the franchise had “197 percent more digital consumption” yesterday than Avengers: Age of Ultron had on the day it was released. Looking back, Chris Taylor explores how Star Wars has made billions.

→ The Vanity Fair newsletter photo reveal is an alternate take of Lupita Nyong’o (above,) and a bit of an interview with J.J. Abrams. The full interview goes up tomorrow.

→ Spoiler corner: The day before we got the VF photos, Making Star Wars reported about a scene where Kylo Ren is helmetless. After the photos, Jason has a possible name for Maz Kanata’s location.  (On that note, Jason was profiled over at  The Daily Dot.)

→ Also… Domhnall Gleeson on meeting Harrison Ford | Magic Mike’s Star Wars-style poster

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“When I was auditioning for Joffrey. I only had one audition, and the producers and writers were laughing at my performance because I was being so snotty and arrogant. They found it comical. I thought that was good.” –Jack Gleeson

“Jack is gorgeous – a wonderfully sensitive, quiet, intelligent scholar. He’s the antithesis of that character.” –Michelle Fairley

“Jack, who plays Joffrey is such a lovely fellow.” --Ian McElhinney

“He’s this really contemplative, erudite, really gorgeous, generous human being, and he plays Joffrey so well.  It’s very disturbing.” –Natalie Dormer

“Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey is an absolute sweetheart in real life, you know what I mean. He’s such a brilliant actor. I think he’s a genius.” –Mark Addy

“He’s the most polite, lovely, intelligent person in the whole cast! He’s just so humble and everyone loves him. There’s nothing anyone can say bad about Jack. He literally just turns it on. As soon as they go, “Action!” he goes from lovely Jack to the most sadistic, horrible creep on television.” –Sophie Turner

“Jack Gleeson is really a very nice young man, charming and friendly.” –George R.R. Martin

“I kind of wish he would do more television interviews so that people can see what he’s really like, because there is so much hate for Joffrey, I feel protective of Jack now. If I were him, I’d be petrified that people would come up and slap me on the street! I should be his bodyguard.” –Sophie Turner

“Jack is actually a very sweet boy and very bright, very intelligent young man with a natural talent.” –Charles Dance

“Jack! He’s the coolest. He smokes a pipe, people. Talk about great acting for somebody who’s so different from the part he plays. I love that guy.” –Peter Dinklage

this guy right here needs a bigger fandom

his little self was charming

he’s cute as a dozen of kittens

and puppies

dat acting skills though

btw he’s actually hot

shirtless alert

and let’s all admit that his joffrey was legen-freaking-dary

just look at this evil little asshole

but he’s the way he is because of this amazing actor

so appreciate

and kneel for the king Jack Gleeson

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“Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus in Gladiator was certainly an inspiration for my characterization of Joffrey, that had a big impact, the smirk. It’s interesting sometimes  when an audience can empathize with a villain. But to get completely lost in it, it’s exciting just to be intrinsically evil and not to have a speck of good or humanity in their bones.”- Jack Gleeson  (x)