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If you happened to catch the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, you may have seen Kylo Ren Adam Driver as a middle-aged dad getting his first taste of the massively-popular FORTNITE. Playing alongside a pair of 15-year-olds (Pete Davidson and Kyle Mooney), Driver proudly alerts the others that his 11-year-old son loves the game, but it's his first time jumping into the Battle Royale. My own confession: despite covering FORTNITE for ages, I just downloaded it to my Xbox One a few weeks ago, somehow getting the "Victory Royale" twice within my first few matches. Somewhat creepily, one of the kids in my squad said he was 9-years-old (same as my oldest daughter) as he asked me if I "know about building stuff." The kids may have their FORTNITE, but they're always amazed when I tear them up while playing Street Fighter II. Check out the sketch below!

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Is Kylo Ren's body a wonderland? Following the now-classic Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base SNL sketch in which it is touted that Kylo Ren "is shredded" and "has an eight pack," Adam Driver had the chance to show the goods in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Indeed, while some audiences (and Rey) were surprised to see a shirtless Kylo Ren hanging out on his First Order Star Destroyer,  others took note of his unusually high-waisted pants. One such viewer was John Mayer, and he rung in the new year by launching the #KyloRenChallenge on Instagram. As of this writing, there's over 1,043 participants on Instagram, proving that The Force is strong with those looking to show off what they've got. Don't want to see some skin? You can turn back now...

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To say that my most recent visit to Los Angeles was "surreal" would border on understatement - stepping into a world that just a few years ago none would've expected, nor believed. Going back even further, the small child that still resides housed in this now 39-year-old body would never understand the weight or gravitas of the situation - STAR WARS is back, and aside from the original era of 1977-1983, there's been no better time to be a STAR WARS fan than now. The Force is strong in our family, my wife and I sharing our love of "a galaxy far, far away" with our daughters - our children finding themselves enchanted with the very stories we grew up on, but now with new tales that we can experience together... for the very first time. Sixteen years had passed between the release of RETURN OF THE JEDI in 1983 and the debut of THE PHANTOM MENACE in 1999... "the dark times" bridging the gap between the end of the "Original Trilogy" and the start of the "Prequel Trilogy." Now, in 2015, another sixteen years have passed and we've arrived on the cusp of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, the start of a new Trilogy - but one that unlike its predecessors, will be punctuated by standalone "Star Wars Stories" in between. This week, a little boy that spent countless hours immersed in a world of Kenner STAR WARS action figures nearly 40 years ago would be invited by Disney to take a step into a larger world - the Global Press Event for the launch of THE FORCE AWAKENS... a film directed by another little boy (J.J. Abrams), who's now grown-up and and has taken those toys to help relaunch the Saga for new generations of families to enjoy for a long, long time to come...

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Let the conspiracy theories begin as to why Mark Hamill is absent (patience, Young Jedi - all will be revealed on December 18) as five Character Posters for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS have arrived. Today we get some nice highlights of Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), each thematically displaying their signature weapon. To see these in high-res, visit THE ROCK FATHER Magazine on Facebook.

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