A meteorite streaks past the camera. It carries an alien mineral, and it ain’t Vibranium. It smashes into a lighthouse; the invasion of planet Earth has begun. Ground zero is covered by an iridescent dome called the Shimmer, which looks like a soap bubble, or a gigantic blister. Those who enter don’t return.
There are certain things you just know about yourself – like whether or not you’d be cut out for daring interplanetary exploration. Personally, I can confidently say I wouldn’t be much good.
The Force Awakens is released this week, and with Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie joining new lead Daisy Ridley, it seems like the latest Star Wars chapter will have some intriguing female characters.