Everything you need to know about 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Kelly Lawler
Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) in 'The Force Awakens.'

The wait is finally over.

It's Star Wars Month at USA TODAY and in honor of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by spending all of December celebrating the beloved film series. Check back here for exclusive interviews with the cast and creators of The Force Awakens, videos, quizzes and so much more. And as always, may the Force be with you.

So is The Force Awakens good or what?! USA TODAY's Brian Truitt reviews it:

Review: 'Star Wars' is back in full 'Force'

Audiences thought it was pretty good, too:

Audiences react: 'Star Wars' debuts in the U.S.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' blasts to record $57 million Thursday night

Here's what you missed at the movie's world premiere:

'Star Wars' premiere: Droids, wookiees and Han Solo

Here's what the cast could tell us about the secretive film:

'Star Wars' icon Carrie Fisher on Leia: 'She's mine!'

'Star Wars' takes Lupita Nyong'o to another acting universe

Daisy Ridley rides high in 'Star Wars' galaxy

John Boyega breaks out in 'The Force Awakens'

Harrison Ford goes Solo once again for 'Star Wars'

We also asked them the questions YOU wanted answers to:

Carrie Fisher answers YOUR 'Star Wars' question

Lupita Nyong'o answers YOUR 'Star Wars' question

John Boyega answers YOUR 'Star Wars' question

Daisy Ridley answers YOUR 'Star Wars' question

Which Star Wars character are you? You can be any with our downloadable avatars:

USA TODAY Star Wars Avatars

Compare the Star Wars hype from 1977 to now:

And don't miss John Boyega doing impressions of his Force Awakens cast mates:

You can also catch up on the first six films in just three minutes with our supercut:

Some other helpful things to remember:

The definitive ranking of all 7 'Star Wars' movies

5 famous 'Star Wars' references, explained

10 very basic 'Star Wars' things to know if you've never seen the movies

Why I love the �Star Wars� prequels (and you should too)

You can relive the original trilogy through these images from the films:

And the prequel trilogy, too:

And here are a few stills from The Force Awakens, too:

Show your Star Wars love in style:

Test your knowledge of the Force in our Star Wars quiz:


And if you're REALLY a superfan, maybe try our Star Wars genius-level quiz:


Like Star Wars AND video games? We can help you:

'Infinity' adds to 'Force Awakens' experience

You can watch the official trailer (and other great videos) here:

Everyone is kind of freaking out about it, to be honest: