Tag and Bink are coming to an untitled Han Solo movie near you

Ron Howard’s first really big reveal! For the purposes of our old-ass EU fan blog, anyway.

Tag and Bink are in the Han Solo movie. They’re played by Jon Kasdan (left,) who confirms it, and assistant director Toby Hefferman.)

The pair originate in the 2001 Tag & Bink Are Dead comics which are, technically, part of Legends. (Though even there the comics were considered “Infinities,” which today makes them doubly non-canon.) How much makes it to screen (and canon..?) Well, probably not much. But that’s fitting.

Technicalities aside, the original Tag and Bink comics (by Star Wars Tales MVP Kevin Rubio) are among the highlights of Dark Horse’s run with the license. They’re totally worth a read, require nothing at all in knowledge of the vast Expanded Universe, and are really, really funny. I don’t think there’s been any physical reprints since the comics license changeover to Marvel, but the collection is available on Comixology.

Honestly, this is exactly the kind of EU appearance I expect in this film: Brief and irreverent.

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Glover, Ahmed and Dern win Emmys

Three Star Wars actors won big at the Emmys tonight. The upcoming Han Solo film’s Donald Glover took home two statues for Atlanta – lead actor in a comedy and directing in a comedy. Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed won as lead in a limited series for The Night of. And The Last Jedi’s Laura Dern took supporting actress in a limited series for Big Little Lies.

The night’s biggest genre winner was The Handmaid’s Tale. The dystopia won Best Drama Series and writing, along with lead and supporting wins for Elizabeth Moss and Ann Dowd. Anthology series Black Mirror also took two trophies for the episode “San Junipero.”

Rebels and The Star Wars Show get Emmy nods

Star Wars fans have several categories to watch at the Primetime Emmys this year. The two big ones for the franchise are Rebels with a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program, and The Star Wars Show for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.

But when it comes to numbers, there are Star Wars folks all over the map. The late Carrie Fisher is up for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Amazon’s Catastrophe. The Bright Lights documentary that focused on Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, also got two nominations.

Donald Glover’s Atlanta got a total of six nods, including Outstanding Comedy Series and a Lead Actor, Directing and Writing nods for Glover himself. Fellow Solo castmember Michael Kenneth Williams is up for his supporting role in The Night of.

Ewan McGregor goes up against Riz Ahmed for Lead Actor in a Limited Series for Fargo and The Night of, respectively. They got each got a second nod for Narrator (McGregor in Wild Scotland) and Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Ahmed in Girls).

Other Star Wars actors with nominations include Laura Dern (Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for Big Little Lies) and Ben Mendelsohn (Guest Actor in a Drama Series, for Bloodline).