Mark Hamill is getting a Hollywood Star

Mark Hamill is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The ceremony, on March 8, will be emceed by George Lucas (!), Harrison Ford (!!) and Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The list of stars who appear on the Walk of Fame is expansive, but it does include (at least) Ford, Billy Dee Williams, Laura Dern and Alec Guinness, as well as effects legend Dennis Muren, Solo director Ron Howard and Alan Ladd Jr., the studio executive who was instrumental in getting Star Wars off the ground.

Hamill had a street named after him in San Diego last year.

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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