New featurette highlights Solo’s scoundrels

Today, upon the occasion of the movie’s release, a new Solo featurette puts the spotlight on the scoundrels – aka most of the cast, really.

I’ll have a discussion post up this evening for anyone who wants to char or give their first impressions in a spoiler-safe place.

The origins of Star Wars Kinect’s infamous (and amazing) ‘I’m Han Solo’ song

New York Magazine looks into the genesis and creation of Star Wars Kinect’s “I’m Han Solo,” perhaps the best Star Wars filk since Weird Al’s “The Saga Begins”.

I’m not joking. The song is amazing, and every time I hear it I love it more.

It did cause a lot of fanbros a great deal of distress back in 2012, to which I say: Suck it. If Star Wars can’t dance (as it always has), what can?

The real problem with Forces of Destiny?

Youtuber Jenny Nicholson has a smart, measured (and sometimes hilarious) take on the Forces of Destiny line, how it’s failing the intended audience of young girls, and how it could be improved. As someone who was a girl pre-Bratz (let alone Monster High, a doll line I was only barely aware of), it’s a pretty intriguing look at a lot of things that wouldn’t even have occured to me – and here’s one real-life example from a dad.

(And yes, if you’re keeping track, there is a brief Mara Jade mention.)

Marvel is taking on Beckett this summer

Woody Harrelson’s Tobia Beckett is getting a Marvel one-shot. Solicited for August, Beckett will be written by Gary Duggan (Chewbacca) with art by Will Sliney, Edgar Salazar and Marc Laming. The solicitation promises to reveal more about Enfys Nest and why they are “so dead set on taking him down once and for all.”

Solo is tracking for a $130-150M opening weekend – below the previous tracking, but still not a number to scoff at.

→ In addition to the cover story, Variety also has an interview with Donald Glover.

→ Emilia Clarke was on Jimmy Fallon, where she shows that her Shyriiwook is NOT up to spec (there’s also a new clip!), talks about ditching a screening for the royal wedding (on TV), and played charades.