Solo trailer is debuting Sunday, official accounts are teasing. There’s a promo out there that pegs it as appearing during ABC’s American Idol reboot, which starts at 8:00 p.m. (Since it’s not football season, but honestly… I’d rather watch football. Luckily, it’s 2018 and we have Twitter and Youtube.)
The second promo, with a touch more new footage and the
A Renault commercial features
Solo’s Conveyex, Chewbacca, Millennium Falcon and speeder bike gang.
Keeping with the French, we’ve also learned
an interesting detail about one of the film’s antagonists. Several new publicity images/posters have also appeared.
Our second excerpt from Daniel José Older’s – the Last Shot Solo tie-in novel – features Sana Starros. Starros first appeared in Marvel’s Star Wars comic back in 2015, and has been a regular in the comics ever since. Last Shot will be her first time in a novel.
The first excerpt, from March, is
a moment of Han with baby Ben. Last Shot will be out in hardcover and eBook on April 17.
The drama du jour is one that’s
a bit more stale than yesterday’s but so much more dramatic: Tony Gilroy on Rogue One. The film was in “terrible, terrible trouble,” he said on The Moment With Brian Koppelman podcast. Continue reading “Tony Gilroy on Rogue One: “It was just a mess””
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, the festival has announced. The film will premiere on May 15, ten days before the official May 25 release date, per Deadline, who was first to report the news.
This isn’t a
Star Wars first: Both in 2002 and Attack of the Clones in 2005 had their debuts at the festival. The festival’s history with the franchise Revenge of the Sith goes back a lot further than that, though.
Solo is the first Star Wars movie since Sith to be released in May.
Ron Howard brought The Da Vinci Code to Cannes in 2006, and Lucasfilm’s Willow way back in 1988.
Our old friend the Rey parentage discourse, which was seemly settled in
The Last Jedi, came rearing back today thanks to Simon Pegg, who’s pals with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and played Jakku heavyweight Unkar Plutt in the film.
Continue reading “Simon Pegg weighs in on Rey’s parents”
There’s a lot of
Star Wars misinformation floating around right now. There’s the brouhaha with the Brazilian posters, the and finally, the whole Solo report that stoked every fanboy “fear” recast-Meryl-Streep-as-Leia petition that got manhandled into a “rumor” by the unscrupulous.
Continue reading “How to up your Star Wars news IQ”
Denny’s did a big reveal of
their today, beginning with Collider debuting Solo stuff a commercial for the promotion. The commercial may be for the restaurant, but the set is a recreation of the one from the film, with Solo production designer Neil Lamont and creature supervisor Neal Scanlan on board, per io9. The fateful card game between Han and Lando takes place there, and the creatures are mostly from the movie as well. Continue reading “Grease traps ahoy: The Solo/Denny’s alliance has officially begun”
John Boyega appeared at Awesome Con in Washington D.C. this weekend, and at his panel revealed that Rey and Finn are once again teamed up in Episode IX.
Continue reading “John Boyega: Finn and Rey are “back together” in Episode IX”
There’s one middle grade reference book, one comic and two trades being released this week. First up, on
Tuesday, April 3, is the by Landry Q. Walker. Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Wednesday, April 4, head to your favorite comic venue for or the latest trade in the series, Star Wars #46 , which collects #38-43. Marvel is also shipping Ashes of Jedha a hardcover collection of their 40th anniversary cover art, if that’s your bag.