New Solo trailer debuts Sunday

A new 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 Idol sting:

Solo is going to Cannes

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 Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005 had their debuts at the festival. The festival’s history with the franchise goes back a lot further than that, though.

Solo is the first Star Wars movie since Sith to be released in May.

Director Ron Howard brought The Da Vinci Code to Cannes in 2006, and Lucasfilm’s Willow way back in 1988.

Grease traps ahoy: The Solo/Denny’s alliance has officially begun

Denny’s did a big reveal of their Solo stuff today, beginning with Collider debuting 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”

Star Wars out this week: New vehicle guide

There’s one middle grade reference book, one comic and two trades being released this week. First up, on Tuesday, April 3, is the Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles by Landry Q. Walker.

Then, on Wednesday, April 4, head to your favorite comic venue for Star Wars #46 or the latest trade in the series, Ashes of Jedha, which collects #38-43. Marvel is also shipping a hardcover collection of their 40th anniversary cover art, if that’s your bag.