Saturday night was the world premiere of The Last Jedi, but press screenings were held today – and the formal review embargo reportedly lifts Tuesday at noon. Until then, here are more (fairly vague) tweets.
As we’ve learned in the past few years, every new Star Wars movie is the best one when one sees it on premiere night. But the praise for The Last Jedi is particularly enthusiastic and even occasionally thoughtful. Will it hold? Too soon to say, but for now, this is what we’re getting… All that and the beefcake 411, under the cut.
Ron Howard’s first really big reveal! For the purposes of our old-ass EU fan blog, anyway.
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.
More recent stuff from Howard under the cut. Continue reading “Tag and Bink are coming to an untitled Han Solo movie near you”
That’s was… certainly something. But now that we have it, time to grab your tickets. Here’s some late-night analysis from Entertainment Weekly, Nerdist, Mashable and The Hollywood Reporter. Plus a brand-new Rian Johnson interview on Yahoo where he talks about Carrie Fisher, porgs and the spoiler no-fly list.
There’s also a new Trailer Council podcast, featuring Amanda Ward (Making Star Wars, Rebel Grrrl,) Chris Taylor (Mashable, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe,) Shana O’Neil (SYFY Fangrrls,) Kyle Newman (Fanboys,) Steele Saunders (Steele Wars,) Anthony Breznican (Entertainment Weekly,) and Holly Frey (Full of Sith.)
Head below the cut for… Tweets! Yes, really.
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson shares some soothing porg facts.
Yes, the galaxy far, far away has bathrooms. Doesn’t this information make you feel fulfilled? ANYway, we’re just days away from Celebration and those giant heapings of actual news, so please read these tweets before I procrastinate further. Continue reading “Galactic bathroom discourse: Best #StarWars tweets for March 1 – April 10”
This week, there was more Chewbacca mask fun, angry Reylos, death stares and PUGS. So many pugs. Plus, Snoke still isn’t Plagueis. The internet is amazing. Continue reading “Everybody into the pool: Best #StarWars, #RogueOne and #SWEU tweets for May 21-27”
This week, Candice Payne made the internet laugh, we celebrated the birthdays of Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace, and a lot of people still have Bloodline thoughts. Onward!
This week, Luke met Bucky, Millicent attended a birthday, Hufflepuffs were cursed at and a lot of people squeed about Bloodline. Also, Beyoncé. BECAUSE IT’S THE LAW.
We survived, guys! We survived. Amazing.