Rebels gets 3 Emmy nods for final season

Star Wars Rebels has been nominated for three Emmys for the show’s fourth and final season: Children’s Program, Sound Editing, and a Music Composition nod for Kevin Kiner.

The show was nominated for Children’s Program last year as well, but lost to Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas.

Game of Thrones has the most nominations this year, with 22, though nothing for Star Wars alumni Emilia Clarke, who submitted in the lead actress category this year.

Donald Glover’s Atlanta got writing, directing and lead acting nod for him, and the show is up for comedy series. He also got a guest actor nod for Saturday Night Live. Laura Dern (for The Take) and Thandie Newton (for Westworld) also got nods in lead and supporting actress categories, respectively.

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.

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.

Donald Glover: “How can you not be pansexual in space?”

Lando is up for anything, writer Jon Kasdan said last week, officially declaring that the character is pansexual.

Many fans welcomed the news, but are wary – this is hardly the first time we’ve seen a LGBTQ label assigned to a character but not shown onscreen.

Donald Glover’s reaction is a lot more straightforward: “How can you not be pansexual in space?” he said during an Entertainment Weekly Radio interview. “There are so many things to have sex with. Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I didn’t think that was that weird.”

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Donald Glover is everywhere, debuts new music in first turn on SNL

Donald Glover hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time last night and appeared in nearly every sketch. His monologue revolved around his pre-fame auditions for the show. The Star Wars highlight was his turn in ‘Lando’s Summit’, which points out how few black people there are in the franchise (and, by extension, on Saturday Night Live itself).

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