It's the last day of May, and you know what that means...it's also the last day of Star Wars Takeover Month. *sighs, sheds many tears*
Yes, it is very sad, BUT--I'm planning to do it again in December 2019 for the release of Episode IX. That is, admittedly, a long way off, but you can go ahead and mark your calendars now! As for this Star Wars Takeover Month, let's get to the final results of Solo: An Escape Story, the interactive story that you voted in last week.
With a critical Rebel summit on Yavin IV nearing, Han Solo has escaped prison, knocked out an Imperial officer, and sneaked onto an Imperial launch bay. But when he's stopped by a commander for questioning, he's faced with two risky options:
Solo: A Star Wars Story released this past weekend to timid reception at the box office (even though I personally liked the film), but Disney has plenty of spin-off Star Wars movies already in the pipeline. Details of these new movies are slim, but we can speculate, right? Here are three "Star Wars Stories" that are rumored to be in the future.
Warning: spoilers ahead for Solo: A Star Wars Story!
After a Han Solo movie, this seems like the logical next step, right? We already know that Alden Ehrenreich (young Han Solo) is signed on for an additional two films, meaning we could see a Boba Fett film explore a prior relationship between Solo and the bounty hunter. Another intriguing claim about the movie is that it's already got a director. According to a report, Logan director James Mangold has been hired to helm a standalone Boba Fett film, but there's no official word on that yet.
I would rate the likelihood of this happening at a solid 55% only because Fett is a beloved character, but at this point, I wouldn't be pumped to go see a movie about him. In some respects, I think it would be nice to give this (honestly) unexciting and apparently unskilled character some backstory, but like Solo, I fear that audiences will have a difficult time adjusting to seeing these old characters rehashed under new actors.
Welcome back to Solo: An Escape Story, an interactive journey where your vote decides Han Solo's destiny! It's the final week, and with Solo: A Star Wars Story officially releasing today, it's kind of a bittersweet moment. Nonetheless, I won't delay any further. The results are in from last week, where we found Han stuck in quite a pickle.
After an Imperial officer insists on escorting him to a prisoner transport, he and Chewie find themselves in a crowded square. His best chance of getting out was either to
Chewbacca's growls and howls he uses to communicate are famous to Star Wars fans and non-fans alike, but did you know there actually is a defined language for these seemingly indistinguishable grunts?
Yes, it's true--it's called Shyriiwook, and is actually one of three languages spoken by Wookiees across the galaxy. It's actually a quite complex language. According to Wookieepedia, Shyriiwook has over a 150 ways to say the word "wood."
Naturally, Joonas Suotamo, who plays Chewbacca in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, learned some Shyriiwook for the film, but Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) had to pick up some of the vocabulary as well. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ehrenreich recounted some of his experience in learning the Wookiee language for the movie:
While the actors do have to put some effort into mastering Shyriiwook, the editors of the movie actually overlay animal noises on top of the actor's voice (in this case, Joonas Suotamo) to achieve the classic Chewbacca sounds for the final product. If you're interested in learning the language of the Wookiees, the Wookieepedia article I linked to above actually has some basic sentences you can get started with, including "How do you take your coffee?"
So if you ever come across a Kashyyyk(ian?) coffee shop, you can thank yours truly.
Welcome back to another week of Solo: An Escape Story! In preparation for the release of the new Star Wars film at the end of this month, you get to participate in this interactive story each week for the whole month!
Last week, our scoundrel broke out of his prison cell on an Imperial-occupied metropolitan planet. But with the alarms sounding, he had two options. Either
In case you missed it, Star Wars has released several clips and TV spots to promote the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie over the past week. Aside from the dazzling visuals and generally giving me all the feels, there are some interesting nuggets of information buried in these clips...which, inevitably, raise more questions about the movie than before.
Here are five questions I have after watching the new Solo clips. Warning: potential spoilers ahead.
1) Who is Enfys Nest, and what are they after?
The character Enfys Nest is ambiguous in more ways than one (in fact, we don't even know their gender yet), but from the clips that are out there already, it seems that Enfys Nest may lead the rival gang of Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). What planet they're on in the above clip is unclear (likely a new planet), but I found another appearance of what appears to be Enfys Nest in another TV spot. It's so quick, you might have missed it:
What's interesting is that this suggests that Enfys Nest acts as the villain for at least part of the film, even though Dryden Vos is known to be the primary villain of the film. This leads to my next question...
Welcome back to Week #2 of Solo: An Escape Story, where you get to guide Han on his journey to make a crucial Rebel summit on Yavin IV. Last week, we found our scoundrel conflicted about how to break out of his imprisonment on a metropolitan Imperial-controlled world. He could have either
One of the biggest objects of debate since the cast was announced for Solo: A Star Wars Story is...how well are these actors going to play these beloved characters? Some characters in the film are new, yet the main characters we know and love from other Star Wars movies.
Today, I'm ranking, on a scale of 1-10, my predictions on how well I think each actor is going to play their character (including what little bit we know about the new ones), but please leave your own thoughts in the comments section below!
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca (10)
In case you need a refresher, Peter Mayhew played Chewie in the original trilogy of Star Wars movies, but since the sequel trilogy began, the Wookiee has been played by Joonas Suotamo, a Finnish actor. I've been pleased with his performance in all the new films, and I think Solo will be no different. As Chewie might say, "Garraghh!" (That means "awesome," or maybe something else. My Wookieespeak is a little rusty.)
Hey everyone! Welcome to the first week of an interactive Star Wars story that I'm calling "Solo: An Escape Story," since I'm so hyped for the film coming out this month! Here's how it's going to work.
Each week, I'm posting a new set of decisions for Han Solo (based on the decisions you readers make from the previous week), and you get to decide where he goes via a poll. Each choice you make affects the next week, and so on. So, without further ado, let's dive in.
Through an unfortunate run-in with some bucketheads, Han Solo has landed himself and Chewie in an Imperial detainment center on a metropolitan planet in the Outer Rim. The cell is relatively standard: a set of iron bars separates you from a narrow passageway, and behind him, a three-foot square window lets in a trickle of moonlight. A metal bunk bed is the only luxury they've given you. Just down the hallway, an armed stormtrooper stands alert.
Any other time, this would be a mere inconvenience. But the Alliance is soon holding a crucial summit on Yavin IV in preparation for a major operation. As he sits on the top bunk, our favorite nerfherder plots his escape...
In honor of the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25th, I bring to you Star Wars Takeover Month (round 2)! It's going on all May long, and here's what you can expect:
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