It’s that time of year again! Once again, another braggart is up to bat with a shocking revelation: Lando Calrissian is pansexual. You know, just like how Beauty and the Beast’s LeFou is totally gay because we were told it was so, instead of actually putting it in the movie in a substantive way. I’m not seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story because I’m sick of feeling exploited by the movies I go out to see. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was first announced in 2012, I was as excited as anyone else. (Keep in mind, this was somewhat Pre-Reboot!Boom Hollywood, so the expectations were a little different.) Shortly following the big announcement was a roadmap of release dates for titles paired with a string of directors: J.J. Abrams, Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, and Gareth Edwards. With the exception of Phil Lord & Chris Miller, it was all folks who had directed these kinds of movies before. Right out of the gate, the bar was set low. Already, this was … [Read more...] about 10 Star Wars Spinoffs I’d Rather See Than Solo: A Star Wars Story
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HE first shot to fame in the Star Wars Prequel trilogy as the tragic hero Anakin Skywalker. But Hayden Christensen is so much more than Ewan McGregor's friend and nemesis. Here's what we know about him. Who is Hayden Christensen? Hayden was born on April 19, 1981, in Vancouver. The Canadian national has ancestry that lies in Denmark, Sweden and Italy. He was one of four children and during his formative years he starred on the high school hockey team. The future star developed a passion for performance and acting when he visited his Aunt Rose on Long Island, New York. It was here at he attended the Actors Studio in New York City, and he went on to study at the Arts York drama programme in Ontario. He got his first acting gigs in commercials, inspired by his sister who won a role in a Pringles ad. When did Hayden play Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars? It was announced back in May 2000 that Hayden would be starring as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and its … [Read more...] about Who is Hayden Christensen, when did the Star Wars star date Rachel Bilson and does he like sand?
[This story contains spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story] Solo: A Star Wars Story holds an interesting position on the border between familiar, well-known territory and a brave new world, as the first film in the franchise not to feature any members of the Skywalker family. While Solo is easily the installment least interested in exploring the nature of the Force, there are other ways in which the film sticks closely to tried and true Star Wars narrative formulas. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the character of Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson). Ever since the very beginning, with Leia’s (Carrie Fisher) quest to find Obi-Wan “Only Hope” Kenobi (Alec Guinness), Star Wars has had a serious love of mentor figures. But the pattern is far more specific than that. The Star Wars universe doesn’t just like introducing mentors, but also killing them in the third act of the film in which they are first introduced in a mentorship role. In fitting this … [Read more...] about Woody Harrelson Is Not the Typical ‘Star Wars’ Mentor
It may not be recognized by the federal government or most workplaces, but May 4 marks "Star Wars" Day, a semi-official holiday celebrated by fans of George Lucas' popular science-fiction franchise. Why May 4? Mostly, it makes for a good pun. The holiday's slogan is "May the Fourth Be With You," a nod to the famous phrase "May the Force be with you," from the original 1977 film. According to StarWars.com, the official fan Website, that bit of wordplay probably first came from the Brits. The first recorded instance of it was on May 4, 1979, when Margaret Thatcher's political party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News to celebrate her becoming Prime Minister. The ad stated, "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations." Celebrate the holiday with these behind-the-scenes secrets of the "Star Wars" film franchise, all courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) Anakin Skywalker's Podracer in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom … [Read more...] about Secrets of ‘Star Wars’
PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:55 20 December 2017 Michael JOyce Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rey (Daisy Ridley). Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd null Middle films in trilogies are tricky. Even the best have that Two Towers sense of being a means to an end. In Star Wars, they are the best and the worst of times. Every time the opening crawl begins, I think we are all Star Wars fans, just a little bit. Often though that enthusiasm will have drained by the time the closing credits appear. Here though is a Star Wars film that could make a fan of someone who never saw the sense in all this Skywalker, Force Be With You nonsense. Middle films in trilogies are tricky. Even the best have that Two Towers sense of being a means to an end. In Star Wars, they are the best and the worst of times. Attack of the Clones is the most irredeemably wretched of the Prequels. Empire Strikes Back though is probably the main reason why we are still bothering with Star Wars films. It took the … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, review: ‘Identity, a purpose and a scope’