As you might be surprised to hear, there's a bit of Star Wars drama going on right now (this franchise? Drama? Well I never!), with rumours swirling that a whole bunch of Star Wars spinoffs are allegedly on hold as Lucasfilm refocuses its future plans for the galaxy far, far away. So what do we actually know is on the way?
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After the disappointing box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a new report says Lucasfilm has put all future Star Wars Story standalone movies on hold. That means, at least for now, no Boba Fett movie, no Obi-Wan movie, and no Solo spinoffs.
Video: One of the best parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story is Lando Calrissian's piloting droid, L3-37, who's been uniquely pieced together and upgraded from parts of other droids. Patrick Stefanski has essentially done the same thing to turn Amazon's Alexa voice assistant into a desktop version of L3-37 who answers to your beck and call.
The importance of the link between Star Wars and its merchandise really can't be overstated. Star Wars basically created movie merchandising, and it's one of the things that's kept Star Wars alive for decades. And while most may think Steve Sansweet at Rancho Obi-Wan has the biggest and best Star Wars collection out there, we think Solo: A Star Wars Story's Dryden Vos may have him beat.
After seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story, we were struck by the fact that the Millennium Falcon has more mysteries than we thought it did. Oddly, the Star Wars Twitter account might have resolved one of them.
Some of the most interesting bits of world-building introduced in the most recent Star Wars spinoffs have come from the films' droid characters. Sure, droids have always been a part of Star Wars' mythos, but what's been so surprising about Rogue One and Solo is how they gave us a glimpse at the inner lives of droids -- which inadvertently highlighted how much we don't know about them.
Did everyone do their homework? Did you see Solo: A Star Wars Story over the long weekend? (Obviously, not everyone did.) Either way, we have some lingering questions about the movie and how it affects the Star Wars universe. We have some educated guesses, but there are two dozen answers we'd very much like to get.
Solo: A Star Wars Story offers a shadier look into the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, removed from stories of the Rebellion vs. the Empire, and Jedi vs. Sith... mostly. But if you've only kept up with the Star Wars movies, and not the entirety of the multimedia behemoth that the franchise has become, one of Solo's greatest surprises is likely also its most baffling. If you were confused, then here's what you need to know.
Solo: A Star Wars Story has gotten some shippers psyched about "Hando," or the pairing between Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). But we have another ship in mind.
Here's why "SkySolo" would be a great temporary match, and why Lucasfilm spent years trying to keep Han and Luke apart... in fanfiction.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is in cinemas, in Lucasfilm's latest attempt at exploring the man behind the mythos, Han Solo. But it is not the first time the company has deeply explored the beloved smuggler, scoundrel and hero. It's done so before, in one of the greatest works of art in our modern times: Kinect Star Wars.
Han Solo's life has been full of iconic moments — the Kessel Run, winning the Millennium Falcon, running afoul of Jabba the Hutt and more, but none are more significant than Han meeting Chewbacca. So when Solo: A Star Wars Story, writers Lawrence and Jon Kasdan definitively decided on what that first meeting would be, they knew they had to be very, very careful, both on the page and on the set.
Filled with excellent action and a lot of emotion, Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to surprise a lot of people. Despite its troubled production, it's ended up being incredibly fun and funny, with great characters, performances, and a huge range of Star Wars references to delight fans and non-fans alike.
There's a new Star Wars movie out this week! The Last Jedi might still feel fresh in your mind, but Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theatres today. Not been following all the news and reveals from the young Han Solo biopic? We've compiled all of the officially released info (no spoilers!) so you're fully prepped to visit the seedier side of a galaxy far, far away.