This year’s Emmy Awards weren’t the slam dunk for genre fiction that we’ve gotten in previous years. The Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the awards last year with five wins, didn’t even make a dent this time around. However, as Game of Thrones continues to dominate as the world’s best drama series, we also got a surprise hit in the form of Black Mirror’s “USS Callister.”
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I liked Solo. Others did not. And that divisive nature continues now that the film is available for home viewing. To celebrate the digital release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, co-writer Jon Kasdan took to Twitter to reveal 52 notes he had on the film. They offer a fascinating, yet problematic, view of the film.
What do you do when someone says you can't take your action figure collection to Cannes Film Festival? You say "fuck it" and do it anyway. Solo: A Star Wars Story actress Thandie Newton wore a custom Vivienne Westwood dress to the film's Cannes premiere that featured action figures of all the black characters in the Star Wars universe. And yes, they're all from her collection.
Video: Given how Disney hurled the Star Wars Expanded Universe into the trash compacter, there have been questions as to how Solo: A Star Wars Story would handle Han Solo's origin. A new clip seems to confirm that part of his EU background has made it into Disney's new canon. Plus, Thandie Newton's Val finally gets to speak. And she sounds pretty tough.
The Han Solo Star Wars Story is currently filming, but casting is still underway. A new performance capture character was just revealed -- and now everyone's favourite Westworld host, Thandie Newton, may be joining in a mystery role.