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The Characters I’m Most Excited To See in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: In Increasing Order

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be coming out in nearly three months and after an exciting article from Entertainment Weekly last week featuring the movie my knowledge of these new, and old, characters has been broadened. So, today I’m going to share with you the character’s stories I’m most interested in seeing in Solo. Enjoy!

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Thandie Newton in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

In the Entertainment Weekly article I discovered what this character’s name is as well as her involvement in the film. She’s an accomplice of Beckett’s and that makes her super interesting. I know for a fact just from briefly seeing her in the trailer that she’s totally shady. She looks like she’ll backstab you so fast. Awesome! In Star Wars we’ve never fully been introduced to the criminal underworld and the shady inhabitants of its enterprise and, like Rogue One, it’s going to be fascinating seeing another side of Star Wars that hasn’t been shown before.

Tobias Beckett

Woody Harrelson and Alden Ehrenreich in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

When I heard that Woody Harrelson had been cast in the movie as Han’s mentor I already knew he was going to play a crooked character and after seeing him in the teaser he practically screams swindler. I don’t exactly know, of course, how he’s going to betray Han but I have a deep feeling in my gut that he is at some point in the movie. In my last post about Solo I wrote about how exciting it was not seeing who the villain of the film was but maybe I did. Maybe Beckett is the villain. The cool thing is I only have a couple of weeks from three months before I find out the truth.

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Is ‘Star Wars’ Lacking Creativity?

With the release of the Solo trailer a few days ago I finally got an extensive look at LucasFilm’s latest Star Wars installment and while my feelings towards the trailer were overwhelmingly positive there was one nagging problem that I couldn’t ignore. The conundrum I just can’t get my head around is the problem of women representation in Star Wars. 

Look at this list of all of the major female characters in Star Wars.

Princess Leia

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Padme Amidala

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Rey

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Jyn Erso

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And now, Qi’Ra

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All of five of these women (Princess Leia doesn’t exactly count considering that she was the first major woman in Star Wars) have dark hair and are white. It’s kind of strange if you really look at it. And the last three women have been British! That’s like if every Marvel film had a female superhero that was a sexy, red head like Black Widow. That would be ridiculous.

Because we have grown to love these characters we have given Star Wars a pass at their lack of creativity but I think enough is enough. Rian Johnson helped shake up this list of women by introducing Amilyn Holdo, a pink haired Admiral of the Resistance, and Rose Tico, the first major Asian female character in Star Wars but now Solo is taking us right back to what has already come before.

I mean where are the blondes of Star Wars? Or the red heads? Mon Mothma doesn’t exactly count because she has never been a top three major character in a film. Why couldn’t Qi’Ra have been a black woman with white hair, like the Storm of Star Wars? Or maybe Qi’Ra could’ve been the first major Latina female character in this expanding franchise. Creativity is a boundless constant, it’s what has kept Star Wars alive for fourty years straight, and yet these producers have been barely willing to step outside the box when it comes to the women of Star Wars.

And the thing about Jyn, after seeing some early concept art for her character due to the behind-the-scenes, she was at first going to have red hair! That would’ve shaken things up a bit and we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now but because they made her yet another British brunette now the trend has become ridiculously tiring.

Now is this going to make me not like Qi’Ra? Of course not. I’m already a fan of hers and I’ve only barely seen her in the teasers but the minds behind LucasFilm have got a stale imagination when it comes to the major women of Star Wars. If we’re going to have another ten or more years of Star Wars movies, and television shows, we need creativity, and quick!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force Be With You.

 

My In-Depth Analysis of the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser

Two days ago the full teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story came out and, of course, I wrote a post displaying my overwhelming excitement for the movie and its fabulously surprising teaser but today, after letting the teaser sink in for the past couple of days, I am going to give my in-depth thoughts about it. Enjoy!

The Country Western Vibe

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One of the few things that was advertised about Solo before the movie production was even completed was that this film was going to have the vibe of a Country-Western and while I didn’t exactly believe it all the way I thought it was an interesting concept. Well, this trailer definitely confirmed that with this very shot of clearly Han Solo standing ready for a one-on-one shootout.

It looks like a scene straight out of Gunsmoke, the famous Country-Western television show starring James Arness that came on CBS for decades. I am a HUGE Country-Western fan so the thought of a Country-Western inspired Star Wars movie is SO AWESOME!

The Worlds

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I always say, one of my favorite things about Star Wars are the otherworldly locations in these movies. Rogue One’s mind-blowing real location that you could find here on Earth was Scarif. The Last Jedi‘s stunning locations were Ach-To, Crait, and Canto Bight. It was part of the reason why I enjoyed both movies so immensely. When you can look at a world and know that it’s a real place here on Earth it makes the movie not only that much more enjoyable but also it makes this galaxy believable, like it’s a real world somewhere out there. 

Solo is continuing this tangible theme these Star Wars movies have been creating by showing planets with real topographies that aren’t concocted from a green screen. I love that. No one wants the extensive CGI worlds that the prequels gave us. LucasFilm took Star Wars back to its roots by having real props, sets, and aliens placed in real locations and that is really, really great.

A Clean Millenium Falcon?

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The Millenium Falcon is clean?! It’s a miracle!!! This ship looks so different than it usually does that when I first saw it I thought it was a hallway in an Imperial facility, that’s how pristine it looks. This is undoubtedly one of the coolest things I have ever seen; a clean Millenium Falcon.

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Are These Teaser Posters for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Sending Mixed Messages?

Solo: A Star Wars Story finally got two teaser trailers during the Super Bowl and Good Morning America and while they were everything that I was hoping for these teaser posters for the movie are a little…odd for me. This is why.

The Chewbacca Poster

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Now this is the first poster and it of course highlights my favorite alien in Star Wars, Chewbacca. There’s nothing particularly special about this poster other than it has Chewie in it with his original, ragged look and his infamous crossbow. That’s always awesome.

The Lando Calrissean Poster

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And then here is Lando with his suave self. Look at that yellow shirt paired with that dark cape. Not a lot of people can pull off a super yellow shirt like that in Star Wars without looking wack but that’s exactly why Lando is so cool. One thing he definitely has always had is style and Solo is definitely making us totally aware of that.

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Wows Again With This Full Teaser

Last night during the Super Bowl (by the way, GREAT JOB EAGLES!!!!!!) a teaser for Solo debuted and I kind of lost my mind for a second. The teaser was everything that I was hoping for…and more! And just now on Good Morning America they debuted the official teaser and I have to say, it is amazing!!!!

Okay, like I said before, this teaser is amazing. I was skeptical about this movie since it was announced and I thought Disney had finally bitten off more than they can chew. Well, this teaser dissuades this fact in every way possible and now I’m going to tell you all of the things I liked about this trailer. Enjoy!

1. The Music

One of the things I was interested in seeing for this teaser was the music. The music tells the tone of a Star Wars film and I wanted to see what the tone for this movie was going to be. Well, I’m glad to say that this movie is going to have a serious tone rather than a more comedic vision that maybe the old directors were looking for. I also liked that the music, while it felt like Star Wars, it felt unique as well. This isn’t going to be your normal Star Wars flick and I love that!

2. The Characters

Oh my goodness, these characters look amazing. Alden Ehrenreich doesn’t look like Harrison Ford’s Han Solo but I don’t even care because he’s still cool. He embodies the spirit of Han Solo and that’s what is important.

Donald Glover also doesn’t look like Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissean but once again I don’t even care because he looks so cool that it doesn’t even really matter.

Then there was Chewbacca. Oh my goodness, I love Chewbacca. He’s the greatest Wookie ever!

Heh, maybe we need an updated version of these characters. *shrug*

And then the other new characters already interest me in the best possible way. There are fabulous, beautiful women,

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a new uber-cool droid,

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and a crooked looking mentor in the form of Woody Harrelson’s Beckett.

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What excites me are incredibly different and exciting looking characters in Star Wars and this standalone film is going to highlight a new side of Star Wars, the criminal world of the galaxy and that’s super interesting.

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The Teaser for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Is Here!

Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! The teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story just dropped. Here it is.

Okay, okay, this teaser was…AWESOME!!!!!!! I don’t know what to say other than Disney has taken Star Wars to a whole other level. I’ll talk about the trailer in greater detail tomorrow but until then enjoy this teaser. It is legitimately epic!

It’s Official: A Trailer for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Is Coming Out Tomorrow!

For weeks and weeks I have been wondering where is this Solo trailer?! It seemed like it was going to debut for the past couple of weeks in a row but it never did, leaving me disappointed and skeptical about this movie’s chances of even being good. Well, the wait is almost over. Tomorrow on Good Morning America we will be given a first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story via trailer and I am so excited! At one time I would’ve been kind of scared to see this trailer but thanks to LucasFilm and Disney withholding it for so long now I am officially excited to hear any news about the second standalone Star Wars film. I think they’ve done a Jedi mind trick on me. Lol.

So, anyway, yeah the trailer’s finally coming out tomorrow and I can’t wait to discuss all of its hopefully awesome details. Until then thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force Be With You.