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L3-37, a Self-Made Boss

One of the exciting things about these Star Wars stories is there is always a new droid the world will be introduced to. Rogue One provided us a fascinating new droid in K-2SO who was basically the anti-C-3PO. And now Solo is bringing us the first major female droid in L3-37 and I can honestly say, she’s already one of my favorite characters.

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There’s something so perfect and self-reliant about her. She’s created her body through the parts of other droids, she’s very much Lando’s equal rather than being a servant to him, and she has quite the attitude. I love her. 🙂

I also love that she’s another tough, almost humanoid like droid like K-2SO was. That has become the new trend for the latest batch of droids and I’m totally down with it.

The marketing for Solo has highlighted her every once in a while but she’s also been kept out of the spotlight as well and that’s always a great thing going into a movie. I want to be able to watch the film and feel like I already know all of the twists and turns the movie is going to show me. That means I’ll be able to enjoy this brand new character to the fullest once I’m sitting in that theater and that is super exciting.

All in all, I have a huge feeling that after this movie L3-37 will be my new favorite droid (because she’s awesome) and I can’t wait to see her in action.

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Dryden Vos, the Debonaire Gangster

The role of Dryden Vos was previously being played by another actor (I forgot his name) but after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were booted from the production of the movie and when Ron Howard was brought on board they gave the role to Paul Bettany. Now this made me really excited because I love Paul Bettany as both Jarvis and Vision. For years I thought Iron Man had the coolest AI sidekick in Jarvis and then when he was brought to life through Vision I couldn’t have been more excited. And I know for a fact Paul Bettany is going to bring a compelling villain to the Star Wars universe that we’ve briefly seen before in Jabba the Hutt but to the next level.

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We haven’t really been given a glimpse of the criminal underworld that is just as much a part of Star Wars as the concept of the Jedi and the Sith. In this hidden underworld are smugglers, bounty hunters, and gangsters, like Dryden Vos, who this movie will be introducing is to and I honestly couldn’t be more ready to see this film. Not only does he look really cool because of his scars but I love that LucasFilm is keeping his character throughout the marketing of Solo mysterious. That means I will be able to fully enjoy him without feeling like I’ve seen a whole lot of footage of him when I watch the film in theaters.

All in all, the countdown is growing less and less until the movie officially premieres in movie theaters around the country and I can’t wait to see it.

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Val, the Level-Headed Sharpshooter

When I heard Thandie Newton was joining the cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story I was super interested in seeing who her character would end up being. Would she be an Imperial villain or an awesome smuggler? Well, she’s the latter and I couldn’t be more excited to see her character in the film.

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Throughout the movie’s marketing they have been keeping her character highly under wraps and I don’t know if that means she’ll have a smaller part than expected or she is so awesome LucasFilm wants to keep her role secret so we can truly enjoy her to the fullest once we see her in theaters.

I couldn’t be more excited to see her. While there have been major black male characters throughout the various trilogies and the previous Star Wars story there haven’t been any black women to take a front row seat in the franchise, besides Lupita N’Yongo’s Maz Kanata, but she doesn’t count because she plays a CGI-created alien. Disney has really turned Star Wars around and has made it an inclusive franchise and I honestly couldn’t be happier. To see incredibly awesome characters that look like me is part of the reason why these new Star Wars movies have become so great.

I already know Val will probably, after this film, be one of my favorite new female characters in Star Wars because of her mysteriousness and she’s one of the reasons why I’m excitedly waiting for Solo next week.

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Tobias Beckett, a Rascally Mentor

It’s eight days away until Solo: A Star Wars Story hyperspaces into theaters and as part of this week long countdown I’m going to talk about every major character that’s going to appear in this latest Star Wars film and my excitement for them. Enjoy!

Tobias Beckett

Before I even knew which actor was going to play the iconic Han Solo it was announced that Woody Harrelson was going to play the role of Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Tobias Beckett, and I couldn’t have been more excited. Woody Harrelson used to be mainly known as the cute, innocent faced Woody Boyd on Cheers but that is undoubtedly not his perception anymore in Hollywood as he has portrayed tons of just horrible individuals throughout his acting career. When I heard he was going to be in Star Wars I knew he was going to be a perfect fit for a movie focusing on the life of a young smuggler and after seeing him in the commercials and trailers my view of him has not dwindled in the slightest.

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When I saw Tobias Beckett in the first trailer I was beyond excited. He emitted everything I would have wanted in a scoundrel mentor for Han Solo and he got me super pumped. I absolutely can’t wait to see what tips and ideals he’ll have that’ll rub off on Han Solo in a way that’ll makes us look at the young smuggler in a different light in the original trilogy. Like for example, will he be the one to make Han, when we first meet him in A New Hope, that cynical person who shoots first and acts like he’s the coolest person in the galaxy? Or will he just be that sort of father figure Han, as an orphan, has never had and will instill in him that “good heart” Han is so well known for having?

These are questions that I can’t wait to be answered in Solo: A Star Wars Story and I couldn’t be happier that it’s only a week until this brand new Star Wars film arrives. I’m so excited! 🙂

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Which Is the Best Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’?

It’s almost only two weeks until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out (six days, if you count its premiere at the Cannes festival) and because it’s getting close to its world premiere I’m here to share with you with my favorite posters for the film and which one I like the most. Enjoy!

I like this poster because of its simplicity. You’ve got Han and Chewie standing in the center, the rising sun which seems to be a constant theme for some of these posters, and the Millennium Falcon flying in the sky with Tie Fighters in hot pursuit. This poster is starting to get me even more excited for this film.

I like that this poster is highlighting one of the main villains from the movie in Enfys Nest. Whether it’s a he or a she this villain has remained a mystery throughout the marketing process for this movie which makes this character even more interesting. It’s also interesting to see this character has its own poster which reveals that this will, indeed, be a major player in this film. I also like the juxtaposition of these two posters; with Solo’s poster having the rising sun in the background and Enfys’s being a setting sun. I wonder what this exactly means in the context of the movie. Thankfully I only have a little while to find out.

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If You Aren’t Excited for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ This New Featurette Might Change Your Mind

It’s almost only three weeks until Solo: A Star Wars Story zooms into theaters and we’ll finally get to see if this new Star Wars film, which features the story of a young Han Solo, will be yet another win for Disney and the Star Wars franchise. But until then more footage of the anticipated second Star Wars Story has arrived and it’s kind of awesome! Check it out.

What excites me the most about this featurette is all of the incredible new footage laced throughout its two minute and seven second run time. Not only does this footage give us an even deeper look into Han’s character and some of the experiences that he’s been through but it also just looks like a very beautiful movie. The locations, the settings, the cinematography. If anything, this movie will get a high score for visual prowess and that’s always a plus when it comes to a fantastic Star Wars movie.

I’m also loving the smuggler vibe that surrounds this film. Most of these characters…they’re kind of the scum of the galaxy and so it’s going to be interesting seeing Han navigate through a life where everyone he works with could back stab him at any second. That’s kind of rough and it’s going to undoubtedly be a little tough for him, especially as a younger man, but he’s going to learn a lesson so tremendous that it’ll make sense that by the time we see him in A New Hope he’ll be the type of guy who shoots first (yes, Han shot first) and asks questions later. But what would make him become that person? This movie is going to answer that main question and I can’t wait.

I hope this made you as excited as it made me and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day and May the Force be with you.

This Is Definitely the Best Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ So Far

The marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story has officially begun to ramp up and a few days ago they brought out a new poster for the film which actually is the greatest poster they’ve made so far. Here it is.

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So this is the international poster for the movie and I love the Rogue One vibe it’s giving as it’s stacking all of the characters in a hierarchy type of fashion and it’s kind of really cool. I also like the sunrise color scheme. It hints that the dawn of a new big shot in town is coming and that will obviously be Han Solo. Awesome! I also love seeing all of the characters as well. It’s obvious that the four most important characters will be Han, Qi’Ra, Chewbacca, and Lando, which is super exciting. I have to admit, this poster is getting me a little pumped for this movie.

I’ve also just recently gotten the main gist of the movie which is this; Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) is putting together a sort of Avengers of smugglers for a big-shot gangster, Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany) to perform a heist job that’ll obviously pay them a lot of money. That sounds ridiculously awesome because there’s never been a story like that in Star Wars before. Maybe this movie is going to be really good after all because that sounds like an awesome plot. And I’m sure this movie will be full of shocking-but-not-that-shocking betrayals that’ll reveal how Han truly became his namesake; Han Solo.

All in all, I’m actually starting to get excited for this movie. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.