Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Donald Glover deftly dodges a question about playing a young Lando Calrissian.
- The BB-8 theory so preposterous that it actually makes perfect sense.
- A new trailer for Star Wars Rebels season 3.
- Dave Filoni talks about Dark Vader, Ahsoka Tano, and their ongoing dynamic.
- Voice actress Ashley Eckstein weighs in on the fate of Ahsoka.
- Newly released concept art from Star Wars Rebels.
- Check out a new clip from the Star Wars Rebels season 3 premiere.
- Updates on Thrawn, Ezra, and Maul.
- A review of a life-size BB-8 that may look a little familiar…
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Atlanta is the first television series Donald Glover (Community) has created. He produces, writes, and stars on the show, which he also directed two episodes of. Glover’s first very own series is off to a great start. The reviews are glowing, and the audience response is about as enthusiastic. If you don’t have FX or haven’t had a chance to watch the pilot yet on Amazon or wherever else, then luckily for you, the first episode has been made available to watch online for free.
Below, watch the Atlanta pilot.
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Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We can debate all day about whether or not we’re still deep in the “Golden Age” of television or if we’ve moved on to whatever follows a golden age, but one thing is for certain: TV is really good right now and some networks have proven themselves more consistent than others. For example, I know I’ll be checking out Atlanta, the new series created by Community star Donald Glover (also known as the hip-hop artist Childish Gambino), because I like the premise and the people involved, but I’ll also be checking it out because FX has a tendency to air shows that I really like and admire – they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt.
I can’t say for sure if the new Atlanta trailer reflects the final feel of the show, but I will say that this lengthy preview suggests something genuinely unique, a comedic drama that feels deeply in touch with the city of its title.
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This winter brings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to theaters. It will be the first theatrically release live-action Star Wars feature film that tells a story outside of the traditional trilogy narrative of the saga. Even though we still have months before we see that film in its entirety, the second movie in the Star Wars Story series is already in the works, and it will focus on the famous smuggler Han Solo before he became caught up with the Rebellion in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Alden Ehrenreich was previously confirmed to play Han Solo, taking the role played memorably by Harrison Ford, and just yesterday we learned that a young Lando Calrissian will be joining him at some point in the movie. Right now the hunt is on for an actor to play the scoundrel friend of Han Solo who made his debut in The Empire Strikes Back and received an expanded role in Return of the Jedi.
After the initial report surfaced, Donald Glover was said to be the frontrunner. But there’s no guarantee he’ll end up with the part when all is said and done, so we came up with a batch of 15 other possibilities for who could play young Lando Calrissian. Some of the choices are obvious, but we dug a little deeper for some of the options to come up with some lesser known names who could catch their big break like Harrison Ford did back in 1977. Read More »
Donald Glover was on a Television Critics Association panel for his new FX series Atlanta, which he created and on which he stars. After the panel, Glover spoke with reporters further, including his work on the upcoming Marvel/Sony collaboration Spider-Man: Homecoming. Of course, he could not say who he plays.
“I’m not allowed to say,” Glover said. “Sworn to secrecy.”
However, Glover could and did talk a bit more about his general experience shooting Spider-Man: Homecoming. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Since leaving Community in 2014, Donald Glover has been popping up all over the big screen. He serenaded ladies in Magic Mike XXL, and helped save Matt Damon in The Martian. He even managed to book a role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming (though not, as far as we know, as the new Spider-Man). But this fall he’ll head back to the small screen with a new FX series, Atlanta.
Glover created the show and also stars as Earn Marks, a young music manager trying to make it in the Atlanta music scene with his cousin, up-and-coming rapper Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry). Also starring are Keith Stanfield and Zazie Beets as their friends. Check out the new Atlanta teaser trailer below. Read More »
After Sony decided to reboot the Spider-Man movie franchise but before Andrew Garfield was cast as Peter Parker in the movie that would become The Amazing Spider-Man, Donald Glover made it pretty clear that he would love to play the beloved wall-crawling superhero. Although he didn’t get the part, things have officially gone full circle for the actor/rapper/comedian – he is apparently looking to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming in (you guessed it) a mystery role.
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There are plenty of people who are already sold on The Martian, the latest sci-fi drama from Ridley Scott. It’s one of our 30 Movies to Be Excited for Before the End of 2015, and the most recent trailer really showed how good it looks.
But 20th Century Fox still has a little over a month to go before the film hits theaters, and they’re continuing their impressive viral marketing campaign with yet another cool video focusing on the crew of the Ares 3, another manned mission to the surface of Mars. This time, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the upcoming mission in the style of the recent Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series.
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Just last month, the first images from Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi drama The Martian surfaced, showing off Matt Damon stranded on Mars. We’re not sure when the first trailer will pop up, but now we have another glimpse at the film as two more photos have surfaced, one with our first look at The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels in the film as well.
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