solo interview

Did you know a new Star Wars movie is coming out next month? I know, it’s been so long since we’ve gone to a galaxy far, far away, but it’s time to go back. In anticipation of Solo: A Star Wars Story, stars Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover sat down with The Star Wars Show for a new Solo interview that features some shocking revelations about the upcoming Star Wars film.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Breakdown

Last night brought the debut of the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which featured almost entirely new footage from the forthcoming origin story of everyone’s favorite scoundrel. So far, the footage from the latest one-off story that takes place in a galaxy far, far away hasn’t been overwhelmingly impressive, but it hasn’t been downright terrible either. The latest trailer is more of the same: it looks like a purely entertaining sci-fi western, but there’s the concern that Alden Ehrenreich isn’t being showcased all that much in a movie that’s supposed to be about his character.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Though Han Solo may have perished at the hands of his son in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that’s not stopping Lucasfilm from bringing the character back to the big screen to tell the story of how the scoundrel came to be one of the most notorious smuggler’s in the galaxy.

A new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer has arrived ahead of the film’s forthcoming debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and it shows off tons of new footage from the origin story that stars Alden Ehrenreich in the role originated by Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope back in 1977. Does he have what it takes to strap into the Millennium Falcon and make fans believe in this movie? Find out for yourself below. Read More »

Deadpool Animation Test

If you’re still disappointed that the Deadpool animated series previously ordered by FX isn’t happening anymore, and the hilarious script pages mocking the cancellation written by would-be showrunner Donald Glover only made you lament the show’s cancellation even more, we have a treat that might make you feel a little better.

One of the animation studios who vied for the chance at being behind the Deadpool animated series was Titmouse. They’ve done work on the Netflix adult animated comedy Big Mouth, the underrated live-action animated hybrid Son of Zorn, and Marvel’s Black Panther series for BET. Now that the Deadpool animated series has been scrapped, Titmouse has posted the test footage they created as part of their pitch, and it makes us wish they got the job. Read More »

Donald Glover Reacts to Deadpool Cancellation

Over the weekend, we learned the surprising and disappointing news that both FX and Donald Glover had parted ways with the Deadpool animated series they were working on with Marvel Television. This happened despite the fact that the show had been given a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes that would have seen Donald Glover writing and executive producing the series along with his brother, Stephen Glover.

In what seems to be a playful but also telling reaction to the Deadpool animated series cancellation, Donald Glover posted a series of updates to Twitter in the form of 14 script pages that appear to have commentary about why the series may have been axed. They’re simultaneously hilarious and seemingly not-too-pleased with the cancellation. Read More »

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Deadpool Animated Series Canceled

Last May, FX’s sister network FXX gave a straight-to-series order for a Deadpool animated series that had actor, writer, director, producer, comedian and Grammy-winning R&B recording artist Donald Glover attached as showrunner, executive producer and writer. However, after working on the project for nearly a year, both Donald Glover and FX have left the project due to creative differences. Read More »

solo posters

The Solo: A Star Wars Story posters continue their trend of giving off a funky pop-punk vibe with the latest international character posters. But this time, they won’t run the risk of plagiarism.

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Atlanta season 2 reviews

When a brand new show wins two Emmys and two Golden Globes, it can be tough to top that level of early success. But it seems as if Donald Glover‘s occasionally surreal FX comedy/drama Atlanta has managed to fly in the face of the dreaded sophomore slump. The reviews are in, and early buzz about the new season is strong – so strong, in fact, that as of the time of this writing, season 2 has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Read some excerpts from a handful of Atlanta season 2 reviews below.
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Aftermath Empire's End Details

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this May, and the character everyone is the most excited to see isn’t Han Solo. It’s Lando Calrissian.

Lando, initially played by Billy Dee Williams and now Donald Glover, has been a huge force (no pun intended) in the Star Wars universe. His personality, good looks, and roguish charm have secured him the honor of being one of the most influential and coolest Star Wars characters of all time. But what many don’t realize is how much Lando’s character stems from another popular genre created before Star Wars hit theaters – blaxploitation.

Lando’s characterization and his style owe a huge debt to blaxploitation. But Lando also adds another layer to the conversation blaxploitation engages in about black images in the media. How does Lando, colloquially called a “space pimp” by fans, contribute to the conversation and in what ways does he actually hinder how blackness is viewed in film? To mediate further on these questions, let’s start with the beginning of blaxploitation itself.

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most fun star wars movie

If the previous Star Wars movies weren’t fun enough for you, wait until you get a load of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Actor Donald Glover (who should be getting his own Lando Calrissian spin-off any second now) implies that the upcoming spin-off could be the most fun Star Wars movie yet, largely because the story is free from the burden of expectation. Read Glover’s comments below. Read More »