Donald Glover

Donald Glover playing a younger Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie is a brilliant stroke of casting, especially since the actor seems well-aware of what made Billy Dee Williams’ original take on the character work – he was cool. As he tells The Hollywood Reporter:

It was the first action figure I ever had. I remember my dad giving it to me…I remember Lando really well. He was like the only black guy in space. And he was the cool one. I just realized, he still has to be cool. And cool is an interesting thing. It changes.

American Lightsaber Academy - Star Wars

You may consider “Jedi” to be your own personal religion, but the Charity Commission for England and Wales may not agree with its validity. It seems that a group known as the Temple of the Jedi Order applied for charity and nonprofit status, but the commission shot them down, saying they don’t “promote moral or ethical improvement” and adding “The decisions which the commission makes on the extent of this meaning can be difficult and complex.” The Temple of the Jedi Order has 177,000 members in England.

star wars celebration badge art

The badge art for next year’s Star Wars Celebration has been revealed and it’s lovely. Artist Paul Shipper has created twelve different designs, each of them depicting a character from the core Star Wars saga, Rogue One, or Star Wars Rebels for the 2017 edition of the massive fan convention, which will run from April 13-16, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. You can learn more details about the creation of this art over at Meanwhile, Warwick Davis, David Collins, and Amy Ratcliffe have all been confirmed to return as stage hosts for the event.

Dan Perri, who designed the original title crawl in the original 1977 Star Wars, says it’s a huge mistake for Rogue One to not utilize this iconic opening, telling The Hollywood Reporter:

Frankly, it is a huge mistake, because the image is so iconic and it’s so important to tens of millions, hundreds of millions of fans. I couldn’t imagine it starting without that. It’s foolish.

Perri then goes on to say that he hasn’t seen a Star Wars movie since the original, so take from that what you will.

Someone at Lucasfilm really needs to let Rogue One star Diego Luna touch Jabba the Hutt. Please. Or let Guillermo del Toro make that Jabba movie he’s pitched in public and find a role for Cassian Andor in the script.

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