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February 4, 2018 5:23 PM   Subscribe

 
I've got a bad feeling about this.

(No, I don't - I just wanted to get the opportunity to say it. 😉)
posted by Guy Smiley at 5:28 PM on February 4 [15 favorites]


I know.
posted by Artw at 5:31 PM on February 4 [39 favorites]


I don't know how much Donald Glover is in this movie but I feel confident in saying already: it needs more Donald Glover.
posted by penduluum at 5:32 PM on February 4 [83 favorites]


It has a train of some kind, that makes me happy. On the negative side this is by far the worst music for a Star Wars trailer to date.
posted by Artw at 5:34 PM on February 4 [3 favorites]


I have some trouble accepting that Han ever would have tried to join the military, even as a callow youth with few other options. But Alden Ehrenreich really looked the part in that one shot, and that is a damn fine coat Lando is wearing.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:35 PM on February 4 [4 favorites]


So is this the movie Manny Bothans is in?
posted by Groundhog Week at 5:38 PM on February 4 [58 favorites]


Faint of Butt: "I have some trouble accepting that Han ever would have tried to join the military, even as a callow youth with few other options."

Yeah, agreed. I'm worried with this one that it will try to tie too much into the existing mythology, as I am with all the new SW material that comes out. I wanted to see another story on a different side of the Galaxy Far Far Away. But I'm making a lot of assumptions based on a trailer, and either way, this is going to have some sweet visuals.
posted by capricorn at 5:39 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


Han and Chewie must have been smoking at least a carton of deathsticks a day to stain the Falcon's hallway that badly in like, what, 5 years?
posted by entropicamericana at 5:41 PM on February 4 [13 favorites]


Wookiee farts, man. Murder on drywall.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:43 PM on February 4 [30 favorites]


A trailer for a trailer. hhmmmmmmm...............
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 5:49 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


Hey a space-monorail. These Star Wars people are just bristling with ideas.
posted by turbid dahlia at 5:58 PM on February 4 [3 favorites]


Is this where we see him drink the Ketel One with less than twelve parsnips?
posted by Guy Smiley at 5:59 PM on February 4 [120 favorites]


Han earned the Corellian Bloodstripe during his time in the Imperial navy. It’s pretty solidly canon. Think he was booted from the Imperial navy for rescuing Chewbacca, et al. It’s murky. He never talked about it much.
posted by malthusan at 6:02 PM on February 4 [20 favorites]


I want to see Han and Lando con, swindle and cheat each other into a friendship for the ages. Everything else is window dressing.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:15 PM on February 4 [27 favorites]


According to the young Han Solo trilogy, Han joined the Imperial military because he was born desperately poor (some sort of slaver/indentured servitude deal, as one does in SW) and it was one of the few avenues for social climbing available to him. He then attacked an overseer for trying to beat Chewbacca - then enslaved - to death, cause his adoptive mother had been a wookiee. They kicked him out, and Chewbacce kept him from crawling into a bottle and dying afterwards.

No idea how they'll remix it but I hope they keep him joining for the same reason most poor young men do, and that his adoptive mother was a Wookiee.
posted by a power-tie-wearing she-capitalist at 6:18 PM on February 4 [39 favorites]


May not look like much, kid, but she’s got where it counts.
posted by wabbittwax at 6:27 PM on February 4 [5 favorites]


Hey a space-monorail. These Star Wars people are just bristling with ideas.

i hear those things are awful loud
posted by entropicamericana at 6:31 PM on February 4 [27 favorites]


I'm dearly hoping that Ron Howard isn't just directing, but will also do his Arrested Development VO.

LEIA: I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee!

SOLO: I can arrange that!

NARRATOR: He couldn't.
posted by Guy Smiley at 6:36 PM on February 4 [54 favorites]


No idea how they'll remix it but I hope they keep him joining for the same reason most poor young men do, and that his adoptive mother was a Wookiee.

I missed that "and" on first read and it made me laugh a lot.
posted by jason_steakums at 6:57 PM on February 4 [32 favorites]


"callow youth with few other options" is pretty much what every army ever is based on. And the implication is that young Han thinks that he's going to be Maverick, not FN-2187, in the best callow youth manner.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:01 PM on February 4 [5 favorites]


I am sure that Alden Ehrenreich will be... fine, but putting him in a second and a quarter of the teaser does not immediately inspire confidence in what seems like a fairly troubled production. There was another name that was a fan fave ahead of the casting: Anthony Ingruber, who has already played the younger version of a Harrison Ford character.

Would that it were so simple.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:15 PM on February 4 [4 favorites]


These two will be able to make these until they are Harrison Ford's age in TFA. Stay off helicopters, boys.
posted by rhizome at 7:16 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


Twitter now speculating that Lando is wearing a magnificent fur cape, not coat, and I think we can all agree we want that to be true.
posted by emjaybee at 7:18 PM on February 4 [26 favorites]


Anything to bring the cape into pop culture is fine. I want to be able to wear a cape outside cosplay, as in, it's a bit chilly out I might wear my cape *swoosh*
posted by adept256 at 7:24 PM on February 4 [7 favorites]


There was another name that was a fan fave ahead of the casting: Anthony Ingruber , who has already played the younger version of a Harrison Ford character.

After seeing Age of Adeline a while back, I'm slightly bitter about Ingruber not playing all young Harrison Ford roles. Dude looks more like young Harrison Ford than actual young Harrison Ford did.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 7:36 PM on February 4 [5 favorites]


I'm pretty sure Lando wore a cape in ESB.
posted by hippybear at 7:51 PM on February 4 [6 favorites]


Anything to bring the cape into pop culture is fine. I want to be able to wear a cape outside cosplay, as in, it's a bit chilly out I might wear my cape *swoosh*

I have an (I believe) Armenian army surplus cloak (I guess that's the name for it). It's heavy wool and it has two buttoning straps that fasten it to me like it might be a backpack, and it has a button-on hood and has pockets and arm holes and maybe it's a cape I don't know but damn, it's the best thing to wear sitting on a lawn chair during cold winter evenings because it's maybe an inch thick and made of wool and it just holds the warm air all around you....

I think really we need more cloaks/capes in our world.
posted by hippybear at 7:53 PM on February 4 [10 favorites]


i hear those things are awful loud

You're right, it's more of an Alderaan idea
posted by Jon Mitchell at 8:03 PM on February 4 [32 favorites]


I have a floor-length cape bought from a... re-enactor specialist? (A family member works at the site of a 19th-century battlefield and I am there in period costume selling memberships and such a couple of times a year). As hippybear suggests, these things can be fantastically warm. The only problem I have with is is that decades of wearing overcoats means I instinctively fumble around to find armholes, which are of course not there.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:04 PM on February 4 [3 favorites]


My cloak has holes I can use to put my hands through without parting the front, also has pockets embedded in the fabric that I can access through those holes.

They are not like sleeves, but they work just fine.
posted by hippybear at 8:05 PM on February 4


I made an ass of myself swanning around in a burnous in the ‘90s. It was very warm.

Alden Ehrenreich seems pretty funny, but he looks like Harrison Ford purely in the sense that they are male conspecifics. I hope it goes well for him. If not, it wouldn’t be the first time that a Star Wars movie made a good actor look untalented by shoehorning them into something they weren’t suited for.
posted by Countess Elena at 8:07 PM on February 4 [3 favorites]


That was pretty dark.

Visually dark, for no good reason, it is was bizarre.

Danny Glover looked very cool, i wanna see THAT movie.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:26 PM on February 4 [3 favorites]


I sort of wish the other guys had been allowed to complete the movie because we need more fun and less GOD THIS IS SERIOUS HISTORICAL MOVIE CONTEXT movies in this universe.

When will we get the Star Wars equivalent of the Deadpool movie?
posted by hippybear at 8:30 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


When will we get the Star Wars equivalent of the Deadpool movie?

I think maybe Robot Chicken's already done that.
posted by mikelieman at 8:39 PM on February 4 [3 favorites]


Is this where we see him drink the Ketel One with less than twelve parsnips?

I thought it was "Those Kettle ones have less than twelve bar snacks."
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:40 PM on February 4 [4 favorites]


Yes, I do own the first one on DVD and even have the t-shirt. (which is odd, but there it is)
posted by hippybear at 8:41 PM on February 4


Danny Glover looked very cool, i wanna see THAT movie.

He's getting too old for this shit.
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:58 PM on February 4 [21 favorites]


Disney will not stop until every throw-away line of dialogue in the original trilogy is spun out into an anodyne, self-serious PG-13 film crammed full of foreign-market-friendly spectacle and CGI stuff that pointlessly blows up.
posted by killdevil at 9:34 PM on February 4 [18 favorites]


To be fair, the big moment at the end of The Last Jedi was pretty great even if it was CGI.
posted by hippybear at 9:38 PM on February 4


If I go to the cinema expecting a film about a young Han from the Bruce Lee classic Enter the Dragon's Han I'm going to be disappointed, aren't I?
posted by juiceCake at 9:39 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


Actually a Tide commercial.
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:40 PM on February 4 [16 favorites]


When will we get the Star Wars equivalent of the Deadpool movie?

The Marvel MCU has always had a certain arch self-awareness. Deadpool just takes that and runs with it for two glorious hours.

Star Wars has never really developed a similar sense of fun.
posted by killdevil at 9:44 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


Star Wars has never really developed a similar sense of fun.

And having the guys from The Lego Movie (which is maybe the most fun I've had watching a movie in decades) direct Solo might have been a step in the right direction. But they were fired and now it's Ron Howard and so... here we are.
posted by hippybear at 9:48 PM on February 4 [5 favorites]


I don't know. Those guys were purportedly writing in fart jokes and such. Which is fine if you want that, but it's not Star Wars. The vibe should be like Raiders of the Lost Ark - some humor, some bad-assery, generally things are *dashing*.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:57 PM on February 4 [14 favorites]


The vibe should be like Raiders of the Lost Ark - some humor, some bad-assery, generally things are *dashing*.

George Lucas had nothing to do with that. All hail Spielberg, who cut all the shit George wanted, and told him "I'll go in the sequel!"

And then someone actually made a sequel. *sigh*
posted by mikelieman at 10:34 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


I, for one, would be pleased to learn that Han Solo’s real name has always been Archibald Leach Solo, Jr. But he changed it to Han Solo in loving memory of his favourite Star-dogg: Hannison. In the film, Hannison will of course be played by Carrie Fisher’s long-time companion, Gary.
posted by wabbittwax at 10:53 PM on February 4 [13 favorites]


Danny Glover looked very cool, i wanna see THAT movie.

He's getting too old for this shit.


FWIW, as I realized in the thread where this movie was announced (no link: I am on a phone) Donald Glover is currently about five years younger than Danny Glover was at the time of Lethal Weapon‘s filming.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:01 AM on February 5 [4 favorites]


Well it still might end up being the first Proper Bad nu Star Wars movie but at least some of it will look nice.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:08 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


The trailer starts with some good switch-flicking. That's exactly the sort of thing I want from this movie. There's even a nice 'clonk' sound. Mmm.
posted by BinaryApe at 12:08 AM on February 5 [8 favorites]


Also it's totally insane that there's a trailer (ok teaser) for a Star Wars movie before the last one is even out on home viewing.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:08 AM on February 5 [5 favorites]


I now see that what I wanted was Jabba: A Star Wars Story
posted by thelonius at 12:43 AM on February 5 [4 favorites]


♬Troy and Solo on Tattooine♬
posted by adept256 at 12:49 AM on February 5 [20 favorites]


> ricochet biscuit:
"I am sure that Alden Ehrenreich will be... fine, but putting him in a second and a quarter of the teaser does not immediately inspire confidence in what seems like a fairly troubled production. There was another name that was a fan fave ahead of the casting: Anthony Ingruber , who has already played the younger version of a Harrison Ford character.

Would that it were so simple."


He does have that little Harrison Ford "Yup, just got away with THAT" half-smile down pat.
posted by Samizdata at 1:11 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


> hippybear:
"Anything to bring the cape into pop culture is fine. I want to be able to wear a cape outside cosplay, as in, it's a bit chilly out I might wear my cape *swoosh*

I have an (I believe) Armenian army surplus cloak (I guess that's the name for it). It's heavy wool and it has two buttoning straps that fasten it to me like it might be a backpack, and it has a button-on hood and has pockets and arm holes and maybe it's a cape I don't know but damn, it's the best thing to wear sitting on a lawn chair during cold winter evenings because it's maybe an inch thick and made of wool and it just holds the warm air all around you....

I think really we need more cloaks/capes in our world."


> ricochet biscuit:
"I have a floor-length cape bought from a... re-enactor specialist? (A family member works at the site of a 19th-century battlefield and I am there in period costume selling memberships and such a couple of times a year). As hippybear suggests, these things can be fantastically warm. The only problem I have with is is that decades of wearing overcoats means I instinctively fumble around to find armholes, which are of course not there."

Have owned a proper cloak when I did SCA, but I rock a Western-style duster in dark brown unwaxed canvas (which can, in the right conditions, billow quite majestically, IMO). Does that count?
posted by Samizdata at 1:13 AM on February 5


> Chrysostom:
"I don't know. Those guys were purportedly writing in fart jokes and such. Which is fine if you want that, but it's not Star Wars. The vibe should be like Raiders of the Lost Ark - some humor, some bad-assery, generally things are *dashing*."

You know, we already covered Wookiee flatulence up thread. I don't see you stomping off in a canon snit...
posted by Samizdata at 1:15 AM on February 5


> Mister Moofoo:
"I want to see Han and Lando..."

Fastest "ship" in the fleet.
posted by chavenet at 1:45 AM on February 5 [20 favorites]


Also it's totally insane that there's a trailer (ok teaser) for a Star Wars movie before the last one is even out on home viewing.

Also it's totally insane that there's a trailer (ok teaser) for a Star Wars movie while the last one still has an active metafilter fanfare post!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:35 AM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Han joined the Imperial military because he was born desperately poor (some sort of slaver/indentured servitude deal, as one does in SW) and it was one of the few avenues for social climbing available to him.

There was a war
He used it to show he was worth more
than anyone bargained for
posted by DigDoug at 3:52 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I liked the glittery dancing lady.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 4:14 AM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Also it's totally insane that there's a trailer (ok teaser) for a Star Wars movie while the last one still has an active metafilter fanfare post!

Disney don't fuck around
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 4:48 AM on February 5 [4 favorites]


Also it's totally insane that there's a trailer (ok teaser) for a Star Wars movie before the last one is even out on home viewing.

Yeah, I'm starting too feel like "enough, give us a break". Or at least something that isn't endlessly mining the past for this select group of characters.

Which doesn't mean a hill of beans, this is just one person's opinion, who will likely go see the movie.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:57 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I was watching the Super Bowl with a room full of nerds (I mean that with love, absolutely. Like, no joking, we all met because we shopped at the same comic shop) and the only part any of us felt any excitement for was when Donald Glover showed up as Lando Calrissian.

So while I have a pretty small sample size, I think we'd all rather have a Lando movie than a Han Solo movie.
posted by darksong at 5:00 AM on February 5 [4 favorites]


And here's the "full" teaser trailer.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:37 AM on February 5 [10 favorites]


Love the Star Destroyer in a lightning storm shots, and "...it's fine. We're fine."
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:40 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


♬Troy and Solo on Tattooine♬

*shakes head sadly*

Ben and Anakin on Mustafar. Anakin, on the low ground.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 5:50 AM on February 5 [11 favorites]


OK, I'm all in for giant cthulhu tentacles
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:53 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Was that a glimpse of Maz Kanata in the full trailer? Looked like those Lupita Nyong'o rumours were right.
posted by rory at 6:24 AM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Disney will not stop until every throw-away line of dialogue in the original trilogy is spun out into an anodyne, self-serious PG-13 film crammed full of foreign-market-friendly spectacle and CGI stuff that pointlessly blows up.


I, for one, am looking forward to Willrow Hood: A Star Wars Story
posted by nubs at 6:28 AM on February 5 [4 favorites]


I'm sold based only on his delivery of "What's that?"
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 6:43 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Have some posters.
posted by guiseroom at 6:46 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


The online reaction (at least in my circles) yesterday to the teaser was pretty positive. I haven't had a chance to dip my toe into today's following the full trailer.

One thing of note, no one says the name Han or Solo in either trailer. This makes me think that Han will essentially adopt the name or at least part of it as a result of whatever happens.

Nerd notes: The Falcon appears to have a paint scheme of some sort on its exterior. A leaked toy photo indicates it will have blue markings in the film. Chewie is rocking an additional strap to his bandolier. That reflects a bandolier(s) seen worn by Wookiees in Revenge of the Sith (our one and only visit to their home on film). Regarding the Falcon, one thing that'll be of interest is how it will differ between the original trilogy version and this film's; as one thing Han quickly mentions soon after we meet him and his ship, he and Chewbacca have made a lot of personal modifications to it.

Other pedantics, Lando's ownership of the ship. Will he be the title holder in the film? Will we see him lose the Falcon to Han in the film? Are we seeing Corellia, Han's home planet, in some of these planetary shots? Also, feel pretty dang sure both teaser and trailer are showing us the infamous Kessel Run.

Other thoughts: So it looks like it's going to be a heist film. I'm intrigued. In terms of some of the lighting, it looks like Bradford Young may have had an idea on our other original trilogy prequel film of recent release, Rogue One.
posted by Atreides at 7:09 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


And here's the "full" teaser trailer .

Oof... That one looks a lot worse.
posted by codacorolla at 7:24 AM on February 5


Things that will definitely be in the film: Han winning the Falcon off Lando in a dice game, the Kessel Run

Things I'm pretty sure will be in the film: Jabba The Hutt

Things that's likely to be in the film: Boba Fett cameo, Hope characters cameos, a jedi cameo

Also all that star warsy stuff that has to be in there or the fans will not thing it's star wars: star destroyers, tie fighters (which we've already seen), x-wings, light sabres, walkers etc etc

Original stuff never seen or heard of before: don't be silly
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:27 AM on February 5 [4 favorites]


... putting him in a second and a quarter of the teaser does not immediately inspire confidence ...

Actually, I thought that was a brilliant way to ease people into the concept of anyone but Harrison Ford playing Han. It's kind of like the Broccolis intros to the first Bond movie with a new actor in the role.

FWIW, Mrs. Z, who's "meh" on both Star Wars and origin stories, saw the teaser and said, "I'll see it."
posted by DrAstroZoom at 7:34 AM on February 5


Metafilter: smoking at least a carton of deathsticks a day.
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:40 AM on February 5


Original stuff never seen or heard of before: don't be silly

you always get at least a new stormtrooper outfit because toys

oh wait you mean ideas
posted by entropicamericana at 7:47 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


I'm sold based only on his delivery of "What's that?"

I’m sold based on the way he dropped his grin right after he said that. He really wants an answer. Han never really knew what he was, and based on the other films, things like “captain of the Millennium Falcon” or “general” or even “Ben Solo’s father” never seemed 100% right. So hopefully that scene and throughline make it to the final film.
posted by infinitewindow at 7:51 AM on February 5 [8 favorites]


infinitewindow: My thoughts exactly.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 7:59 AM on February 5


I'm sold based only on his delivery of "What's that?"

I’m sold based on the way he dropped his grin right after he said that.


I'm sold because blasters. PEW PEW PEW
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:04 AM on February 5


my sympathies to the cast who was casted according to the sensibilities of the original directors, because the tonal shift i'm seeing here sure explains all the news about the lead guy having had to take extra acting classes. I don't think it's got anything to do with his acting chops at all, but the new direction probably wanted a bit more mimicry. doesn't explain emilia clarke having to do the same though... /yeah yeah her acting skills are of a limited range etc etc i don't know i've somehow managed to never watch anything she's in.
posted by cendawanita at 8:14 AM on February 5


He’s a scoundrel obviously. That’s basically his character class.
posted by Artw at 8:16 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Would that it were so simple, Chewie
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:37 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Original stuff never seen or heard of before: don't be silly

I wish.

New Star Wars movies made of 100% pure distilled nostalgia with a dash of fan service are all that I ask for.

I you don't want this, this is not the franchise you're looking for :)
posted by WaterAndPixels at 8:40 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Looks excellent.
posted by fimbulvetr at 8:45 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I'm getting a strong Starcave of ThonBoka vibe from the end of the full trailer. Maybe we'll get to see Lando save the space-whales.
posted by vibrotronica at 8:46 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


So while I have a pretty small sample size, I think we'd all rather have a Lando movie than a Han Solo movie.

Glover has only become a bigger star since he was cast in this. Disney is absolutely going to do a stand alone Lando movie.
posted by riruro at 8:54 AM on February 5 [5 favorites]


Are Han Solo's dice strictly a Disney invention or something from the Extended Universe, or were they—shudder to think—something that appeared in the Original Trilogy that I somehow just completely missed all these years?
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:25 AM on February 5


Are Han Solo's dice strictly a Disney invention or something from the Extended Universe, or were they—shudder to think—something that appeared in the Original Trilogy that I somehow just completely missed all these years?

They're in the original trilogy films, if I recall correctly. Just never called out or referenced in the final cut of whichever film they were in. Some guy on Twitter blew a screw claiming they were a retcon and how it ruined The Last Jedi.

my sympathies to the cast who was casted according to the sensibilities of the original directors, because the tonal shift i'm seeing here sure explains all the news about the lead guy having had to take extra acting classes. I don't think it's got anything to do with his acting chops at all, but the new direction probably wanted a bit more mimicry.

This is a day of "if my memory works right..." so take it with a grain of salt, but I think the actor was the one who requested additional acting support in a letter to Kathleen Kennedy (Lucasfilm president) raising concerns about the two original directors. Tonality was a major concern, as well reports that they were ignoring Lawrence Kasdan's script to ad lib lines and what not, and not using enough cameras [this ironically was a complaint George Lucas had for Irvin Kershner in Empire.) Given the length of Ron Howard's "reshoots" some believe he pretty much reshot the entire film - which incidentally, would probably mean loyal adherence to the script's dialogue.
posted by Atreides at 9:31 AM on February 5


We'll have no more word of dice, thank you very much... the're 'chance cubes' (link gives some info re Han's)

Oh and yes, articles about absolute bollocks (vibromops!) from the bowels of the wookipedia are my catnip, why do you ask?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:41 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


They're in the original trilogy films, if I recall correctly.

Weird! (I kind of hate them.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:42 AM on February 5


Tonality was a major concern, as well reports that they were ignoring Lawrence Kasdan's script to ad lib lines and what not

I can picture it in my head as a knockoff Guardians of the Galaxy without the charm or emotional core, it would be so tempting to go down that path with all of the Star Wars DNA in Guardians and the fact that it made boatloads of cash, and if that's the territory they were getting into I'm glad they backed off. Give me a bad action sci-fi movie (just as an example, not saying this will be bad) over a bad comedy any day, bad comedy is infinitely more painful and ages horribly.
posted by jason_steakums at 9:46 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


That reflects a bandolier(s) seen worn by Wookiees in Revenge of the Sith (our one and only visit to their home on film)

Have I got a treat for you...

I'm getting a strong Starcave of ThonBoka vibe from the end of the full trailer. Maybe we'll get to see Lando save the space-whales.

I dunno, could easily be the Flamewind of Oseon...

Anyway, who else hopes Qi'ra is going to be basically Fiolla of Lorrd? Come on, Lawrence, I know you read those books!
posted by The Tensor at 9:47 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Having to explain to my son that the movie isn't called Memorial Day.
posted by popcassady at 10:03 AM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Longer trailer right here, looks like.
posted by warriorqueen at 10:08 AM on February 5


I want to see Han and Lando con, swindle and cheat each other into a friendship for the ages.

Apparently Billy Dee Williams used to regularly tell con attendees that he took it as an absolute given that Han and Lando were fuckbuddies, and he used to tell impromptu stories to that effect (“and then they were almost caught with their pants down!") for the enjoyment of the fans.

So, you know. For the ages indeed!
posted by a fiendish thingy at 10:17 AM on February 5 [18 favorites]


Atreides: "Other thoughts: So it looks like it's going to be a heist film. I'm intrigued. In terms of some of the lighting, it looks like Bradford Young may have had an idea on our other original trilogy prequel film of recent release, Rogue One."

The original pitch for Rogue One was "heist film," I believe. And I think it would have worked much better if they had made Space Ocean's Eleven, instead of Space Saving Private Ryan.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:43 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


So the film looks to feature a car chase involving a character who was played by an actor who portrayed a character in a car race in another film which was directed by the guy who created the series which this film is the latest installment and is directed by a guy who also appeared in the other film.

Love the Jeep aesthetic BTW and, to me, it looks more like a western than anything else -- gun slinging, stand offs, locomotives…
posted by popcassady at 10:49 AM on February 5 [2 favorites]


> nubs:
"Disney will not stop until every throw-away line of dialogue in the original trilogy is spun out into an anodyne, self-serious PG-13 film crammed full of foreign-market-friendly spectacle and CGI stuff that pointlessly blows up.


I, for one, am looking forward to Willrow Hood: A Star Wars Story"


Forget that. I want Hohass Ekwesh: A Star Wars Story.

> fearfulsymmetry:
"Things that will definitely be in the film: Han winning the Falcon off Lando in a dice game, the Kessel Run

Things I'm pretty sure will be in the film: Jabba The Hutt

Things that's likely to be in the film: Boba Fett cameo, Hope characters cameos, a jedi cameo

Also all that star warsy stuff that has to be in there or the fans will not thing it's star wars: star destroyers, tie fighters (which we've already seen), x-wings, light sabres, walkers etc etc

Original stuff never seen or heard of before: don't be silly"


I believe it was a game of sabacc.

(Why I know so much about this, I have no idea.)
posted by Samizdata at 10:50 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Oh hey, internet Star Wars Angry Boys are pushing #notmysolo on Twitter and have already decided that this movie is terrible and has, again, ruined Star Wars forever.

It's so impressive how much those real fans can get out of a minute and forty seconds of trailer.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 11:32 AM on February 5 [4 favorites]


fans ruin everything tbqh

ironic detachment is the only way to go
posted by entropicamericana at 11:37 AM on February 5 [5 favorites]


What we really need is Del Goren/Wyron Serper/Romas Navander/Beryl Chiffonage: A Very Complicated Star Wars Story.
posted by The Tensor at 11:39 AM on February 5 [3 favorites]


It's so impressive how much those real fans can get out of a minute and forty seconds of trailer.

Because I couldnt figure out what they could be upset about this time, I took a look.

At this point, most of the angst seems to be about the actor playing Han, with a side helping of saltiness about how TLJ ruined everything, with a dash of fear that there are women in the film.

I have to say that I’m not really interested in this film - I’d rather see the franchise spreading out and telling new stories instead of mining the past - but getting angry over 100 seconds of film?
posted by nubs at 11:57 AM on February 5


but getting angry over 100 seconds of film?

They were already angry before seeing the 100 seconds, and those 100 seconds failed to assure them of the following:

-that only Men can be Heroes
-that Han Shot First, like all cool dudes
-that Han is a Lothario with many notches on his space bedpost
-that only White Humanoid Aliens in a faraway galaxy matter
-that Nazis weren't the bad guys in Star Wars all along
-that being a smuggler is a cool guy space Fonzie move, ayyyy, instead of an option that is often left to the disenfranchised who have no other options
-that scifi is apolitical
-that being "sapiosexual" means you shouldn't have to pay taxes
-a prominent link to the redpill forums

They demanded a cozy blanket of centering their most loathsome perspectives, and got a vague trailer instead. RARGHHHAHARGHHLELAARGH
posted by a fiendish thingy at 12:07 PM on February 5 [10 favorites]


but getting angry over 100 seconds of film?

People can and have gotten angry over 15 and 30 second commercials which they don't have much emotional connection.

Frankly, I'm just happily surprised we aren't at Defcon 4 over the trailer.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:13 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


RARGHHHAHARGHHLELAARGH

"That means no."
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 12:16 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]


/Sad Wookiee noise.
posted by Artw at 12:18 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Original stuff never seen or heard of before: don't be silly

Because that sort of thing was so well received by the fanboiz in Rogue One, right?

Personally, all I really want out of the SW films at this point is to see neckbeard heads explode like the Death Star. I want TLJ to have been merely the warm-up for this cosmic cephalic conflagration.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:24 PM on February 5 [6 favorites]


Well, it looks pretty great to me, and I'm looking forward to it. And if it looks great to me, my 8 yr old nephew will find it fan-fucking-tastic. He's going to eat this shit up with a spoon and spend the next couple of years correcting me on plot details and names. And that makes me even happier.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:35 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


Oh hey, internet Star Wars Angry Boys are pushing #notmysolo on Twitter and have already decided that this movie is terrible and has, again, ruined Star Wars forever.

that's the best part of the trailer! well done
posted by thelonius at 12:38 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]


Have I got a treat for you... yt

I ever finished my viewing of it, I probably wouldn't have remembered it! Fair play!

My biggest worry with Solo is just that it falls into this urgent desire to tell every single backstory about everything we know about Han Solo in just over two hours. Honestly, it feels close to doing that already (Kessel Run, possibility of showing Han winning the Falcon - though, I feel as if that could be Han inviting Lando to a game of sabacc or something right before the credits roll), but I'm not going to judge the film until it comes out.
posted by Atreides at 12:55 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


If the Battle of Taanab isn't in Solo, we've got our Lando movie!
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:01 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Surely the Kessel Run won't be in the first Solo movie.
posted by rhizome at 1:19 PM on February 5


Duo.
posted by Artw at 1:28 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Frankly, I'm just happily surprised we aren't at Defcon 4 over the trailer.

Obligatory reminder that defcon 1 is the global thermonuclear war one and defcon 5 is blessed peace
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 1:33 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]


My biggest worry with Solo is just that it falls into this urgent desire to tell every single backstory about everything we know about Han Solo

This happened in the EU. In the late '70s, Brian Daley wrote a trilogy of Han Solo adventures that took place somewhere in the middle of his smuggling career—after he'd met Chewie and won the Falcon, but not connected with any later, greater Galactic events. (I love these books.) Two decades later, A. C. Crispin wrote her own Han Solo trilogy that starts with Han's childhood, embeds Daley's trilogy in an aside, gets him involved in the early Rebellion, and leads right up to the beginning of Star Wars. I was disappointed that, instead of leaving a wide-open lifetime of possible adventure stories still to be told (as Daley did), Crispin's trilogy told the entire story of Hans life, leaving little room for other future authors.

I hope the movie is a fun adventure from Han's earlier days (even if it has to be an origin story) that leaves open the possibility of other stories in the future.
posted by The Tensor at 1:37 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


And I think it would have worked much better if they had made Space Ocean's Eleven, instead of Space Saving Private Ryan.

I think you mean Space Army of Shadows. Someone in Private Ryan survived!

Yeah, I really wouldn't mind a light-hearted caper Solo film at this point, as a palate-cleanser.
posted by praemunire at 2:32 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Disney will not stop until every throw-away line of dialogue in the original trilogy is spun out into an anodyne, self-serious PG-13 film crammed full of foreign-market-friendly spectacle and CGI stuff that pointlessly blows up.

Dreading the animated Womp Rats children’s movies.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 2:56 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


You'll change your mind when you hear they've adopted my head-canon that "womp rat", like "sandperson" and "Tusken raider", is an ethnic slur for the indigenous ghorfa people of Tatooine, on whom Imperial authorities placed a bounty to encourage mainline-human settlers like Luke to massacre them, often from improvised light aircraft. (That's why a "rat" is "not much bigger than two meters.") It's going to be pretty dark for a Disney kids TV show, but it'll open up a lot of opportunities for discussions of colonialism and genocide.
posted by The Tensor at 3:05 PM on February 5 [12 favorites]


Before Han Solo was cool.

Now we know he turned out to be a shitty dad and husband. One that did such a crappy job of raising his only child that said kid grew up to kill billions before killing Han himself.

An origin story just doesn't seem that interesting anymore.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:08 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Han earned the Corellian Bloodstripe during his time in the Imperial navy. It’s pretty solidly canon. Think he was booted from the Imperial navy for rescuing Chewbacca, et al. It’s murky. He never talked about it much.
posted by malthusan at 18:02 o
“It was awarded most typically for courage demonstrated after deliberation; it was said that Corellians believed that anyone can be brave in the heat of the moment, but true heroism came when one knew that doing the right thing would hurt but did it anyway. Though they could be awarded for many reasons, the majority of the prestigious awards were awarded for courage under fire.”
Because the Bloodstripe was a Corellian award and not an Imperial one, they couldn’t strip Han of it when he was cashiered from Imperial service for saving Chewie’s life..

I wonder if earning it was the root of grown-up Han’s motto, “Never tell me the odds!”
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 3:14 PM on February 5


at least he's not a ten year old kid who is sad in this movie

(hey do you like ice cream? WELL HERE'S A BIG BAG OF ROCK SALT)
posted by entropicamericana at 3:20 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Wait, did he sew the stripe into new pants?
posted by Artw at 3:35 PM on February 5


My responses to Star Wars trailers over the years...

1976: "Artoo is a bobot!"

1979: "Holy smokes they're makin' Star Wars II!"

1982: "Those ewoks guys are hilarious!"

1999: "Holy shit, they're actually making new Star Wars!"

2001: "I am cautiously optimistic. It couldn't possibly be as bad as the last one."

2004: "Yearning for a sense of closure compels me to sit through this."

2014: "Luke! Leia! Han! All my favourite action figures, together again! Squee!"

2015: "So, the last one was pretty good, I guess I'll give this a chance -- oooh, X-wings! Squee!"

2016: "I'm invested enough to avoid all trailers so the movie's not spoiled for me. Squee!"

2018: "Well. So...that's it, eh? Huh."
posted by Construction Concern at 3:44 PM on February 5 [6 favorites]


@electrolemon: oh wow, just caught a preview of Donald Glover's Lando rap for the Han #SoloMovie. didn't realize we'd be getting new Childish Gambino music so soon!! i hope Disney doesn't take this down!
Spoiler: It's not really Childish Gambino, it's comedy writer and internet funnyperson Demi Adejuyigbe doing his thing.
posted by mhum at 4:33 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Wait, did he sew the stripe into new pants?

I’m guessing he put on his old Corellian pants to wear on the way out.

Also, whoa; just noticed something.Han’s stripe is red. That’s a First Class award. Corellian Bloodstripe (2nd class) is gold.

Per Wookiepedia, CB 1st Class awards are usually made posthumously.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 4:34 PM on February 5


Imperial authorities placed a bounty to encourage mainline-human settlers like Luke to massacre them, often from improvised light aircraft. (That's why a "rat" is "not much bigger than two meters.")

I realize that disney would hire Christopher Nolan to direct, but I it would probably be better with George Miller or Paul Verhoeven in charge.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 4:42 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Wouldn’t they be Imperial Navy pants and therefore black or dark grey?
posted by Artw at 4:54 PM on February 5


Dreading the animated Womp Rats children’s movies.

So named from their distinctive call, 🎺womp womp🎺
posted by Guy Smiley at 4:58 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


Dreading the animated Womp Rats children’s movies

What, is this supposed to be worse than my Ewok-based reboot of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?"
posted by rhizome at 5:00 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


EndsOfInvention: "And here's the "full" teaser trailer."

Oh man, I was a skeptic further upthread but I am fully on board having seen this.
posted by capricorn at 5:32 PM on February 5


Much worse, unless you accidentally kick off a whole Muppet Tom Stoppard revival. Twelve straight to video Womp Rats movies could ruin an entire generation. Won't someone think of the children?
posted by ActingTheGoat at 5:39 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


I can't believe they BRWAUMED the Star Wars music.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:40 PM on February 5 [7 favorites]


I intensely do not like what they have done with it.
posted by Artw at 5:44 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


The actor playing Solo had better prove himself to be a serious babe because if not this movie should just be called Calrissian and focus on nobody else
posted by Hermione Granger at 5:46 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


ActingTheGoat: I realize that disney would hire Christopher Nolan to direct, but I it would probably be better with George Miller or Paul Verhoeven in charge.

Don't even get me started on my dream list of Star Wars directors (esp. since Cronenberg and Lynch were suppose to do a Star Wars movie, and Verhoeven appears to be the only person to direct R-rated/"mature"(?) sci-fi movies that simultaneously have great satire? I mean, the original RoboCop is a masterpiece.) However, Disney needs to put their money where their mouth is and get some awesome women directing these movies. I was so disappointed to see Colin Treverrow doing the 3rd film of the new trilogy, and then when he didn't work out they got...JJ Abrams again? What the fuck? There's this gigantic movement in Hollywood that's all about uplifting voices that traditionally aren't in the forefront of cinema and instead they just went back to JJ Abrams? Give me a gd break. And if we're talking about "weird" directors, and we're talking about people who aren't "traditional", let's get Jordan Peele for the Lando movie, please?
posted by gucci mane at 6:00 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


let's get Jordan Peele for the Lando movie, please?

With (of course) Donald Glover starring, and Jon Hamm as Lobot, because why not.

And Neil DeGrasse Tyson as Ice Cream Maker guy.
posted by Guy Smiley at 6:08 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]


Wouldn’t they be Imperial Navy pants and therefore black or dark grey?

Those are the pants he left behind when he was cashiered, which is why he’s wearing his Corellian service pants after that.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 7:21 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


With (of course) Donald Glover starring, and Jon Hamm as Lobot, because why not.

There's already been considerable rumor milling about Waiting for Lobot, I don't think Hamm's in the running, but Corey Stoll was tapped for it at one point.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 7:41 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


We should have thought of it a million years ago, in the nineties.
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:57 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Trailer was fine, except for that flipping horrible thing they did blending the electro music into the star wars theme....
posted by kaibutsu at 9:17 PM on February 5


Those are the pants he left behind when he was cashiered, which is why he’s wearing his Corellian service pants after that.

I was going to point out how incredibly nerdy this was but then I realized he can swear at me in fluent Belter. It's like bringing a blaster to a lightsaber fight.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 9:22 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


> The Tensor:
"What we really need is Del Goren/Wyron Serper/Romas Navander/Beryl Chiffonage: A Very Complicated Star Wars Story."

Forget that!

#Hohass4Eva!
posted by Samizdata at 10:04 PM on February 5


I think really we need more cloaks/capes in our world.

No capes!
posted by kirkaracha at 11:23 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


I actually really like the music and think it fits the trailer well - up until the point they shoehorn the Star Wars melody in, which sounds rubbish.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:44 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


this is by far the worst music for a Star Wars trailer to date.
posted by Artw

I can't believe they BRWAUMED the Star Wars music.
posted by ChuraChura

I intensely do not like what they have done with it.
posted by Artw


I, on the other hand, think bwwaamm + motorik = awesome. Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL for the score, pls.
posted by rory at 2:48 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


I didn't mind the trailer music. John Williams will be writing a theme for Han (or I assume, is in the process of writing said theme), but John Powell will be doing the rest of the scoring. Powell won me over with his How to Train Your Dragon score, so I'm content to sit and see what we end up with in May.
posted by Atreides at 6:44 AM on February 6


I was going to point out how incredibly nerdy this was but then I realized he can swear at me in fluent Belter. It's like bringing a blaster to a lightsaber fight.

Sili mi ando showxa ere “Star Wars” ere Lang Belta… dedawang deng fo “crossing the streams”, keya? Oso, pashang to, pashangwala fong Séteshang Pashang. :-)

[“If I’m talking about SW in Belter… that would be “crossing the streams”, yes? Also, I would never swear at a fellow mefite.”]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 7:49 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


After reviewing the trailer for the 5th time I am even more certain that this should be about Lando and not Han because that one scene where Donald Glover smiles is so unexpectedly sexy and in character that I got chills
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:44 AM on February 6


Like 10/10 would let Lando swindle me out of credits so long as he buys me dinner first
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:44 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


Now do it while sounding like Jared Harris.
posted by Artw at 11:45 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Also is anyone else getting quasi Blade Runner vibes from the trailer
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:55 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


A: I can do the accent. The voice? I aint that cool. ;-)

B: Should have probably been "Séteshang Da Pashang". I think.

C: I am so many kinds of here for Donald Glover starring in Jordan Peele's Lando, I feel like a rejected character in The Flash writers room bouncing off alternate versions of myself.

I will put a palm into Solo right in the chest to get closer to Lando sitting at the bar.

The bar where incarnations of movies drink. And I, for some reason, can get in. That bar.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 12:04 PM on February 6 [2 favorites]


I keep watching the trailer, but I don't see Maz Jobrani anywhere.
posted by Guy Smiley at 12:33 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


So I wasn’t sure if there should be a new thread for this but the Game of Thrones dudes have been hired to do a new Star Wars trilogy...
posted by skycrashesdown at 1:16 PM on February 6


Sure...why try for more inclusive hiring practices...in fact, double down with the guys who wanted to go with an Alt-history show where slavery continues to the present day and don't have a history of writing women poorly. WHY NOT.
posted by Atreides at 1:38 PM on February 6 [5 favorites]


I feel like a rejected character in The Flash writers room bouncing off alternate versions of myself.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 12:04 PM on February 6 [1 favorite +] [!]


Eponysterical.
posted by The Tensor at 2:46 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Weiss and Benioff have a great sense for visual spectacle, which is good for Star Wars. On the other hand, Benioff is of the opinon that “themes are for 8th grade book reports” which leads me to believe that visual spectacle is all we will get. I don’t know how well the creators of a show that coined the term “sexposition” will fare in a family film environment either.
posted by nubs at 3:00 PM on February 6


Does this kill their alt history project? If it can do that then get cancelled I’m good.
posted by Artw at 3:06 PM on February 6


the Game of Thrones dudes have been hired to do a new Star Wars trilogy...

well Star Wars already have enough death and maiming, but i guess lucasfilms thought it was missing more incest, all the raping, and devaluing women who had more agency in the source material.

Does this kill their alt history project?

i was hoping they actually go through with it and then everyone can see how terrible they are and that they should stop making things.
posted by numaner at 3:13 PM on February 6 [2 favorites]


ughhhHHhghghggghgghhggggghghhGGgghghghghghg seriously? The GoT guys? That is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo stupiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid
posted by gucci mane at 4:51 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


That's pretty much the noise I made when I read it, yeah.
posted by skycrashesdown at 8:42 PM on February 6


‘Star Wars,’ from the minds that brought you ‘Game of Thrones’ (NT Alexandra Petri, WaPo)
EXT. SPACE — NIGHT

The Death Star looms over the planet Alderaan. It rotates so that its super-laser-focus disc is exactly in the center. We see that it looks like a boob.

It destroys the planet.

Cut to:
INT. DEATH STAR (which resembles a boob) — SAME TIME

A disembodied boob floats in space.

Princess Leia screams.

LEIA
Noooooo!

She was topless for all of this, and we have been zooming in. It’s a really clever cut, everyone. Sex and death are inescapably intertwined! This is what art is.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:45 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


QT Trek is dead though, please?
posted by Artw at 6:19 AM on February 7


QT Trek is dead though, please?

Deader than a red shirt
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:24 AM on February 7


They were going to release Star Trek in Quicktime?
posted by Chrysostom at 9:22 AM on February 7


I keep watching the trailer, but I don't see Maz Jobrani anywhere.

0:35-0:36 of the longer trailer, getting into position in some sort of control seat. Looks like her to me, anyway.
posted by rory at 9:31 AM on February 7


Nien Nunb still cruelly forgotten
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:42 AM on February 7


Holding out for that IG-88 movie.
posted by Artw at 9:54 AM on February 7 [2 favorites]


Nien Nunb is all over the sequel trilogy—he's among the survivors in the Falcon at the end of TLJ—and there was no reason to expect that he'd be in Solo. He was Lando's copilot in RotJ because he was part of the Rebel Alliance, not because he was Lando's sidekick.
posted by The Tensor at 9:54 AM on February 7 [2 favorites]


MANDALORIAN CRUSH GAUNTS - A STAR WARS STORY
posted by Artw at 10:01 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


How about a falling in love story between Owen and Beru? BEFORE TWIN SUNRISES
posted by Chrysostom at 10:21 AM on February 7 [4 favorites]


Nothing will ever beat Skippy The Jedi Droid (RIP)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:28 AM on February 7


After they took away my favorite admiral, I was ready to riot if I didn't see Nien in the Falcon at the end. He has definitely gotten a lot of love since Disney bought Lucasfilm. He's popped up in a number of sources outside of The Force Awakens, including his own home planet.

Entertainment Weekly has some exclusive photos with some info to go with them about the film.

On the radar is the character Val. She's played by Thandwie Newton and nothing is known about her at this stage. Some are speculating whether she might actually be Sana Starros, who debuted in Marvel's current run of Star Wars, as a past partner in crime with Solo, which included a fake marriage (not revealed as fake until plenty of gripers rose up at once to complain over the possibility of Han being married previously).
posted by Atreides at 12:30 PM on February 7


The Fleabag-bot is named L337, so shout out to all the warez d00ds in the audience there.
posted by Artw at 12:35 PM on February 7 [3 favorites]


Since we're getting a Star Wars movie every year whether we like it or not, one of these directors better adopt the Grand Admiral Thrawn books to the big screen. It would have to be rewritten a bit since Ford, Fisher, and Hamill wouldn't be in it. Other than that, the story fits right in with what The Force Awakens established.

It's three whole movies you don't need to write anything original for! And it's a better story than any of the new movies. Rouge One even ripped off the part where there's a guy who hates Mon Mothma so much he started his own rebellion. Dude, she said she didn't want to go out with you. Chill.
posted by riruro at 9:52 PM on February 7


Is new Rebels Thrawn completely compatible with EU Thrawn?
posted by Artw at 10:28 PM on February 7


My new fave star warsy thing the Shag Kava jizz band
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:48 AM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I'm forming a tribute group: Bonking Asti
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:51 AM on February 8


Canonicallly Obi-Wan is a huge jizz fan and spent his wilderness years smoking deathsticks and drinking kaf, catching all the acts as they pass through Mos Eisly. There’s a lot of one armed bar patrons who dared interrupt an act around there.
posted by Artw at 6:08 AM on February 8 [2 favorites]


Is new Rebels Thrawn completely compatible with EU Thrawn?

Hard to say. They're launching a comic adaptation of last year's Thrawn next week and also coming out this summer with a new novel, Thrawn: Alliances, which is both a sequel to the last one, but also uses flashbacks to discuss when Thrawn and Vader first met - which either means after Thrawn came to Coruscant or when he met Anakin Skywalker prior to his fall. Given that the last novel essentially dropped off before his appearance on Rebels, I don't know if they're going to find a way to squeeze in more time with him or he survives the show.
posted by Atreides at 6:39 AM on February 8


Sabotage
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:31 AM on February 22 [5 favorites]


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