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The Star Wars Canon Behind Solo’s Biggest Surprise

Solo: A Star Wars Story offers a shadier look into the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, removed from stories of the Rebellion vs. the Empire, and Jedi vs. Sith... mostly. But if you’ve only kept up with the Star Wars movies, and not the entirety of the multimedia behemoth that the franchise has become, one of Solo’s greatest surprises is likely also its most baffling. If you were confused, then here’s what you need to know. Read More >>

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6 Theories On Why Solo Hasn’t Performed At The Box Office

Last Friday I went to see Solo. I booked tickets at my local multiplex for 7pm on Friday evening. You can’t really get more prime time than that. And yet… the cinema was almost eerily deserted. The large screening room couldn’t have been more than 5 or 10% full. Read More >>

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Here’s How Solo’s Shocking, Surprise Cameo Came to Be (Spoilers Within)

Yeah. That happened. And here’s why the writers of Solo: A Star Wars Story decided to do such a shocking thing. Read More >>

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A Critical Analysis of Kinect Star Wars’ “I’m Han Solo” Song, the Definitive Text on the Character

Solo: A Star Wars Story has hit cinemas, in Lucasfilm’s latest attempt at exploring the man behind the mythos, Han Solo. But it is not the first time the company has deeply explored the beloved smuggler, scoundrel, and hero. It’s done so before, in one of the greatest works of art in our modern times: Kinect Star Wars. Read More >>

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Here’s What Everyone Did Immediately After the Midnight Screenings of Solo: A Star Wars Story

It's surprising that we have another Star Wars film arriving so soon after The Last Jedi, but we do. Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived in UK cinemas at midnight last night, letting die hard fans get their smuggle on. While Solo was never going to be a big a deal as The Last Jedi or Avengers: Infinity War, there will have been plenty of people heading to the cinema to watch the Han-centric prequel as soon as they can - and those people will have had questions by the time the credits rolled round. Read More >>

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All the Easter Eggs and References We Spotted in Solo: A Star Wars Story

It's been less than six months since we got the last Star Wars film, and yet here we are with Solo: A Star Wars Story - the Han Solo-centric spin-off that chronicles the young would-be smuggler's life before he became a master criminal and hero to the rebellion. It's not the best film, but it's still good, and like any other Star Wars film there are plenty of links back to the rest of the franchise. As usual we sat down to try and spot them all, and here is what we found: Read More >>

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Hampshire Power Station Enthusiasts Hyped for Solo

The staff who look after what remains of Fawley Power Station – officially decommissioned in 2013 – are excited about forthcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Not because power station maintenance staff tend to be Star Wars nerds, but because some external and internal parts of the building were used for shots in the film. Read More >>

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The First Reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story Are (Mostly) Very, Very Good

The first reviewers have just seen Solo: A Star Wars Movie, and the social media reactions are here! We’ll know even more when the review embargo breaks on 15th May — and, of course, everyone can make up their own mind when the film’s out on 25th May — but for now, here’s the early Twitter buzz. Read More >>

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The Solo Tie-In Novel Includes a Thoughtful, Fascinating Look at Han’s Midlife Crisis

Daniel José Older’s new Star Wars novel, Last Shot, was bundled up with the recent wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story-themed book announcements. But while there are parts of it that deal with the early lives of Han and Lando, it’s at its best when it’s set decades after the upcoming movie, as the two come to terms with leaving their past—and their youth—behind. Read More >>

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Donald Glover’s First Reaction to Being Cast as Lando Calrissian Is Extremely Relatable

Well, aside from the “being cast in a Star Wars movie” bit, that’s out of reach for the vast majority of us. But the rest is a wonderfully endearing anecdote. Read More >>

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All the Hints and Details We Uncovered in the New Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer 

We finally got another look at Solo: A Star Wars Story last night, and it gives us a much better idea of what we can expect from the movie after that first, cryptic trailer in February. Here’s everything we learned about this early chapter in the life of Han Solo and his friends, both familiar and unfamiliar. Read More >>

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The New Lego Solo: A Star Wars Story Sets Are Worth Making the Kessel Run For

Is there anything more Star Wars than getting a cool new trailer for a movie and then immediately finding out which parts of said trailer you can buy in toy form? I’m not sure, and that’s not stopping Lego from revealing a ton of new Solo Lego sets today—and it won’t be long before they’re on shelves. Read More >>

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Solo: A Star Wars Story’s UK Release Date is Now 24th May

In the past the UK and Europe tended to get some of Disney's biggest films a week early, especially if they were made by Marvel. That's changed a bit recently, seeing as how Disney's flagship franchises are so highly anticipated, but we still tend to get them a smidge earlier. A smidge meaning a day. Read More >>

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The Mystery of Michael K. Williams’ Former Solo Character Has Been Revealed, Thanks to Michael K. Williams

By now, most of us have heard the wild story of how Michael K. Williams got replaced by Paul Bettany in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Two directors got fired, a new one was hired, reshoots happened immediately... it was all a big mess. What you may not have heard, though, is Williams talk specifically about his character’s role in the film. If even part of his story remains in the film through Bettany, it should be very interesting. Read More >>

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Disney Has Been Accused of Plagiarising its Solo: A Star Wars Story Posters

Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently being promoted with a series of stylish, colourful posters. According to one French artist, those posters are plagiarising his work. Read More >>