Category: A Star Wars Story

Canon Novel Review: Last Shot

Last Shot - A Han and Lando Novel Review

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Last Shot, written by Daniel José Older, is a Han and Lando novel which covers distinct, but connected eras of their lives, with very loose ties to Solo: A Star Wars Story mixed in for good measure. Older’s prose is exhilarating, funny, and earnest, capturing Han, Lando, and the various supporting characters in organic, interesting ways, and he manages to keep the focus on the characters while raising the stakes of their adventures, all of which make Last Shot my favorite novel of the new canon since Bloodline. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Last Shot”

Buckle Up, Baby, the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer is Here!

Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s full trailer dropped today, providing us a glimpse at more of the things we all love and will soon grow to love, like more Wookiees, Lando, L3-37, Qi’ra, Han, the Falcon…and I’m just scratching the surface of this fun looking movie. Check out the theatrical poster and some various thoughts about the trailer below! Continue reading “Buckle Up, Baby, the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer is Here!”

Double the Excerpts: Last Shot and Thrawn – Alliances (UPDATED)

The two currently announced adult novels, Last Shot and Thrawn: Alliances, recently got some revealing and exciting excerpts. Head below for the details! UPDATED 4/6/18: There’s a second excerpt for Last Shot as the novel’s release draws closer! Continue reading “Double the Excerpts: Last Shot and Thrawn – Alliances (UPDATED)”

Solo News Roundup: Book/Comic Tie-ins, EW Cover Story, and Merchandising

Once the teaser trailer dropped after the Super Bowl, the Solo: A Star Wars Story media blitz was ready to kick into high gear. We got the first details on the film from the usual suspect, an Entertainment Weekly cover story, then some of the toys were revealed, and finally the literature tie-ins, including books and comics were announced. Check out all the news in one, convenient spot below! Continue reading “Solo News Roundup: Book/Comic Tie-ins, EW Cover Story, and Merchandising”

Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser Trailer Arrives in Style

Whether you’ve been patient as a Jedi or screaming into that secret red phone in your home with a direct line to Kathleen Kennedy, the wait for a Solo: A Star Wars Story footage is over! Good Morning America debuted the teaser trailer, after a 45 second teaser the night before, which shows off the movie’s style, both through its visuals and wardrobe. Check below for the Super Bowl ad, character posters, stills, and some assorted musings on the teaser trailer. Continue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser Trailer Arrives in Style”

Han Solo and the Title Gambit: Solo – A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Shaken by a director change up and an extended shooting schedule, the untitled young Han Solo film has been quietly gaining some good PR thanks to new director Ron Howard’s teases over social media. And now we can call it something other than untitled Han Solo, because thanks to the film wrapping production, it finally received an official and unsurprising titleSolo, which is still scheduled for May 25, 2018. Check out some of Mr. Howard’s recent photos and reveals from the set below, along with some other updates! Continue reading “Han Solo and the Title Gambit: Solo – A Star Wars Story”

Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide Review

Rogue One The Ultimate Visual Guide

If you have ever wished that you could know more about a film than would ever be necessary, then Pablo Hildago has an incredible gift for you. Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide contains a galaxy’s worth of knowledge within its pages, giving a depth to Rogue One’s lore that makes it feel like a franchise all its own.

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Young Reader’s Review: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier

Rogue One Rebel Dossier

Recently, massive multi-media pushes have accompanied everything from films to new TV shows to video games. Battlefront was accompanied by the Twilight Company novel, while Rebels gained a little supplementary material from My Rebel Sketchbook. The Force Awakens got two supplementary young reader’s books: both Rey’s Survival Journal and Poe Dameron: Flight Log, or even retellings such as Finn’s Story. Similarly, Rogue One released alongside the Rebel Dossier. How does this dossier stack up against the previous supplements?

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You Can Read the Rogue One Comic Adaptation in April…the Captain Said So

Rogue One Comic Adaptation Phil Noto Variant

Whether or not you liked The Force Awakens’ comic adaptation (we weren’t that big of fans of it here at the Manor), there’s a whole new creative team behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s adaptation, with Jody Hauser as writer and Emilio Laiso (Star Wars Annual #2) on artist duties. You can look for it in comic shops with issue #1 starting in April, but before then, you’ll find below that I’ve looked into Hauser’s past works (and mention how she fits into my hopes for 2017’s comics) and what Laiso means for the story as an artist. Continue reading “You Can Read the Rogue One Comic Adaptation in April…the Captain Said So”

Woody Harrelson Joins Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke For Young Han Solo Standalone Film

Even if a lot of fans aren’t particularly interested in a young Han Solo tale (including myself since we’ve been down the well before), it’s impossible to stay jaded against it now with the cast they are assembling and the creative team behind the endeavor. Woody Harrelson is the latest to join the film, following other big stars like Donald Glover (as a young Lando Calrissian) and Emilia Clarke (her role’s yet to be announced). Now am I not only excited for the film, but it’s beginning to feel like it might be a great gateway drug to Star Wars fandom for more casual or new fans. Continue reading “Woody Harrelson Joins Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke For Young Han Solo Standalone Film”