Thandie Newton's defining role for Star Wars

Lester Mason
May 22, 2018

"I think that is fine, again as long as the creative people don't go "oh my god, I don't know what to do so we will just repeat ourselves over and over again because that's what we think the fans like". Director Ron Howard was brought on to either save or salvage depending on your perspective, and he delivers a very good, well-told story.

But now to the question on everyone's mind - can Alden Ehrenreich ("Rules Don't Apply") fill the boots of Harrison Ford, who made Han Solo an iconic character in the original "Star Wars" trilogy? Actor Donald Glover plays Calrissian, and now he's addressed two major topics: Lando's sexuality in the film and whether or not he would be interested in playing the character in a standalone spinoff. Without spoiling anything, we finally got to see Han and Chewie meet for the first time, Han and Lando meet for the first time and the Millennium Falcon's notorious Kessel Run.

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Newton likely meant "dark-skinned" compared to the overwhelmingly-White world of Star Wars, but the term itself was still enough to cause fans to call out the star. Early scenes set in the factory hellscape of the planet Corellia get swathed in a heavy blue tint that obscures the characters as much as a blanket might have.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke also has a starring role in the film as Qi'ra. "Is it weird that I didn't think about it that much?" Honorable mention goes to Joonas Suotamo, who, with the aid of the sound effects department, gurgled and growled his way into my heart as Chewbacca.

American actor Alden Ehrenreich will be starring as Han Solo in the film Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will be released this week. But overall, "Solo" is a strong contender for the movie of the summer, and one that clamors to be seen over and over. Or if Magnum P.I was on the wrapper of...well, you know.

"I am obsessed with the female experience".

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