Moments From the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

The new Disney era of “Star Wars” is well known at this point for its incessant nods to old “Star Wars” movies, and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the most referential of these movies yet. Below you’ll find our list of 22 times “Solo” reused, repurposed or just referenced the original “Star Wars” trilogy. … Read more

Will ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Be ‘The Big Lebowski’ in Space?

When you see “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” don’t be surprised if Han reminds you of Jeff Bridges’ beloved Southern Californian loafer from “The Big Lebowski.” The screenwriters of the upcoming “Star Wars” film say that the burnout-bowling flick was influential to their screenplay. Han is The Dude in this case, and Chewbacca is his hapless, … Read more

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ – Tentacle Monsters Are Back and 9 Other Things We Learned From First Full Teaser Trailer

Disney/Lucasfilm Disney really gave “Star Wars” fans a lot to chew over in the past 24 hours, with two separate teasers and a collection of totally rad character posters. We dug through the Super Bowl spot for interesting nuggets here, and now it’s time to take a closer look at this second, longer teaser (click here … Read more

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Watch Rey and Kylo Ren’s Throne Room Fight Set to ‘Footloose,’ a Bunch of Other Great Songs (Video)

Lucasfilm (Note: This post contains spoilers for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”) It’s well known how filmmakers creatively and carefully deploy music to set the tone, atmosphere, and emotion of a scene. That’s why setting ridiculous music to an otherwise serious scene can turn it into something new and weird. One of the must exciting … Read more

Han to Meet Chewbacca for First Time in ‘Solo,’ Film’s Synopsis Reveals

Lucasfilm released the official synopsis for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the Han Solo spinoff movie and origin story coming out this summer, and it confirms that not only will his trusty sidekick Chewbacca be in the film, it will tell the story of how the two met. Here’s the official plot synopsis: Board the Millennium … Read more

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Movies Have Already Earned Back $4 Billion Lucasfilm Investment at Box Office

Disney/Lucasfilm The “Star Wars” acquisition keeps getting better and better for Disney. With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pushing $950 million at the global box office, Disney, after three releases, has officially made back the $4.06 billion it paid George Lucas for his company in 2012. The Mouse House has surpassed $4 billion in worldwide … Read more

Why Chewbacca Is the Unsung, Disrespected Hero of the ‘Star Wars’ Universe (Commentary)

Lucasfilm (Note: This post includes at least one spoiler about joke in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”) “The Last Jedi” has kicked up a nuanced discussion among moviegoers and fans on social media about the ideas of failure and the aging of heroes, how people are shaped by failure and how we should embrace the … Read more

That ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Silent Scene Isn’t a Glitch, AMC Warns Filmgoers

Disney/Lucasfilm Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” you might not want to read on. That 10 seconds of silence in a key scene of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” wasn’t a colossal mistake by director Rian Johnson — and some theaters want to make sure you’re aware of it. “Please … Read more

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Adam Driver’s Shirtless ‘Beefcake’ Scene About ‘Intimacy,’ Says Director

Getty Images That infamous Adam Driver shirtless scene in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” scene was all about “intimacy,” says director Rian Johnson. In an interview with EW, Johnson said the scene was all about making the Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Driver) more comfortable even though their situation in connecting through the Force is … Read more