It’s a Star Wars-centric episode this week on GeekScholars Movie News as the show focuses on two major topics: the possibility of a Boba Fett standalone film, and a spoiler-free review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. As a bonus, Fox and Jill talk about seeing Solo in one of the brand new 4DX theaters cropping up across the nation and how it enhances the watching experience!
In 2015, Joonas Suotamo worked with Peter Mayhew as they both played the famous wookie in the galaxy Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. By the time The Last Jedi came on to screen, Joonas has taken over the role. Now, he does something that very few Star Wars actors have done – played the past and future versions of their character. Suotamo suits up as we learn how Han and Chewie met in this Memorial Day weekend blockbuster “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. I was part of a roundtable to Joonas to know all that is Chewbacca
Solo chronicles the adventures of a young ruffian named Han (Alden Ehrenreich) who fans of Star Wars lore know will one day grow up to be the beloved rogue made famous by Harrison Ford. Han lives day to day on the slum planet of Corellia where he dreams to get out from under the oppressive rule of Lady Proxima (Linda Hunt), become a pilot, and tour the galaxy with his love Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke). While making their escape, the two are separated and only Han is able to flee vowing to return for Qi’ra one day. Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story with a Tone of its Own – Updated w/ the 4DX Experience→
Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change today announced Roar For Change, a global challenge in support of UNICEF. The initiative invites fans and families to share their own version of Chewbacca’s iconic roar. For each public post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange between May 3 – 25, 2018, Star Wars: Force for Change U.S. will donate $1 to UNICEF USA, up to $1 million. Funds will be used to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.
In Solo: A Star Wars Story, the shiny, immaculately kept Millennium Falcon is owned by Lando Calrissian. Therefore it’s fitting that Lando (Donald Glover) himself takes us on a tour of ‘the fastest piece of junk in the galaxy.’