"There’s no Dark Side here, no Jedi knights, no Force, just a solid adventure story about pirates, outlaws and rogues." Read more from Kate Taylor’s review of Solo: A Star Wars Story below:
Early in Solo: A Star Wars Story, our hero is trapped in a noisy, dark and hopeless ground battle in which soldiers in heavy helmets crawl through gunfire to climb some insignificant hill hidden in the smoke. At this early juncture, those skeptical of Disney’s US$4-billion takeover of Lucasfilm may already be groaning: more Second World War references, more serious-minded reinterpretation for our times, more evidence of diminishing returns.
But Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) deserts the Imperial Army soon after and takes flight with a trio of colourful train robbers intent on diverting a shipment of some highly valuable fuel as it winds its way through high, snowy mountains.
The fourth Star Wars movie since Disney bought the franchise in 2012 and relaunched it with The Force Awakens in 2015, Solo is the simplest and most satisfying offering yet. A prequel that explains Han’s back story, Solo is freed from all the genealogical complications and thematic grandeur of the sequel trilogy that Disney is now two-thirds through, and suffers none of the gloomy revisionism of Rogue One, a previous prequel movie released at Christmas in 2016. There’s no Dark Side here, no Jedi knights, no Force, just a solid adventure story about pirates, outlaws and rogues. The Star Wars franchise is always reaching for legend; the Soloepisode is happily content with genre. 🔺
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So I try to not post a lot of rumors on here, but this one got me excited so I wanted to share with you all. Would you all want Thrawn to appear in Episode 9? I was reading an article on @fansided
about this being possible. The last time we saw Thrawn was in Rebels and he was sent into the unknown (literally have no idea) by Ezra. It was confirmed that Thrawn was not dead. Timothy Zahn, writer of the Thrawn novels, recently said that he has two more books to write, but has been put on hold due to Episode 9. It’s possible that there is a conflict here and that would be awesome for Thrawn fans such as myself. Now this is a rumor and honestly a thin one right now. I don’t think Episode 9 would leave the story that’s been centered (villain side) around Ren and the First Order to re-introduce an Empire character. This could simply be the LucasFilm group making sure that everything is released in a certain order, or that it could mean he will appear in one of the two other trilogies in development, but having Zahn wait to start writing these does mean they have plans for the Grand Admiral and it may possibly tie into the end of the current trilogy. Either way I do agree with the author of the article in that Thrawn needs to be on the big screen. What do you guys think? #starwars #starwarsrumors #starwarsfan #episode9 #lucasfilm #thrawn #disney