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Princess Leia: How One Woman Created A Generation of Heroines in ‘Star Wars’

It’s May the 4th, hence Star Wars day, and what better to celebrate this wonderful day than to look back at one of the greatest heroines in cinema and the impact of her legacy on the franchise now. And, with every reblog of this post, I have even more heroines to add to the list, proving how important she truly is. So, on that note, enjoy!

Star Wars is a franchise that has lived and transcended generations. The cultural phenomenon began way back in 1977 and now, after 40 years, the excitement for this seemingly unending franchise is even stronger. The question is, what was it that made this science-fiction space opera resonate with so many people? Was it the lore of the story, was it the music, was it the characters? I believe there was a collaboration of all of these different aspects but the characters were a huge part of why A New Hope 40 years ago became such a global hit.

You had Luke, the simple farm boy who wanted to explore the stars and follow in the footsteps of his “dead” father. Then there was Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, the wise mentor. You had the rascally Han Solo, a scoundrel at first meeting but a hero at heart.

And finally, you have Princess Leia, which this post is dedicated to.

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At the time of A New Hope princesses were usually thought of as damsels in distress that needed rescuing. Princess Leia rewrote that narrative. Princess Leia didn’t run screaming from the stormtroopers, she shot at them. Princess Leia didn’t whimper in the face of Darth Vader, she patronized him. She did the exact opposite of nearly everything that was expected, except fall for the “prince” which in this case would be Luke Skywalker.

She was one of the pioneers of all the strong women you have in film today. Throughout A New Hope she never played the role of damsel in distress. And yes, she was rescued, but she didn’t treat her rescuers like they were “her heroes.” She instead told them off for not coming up with a better escape plan. Ha! I love it. 🙂

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I Am So Excited for ‘The Mandalorian’!

The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars series ever made and let me tell you, after watching the panel yesterday, seeing the leaked teaser trailer and behind-the-scenes footage, and looking at the images it’s pretty clear, I am SO PUMPED for this show.

It’s like a dream come true. I have always wanted to watch a Star Wars series in live-action and I thought it would never happen. With The Mandalorian dropping in November, I am just…ecstatic. This show is going to be so off the chain I just am at a loss of words. So, on that note, here are the latest photos for The Mandalorian.

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Carl Weathers, who is known mostly for his iconic role in the Rocky films as Apollo Creed (and who is clearly one of my favorite actors of all time), is coming to another iconic franchise as a bounty hunter guild leader named Greef Carga. That sounds 100% awesome. To be the head of a guild of bounty hunters means you have to be one tough cookie and I can’t wait to see him in this show.

An image from The Mandalorian.

Another main character on the show is Gina Carano’s Cara Dune who is an ex-Rebel shock trooper. I’ve seen her in action in the leaked teaser and let me assure you, she’s undoubtedly going to be one of the coolest heroines in the franchise. I am straight up already in love with this character and I haven’t even fully seen her yet.

An image from The Mandalorian.

And finally, there’s the lead of the show, The Mandalorian himself played by yours truly, Pedro Pascal. I don’t care, I’m going to say it. Jango and Boba Fett are nowhere near as cool as The Mandalorian. His outfit is ridiculously amazing looking and his rifle, oh my goodness, it is hands down one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

The Mandalorian is going to be set five years after the Empire fell. Whether the story is actually good or not I don’t even care because the action presented in the leaked teaser and leaked behind-the-scenes footage looks AMAZING!

If you think you liked Rogue One or Solo this is going to be a definite must-watch.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

Hawkeye’s Getting His Own Series on Disney+! Yay!

Hawkeye is set to return to the fold in Avengers: Endgame but it looks like we can be assured that we’ll still see more from the bow-wielding Avenger even after the unknown events of Endgame thanks to a recent announcement that Hawkeye will be getting his own series on the Disney streaming service, Disney+. And, what makes it even more exciting, is that it’s supposedly going to feature Kate Bishop!

If you’re wondering who Kate Bishop is she is another version of the lovable Hawkeye.

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Kate Bishop, after enduring a troubled relationship with her father after realizing his shady dealings, left her home and her powerful family legacy behind to become a hero. She idolized Hawkeye because he was a regular person, like her, who was doing what he could to save the world, and soon trained herself in the mastery of archery, sword fighting, etc.

Clint Barton/Hawkeye would end up mentoring the teenage protegé and, well, the rest is history.

It looks like Disney is bringing this story to life and I am bursting with excitement. This Disney streaming service is sounding better and better.

And get this, Jeremy Renner is set to star in the series

Do you like the sound of this new series? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Throwback Friday: Is Comedy Marvel’s Secret Sauce or a Hindrance?

I love Marvel movies. They have provided me SO much happiness in the past six years and I kind of can’t imagine a movie year without a Marvel blockbuster being in the mix. So, a couple of days ago, I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier–’cause I haven’t watched it in a long while–and I truly forgot how much I love that movie. It’s such a perfectly made film with so many unexpected twists and turns (Nick Fury’s “death,” Steve Rogers becoming a fugitive, Secretary Pierce being the main villain, the Winter Soldier turned out to be Captain America’s friend, Bucky, etc.) and it’s one of the least funny installments in the Marvel franchise and yet it’s one of my favorite Marvel movies. So that brings me to the question of this post; Is Comedy Marvel’s Secret Sauce or a Hindrance?

Before I give an answer let’s compare some of Marvel’s greatest movies.

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