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‘Star Wars: Resistance’: Season 2 Gets Its First Official Trailer

Star Wars: Resistance‘s second (and final) season airs on October 6 and just to remind us that this show exists and is fast approaching an official trailer dropped today. Check it out.

While this isn’t the greatest trailer I’ve ever seen it definitely seems to promise plenty of drama, action, and fun moments as we follow these characters’ journeys through this tumultuous next stage of their adventure.

Tamara becomes a First Order pilot. The galaxy is in turmoil. The First Order’s reign of terror is spreading, and all of this will take place in the first! half of the season. And who doesn’t love seeing Supreme Leader Kylo Ren at the end of the trailer to only make things that much more interesting?

All in all, this was a good trailer to see ahead of this year’s highly-anticipated D23 Expo which supposedly will share more information about The Mandalorian and hopefully The Rise of Skywalker. And honestly, any Star Wars news is great news to my ears. 🙂

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

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All the Ways ‘Solo’ Has Impacted the Way I See ‘Star Wars’

After watching Solo: A Star Wars Story nearly my entire view surrounding Han Solo and Chewbacca’s stories has changed, as this standalone film has filled in gaps I didn’t even know I wanted to be answered and provided me tantalizing ideas for the future of Star Wars as well. So, with no further delay, let me relay to you all of the ways Solo has changed the way I look at these movies. Enjoy!

How Han Got His Name

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Oh my goodness, undoubtedly one of the coolest moments in Solo for me was learning how Han got his iconic name, Han Solo. I always figured that the name was probably made up because the idea of someone having the name Solo didn’t exactly quantify as a legitimate last name to me. I thought that maybe Han called himself that after realizing that he didn’t have any friends, except for Chewbacca, but to learn that an Imperial recruiter provided him the title, Han Solo, is simply one of the coolest things that have ever happened in Star Wars. It was definitely much cooler than when Emperor Palpatine named Anakin “Darth Vader”.

 Han’s Lucky Dice

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Who knew a simple pair of golden dice would become so important to Star Wars in the last couple of years but it truly has and now, seeing these dice, I feel a pang of sadness because of what they represent. In Han’s younger days the dice meant good luck and for the most part that strange sense of luck he always managed to have during his adventures could be contributed to those magical dice.

And then the dice extends beyond his life and into the complex story of The Last Jedi where we see them, given from Luke Skywalker to Leia, as a sign of that continuing hope and then later disappearing away into nothingness in Kylo Ren’s hands. For Leia, the dice’s symbol of luck won out and the last of the Resistance, by luck, managed to escape. And then for Kylo Ren, on the other hand, the dice symbolize that he just might be the unluckiest guy in the galaxy. I love the way Star Wars is slowly connecting the dots and enhancing these films by utilizing simple things like a pair of dice.

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Revisiting the Photos for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

I’m feeling kind of nostalgic so I wanted to reshare the amazing Vanity Fair photos for The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy!

First off, here are the covers for the Vanity Fair magazine. Um, awesome!

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Here we see a look at the native inhabitants of the brand new planet, Pasaana (so it’s not Jakku after all) which is exciting in itself. These clothes, these outfits, it’s beautiful. I have a feeling this film is going to be visually captivating. Continue reading Revisiting the Photos for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

‘The Last Jedi’ Is Really Kylo Ren’s Movie

The other day I watched The Last Jedi (mainly because I wanted to see the Praetorian Guard part again) and as I was watching the movie I realized that while the movie, of course, focused on every character the overall heart and soul of the film was provided by Kylo Ren. Rian Johnson has said many times that Kylo Ren was the character he was most excited to tackle and you can totally tell. He provided a compelling storyline to the Star Wars villain that helped incorporate him into the trilogy in a fascinating way while most of the other characters weren’t treated with as much care and attention. And I love that!

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When J.J Abrams introduced this new villain in Kylo Ren I liked him but he ultimately felt too much like a ripoff of Darth Vader’s iconic character. He needed a little more substance and identity so that I could look at him and not immediately see this Darth Vader-wannabe. His best scenes in The Force Awakens were the scenes that involved him without his helmet because not only did we get to see him as his true self but Adam Driver is such a fantastic actor that you want to see his face and his emotions when he’s experiencing things. Rian Johnson knew this so he had Kylo Ren destroy his helmet within his first five minutes in The Last Jedi. Brilliant! That was the first step to his ultimate transformation and a sign that this movie was going to approach this character much differently. Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’ Is Really Kylo Ren’s Movie

Mirroring Relationships: Han Solo and Qi’Ra/Kylo Ren and Rey

Solo may seem like a pointless prequel that doesn’t bring a lot of meaning to the Star Wars universe but in actuality it’s possibly one of the most important movies in the franchise and this is why:

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Han Solo has always been one of the most important characters in Star Wars but if you look at the original trilogy it clearly seems that the movies revolve around Luke’s story and that Han and Leia are supporting characters. But, with the release of the current trilogy films and the latest installment, Solo, it’s safe to say that Han Solo has become more important than one may have thought a few years ago. Now his storyline truly matters, as it may contain clues and revelations for some of his son’s past, present, and future actions in the Star Wars universe.

In fact, during my latest viewing of Solo I realized that the relationship between Han and Qi’Ra is loosely similar to Kylo Ren and Rey’s companionship. Here’s why.

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