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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #210 on: 09 April, 2018, 05:14:24 pm »
Say what you like about it, but the film is taking a massive gamble in casting a straight white male as the lead of a Star Wars film.

Damn that quota system.

Maybe over his two centuries Chewie has found a little time for the love that dare not growl its name?  Although personally I'm hoping against hope that Lando is revealed as bi at the very least, if only to learn how loud the man-babies can scream.

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #211 on: 09 April, 2018, 05:40:19 pm »
Although personally I'm hoping against hope that Lando is revealed as bi at the very least, if only to learn how loud the man-babies can scream.

You think a straight man could pull off wearing that cape?
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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #212 on: 09 April, 2018, 06:19:37 pm »
I have it on good authority* that while the actor who plays Han Solo through most of the film will definitely be a white male, the character will in fact be revealed to be transgender, born Anne Solo.

The fact he was able to father Ben Solo perhaps goes to show the advances in Sci-fi tech. Or maybe Ben was another product of those saucy midichlorians.


*Aka my overactive imagination which goes to a very silly place sometimes.

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #213 on: 12 April, 2018, 07:52:45 pm »
Recasting Lando with a black actor is going too far.

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #214 on: 08 May, 2018, 09:35:04 pm »
So this is new ground: a current SW actor simultaneously puts out what has to be one of the most stunning music videos of recent years in Glover's This Is America.  It's not exactly What Do You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Has A Comb) either - I wonder what Disney makes of it?

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #215 on: 08 May, 2018, 10:02:24 pm »
So this is new ground: a current SW actor simultaneously puts out what has to be one of the most stunning music videos of recent years in Glover's This Is America.  It's not exactly What Do You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Has A Comb) either - I wonder what Disney makes of it?

Seems like the kind of thing you do after the film's safely in the can* and your handsome face is all over the posters:

https://youtu.be/VYOjWnS4cMY


* Disney have seen Atlanta, so they knew what they were getting. Plus, like everything else the talented wee sod's ever done, the video's been universally well received

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #216 on: 08 May, 2018, 10:28:10 pm »
Mmmm, it is an extraordinarily powerful piece, both musically and visually: but I struggle to see Disney embracing the timing, even if it (and Glover in general) boost the cool of the whole project by association.   

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #217 on: 09 May, 2018, 05:35:38 pm »
The film has far left drugs advocate and communist thug Woody Harrelson in it, though fair play the rules seem to be a bit different when it comes to what the media considers acceptable behavior from rich white rednecks and that of young black men.

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #218 on: 09 May, 2018, 06:09:00 pm »
The film has far left drugs advocate and communist thug Woody Harrelson in it, though fair play the rules seem to be a bit different when it comes to what the media considers acceptable behavior from rich white rednecks and that of young black men.

18-year-old Carrie Fisher was high for every second of the original trilogy and Billy Dee copped a plea on spousal battery charges, so The Wars are officially, historically down with non-male, non-old, and non-white misdemeanours.

Disney let Warwick Davis appear in the sequels despite his friendship with Ricky Gervais, so association with the unpleasant and the offensive is obviously no obstacle to participation.



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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #219 on: 09 May, 2018, 07:18:04 pm »
18-year-old Carrie Fisher was high for every second of the original trilogy and Billy Dee copped a plea on spousal battery charges, so The Wars are officially, historically down with non-male, non-old, and non-white misdemeanours.

Whereas legendary dope smoker Harrison Ford has been permanently stoned since at least 1968 when he was a cameraman/roadie for The Doors.





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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #220 on: 09 May, 2018, 11:06:37 pm »
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Disney let Warwick Davis appear in the sequels despite his friendship with Ricky Gervais, so association with the unpleasant and the offensive is obviously no obstacle to participation.

Arf!

All indications from the trailers are that Ehrenreich is playing Han/Harrison at his most monotonic/stoned, so maybe Her Arch-Satanness Kennedy has embraced edgy subcultures in general. 


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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #222 on: 11 May, 2018, 10:44:17 am »

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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #223 on: 11 May, 2018, 12:19:13 pm »
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Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« Reply #224 on: 11 May, 2018, 12:23:27 pm »
If someone says "the best Star Wars yet!" you know we're in trouble.