In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Mark Hamill gets real about his Solo: A Star Wars Story feelings
- J.J. Abrams drops some Star Wars: Episode 9 breadcrumbs
- Get a sneak peek at some top secret historical Star Wars artifacts
- Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives at the Disney Parks
- And much more!
We’ve all seen the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer by now. Fans have been cheering the serious action stylings of the teaser, whilst some are still asking “But wasn’t there already a young Han Solo movie called A New Hope?” Well, someone who’s not worried about the new movie is Luke Skywalker himself. During a chat with Entertainment Tonight, Hamill shared his feelings about the divisive nature of the Star Wars fandom. “You can’t please everybody. You just have to try and make the best story you can!” Wise as always, Master Skywalker, wise as always.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced a number of new characters to the beloved canon, none more impactful and dangerous than Benicio Del Toro’s D.J. The intergalactic thief, code breaker, and ultimately traitor was one of the movie’s master stokes, and you can now learn everything you need to know about him thanks to a Marvel Comics miniseries. Or you can just watch this brand new Star Wars Explained video, which gives you the brief backstory you need to know.
Harrison Ford left some big boots to fill, and as the May release of Solo: A Star Wars Story approaches, we’re starting to get to know the man who’s filling those boots a little bit better. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Alden Ehrenreich opened up about his vision of Han Solo. “I think it tells the story of a young man pursuing a dream to get out of his pretty rough upbringing,” Ehrenreich shared.
The Star Wars Show is always giving us an interesting insight into the galaxy that we love so much, but this time they’ve really outdone themselves as they give us a look at the world of the Star Wars archives. We’ve featured the video later in this edition of Bits, but you can get to know Madlyn Burkert, the official Lucasfilm archivist, in this article from Star Wars Dot Com. She shows off some priceless bits of Star Wars history and shares her own favorite pieces – most of which center around our fave, Rey!
Force for Change has long been doing rad work when it comes to using the Star Wars brand to raise awareness and money for deserving causes. They’re back at it again, and this time they’re bringing Solo: A Star Wars Story to Disney Parks for the first time with these brand new Solo-centric Force for Change Shirts revealed on Star Wars dot com! The best part is that 25% of the retail sale price will be donated to UNICEF USA and part of UNICEF KID POWER.
Shock and horror, Star Wars fans! Rian Johnson doesn’t want to make an Obi Wan movie! Of course, we’re not really surprised, Johnson is clearly a fan of telling new stories which push boundaries rather than revisiting stories that have already been told. During a recent interview with Collider, the Last Jedi director said though he was excited to watch an Obi Wan movie he was too busy to make one: “No. Right now, I’m just focused on the new trilogy. Isn’t that enough? God, man, I’d love to see that movie.”