Sorting the best Star Wars movies from the... not so best(?) isn't as easy as it sounds. Sure, we can probably all agree that the prequels are at the bottom of the list, but in what order? Do you hate The Phantom Menace more or less than Attack of the Clones? It's hard to tell... and then there's the other side of the argument. What's the best Star Wars movie ever? Probably one of the originals, right? But again, which one? And we now have two new high-quality episodic films and a couple of excellent spin-offs to include when ranking the best Star Wars movies as well. (Please stop making great Force films Disney - this list is long enough as it is!) As you can imagine, all this means there were a fair few arguments in the GR office when we came to rank every Star Wars film from worst to best, and it's doubtful you'll agree with the list completely. But if you're new to the Force franchise and looking to start with only the best Star Wars movies, or you want to recap/marathon the … [Read more...] about The best Star Wars movies, ranked from A New Hope to Solo
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George Lucas couldn’t have known that Han Solo’s golden dice would keep me up at night. A prop imbued with emotion in The Last Jedi, the dice were used in the game of “Corillian Spike” Sabacc in which Han won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian — or that’s what the Lucasfilm’s The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary established as canon. This week’s Solo: A Star Wars Story rewrites that history. I won’t tell you how, but I will tell you that it drives me a little nutty in the process. I’m sorry, but I like to know what’s true and what isn’t about my favorite characters. Which raises the question: Forty-one years after his introduction, what is canon in the life of Han Solo? After acquiring LucasFilm in 2012, Disney dropped most of the Star Wars “Expanded Universe” books, comics, and toy lore into the dianoga’s trash compactor, with plans to reboot the universe’s history through movies … [Read more...] about The life and times of Han Solo, according to the new Star Wars canon
No, that’s not a typo. Someone’s been potentially leaking like a sieve when it comes to the Star Wars 9 plot – that, or there’s just a big ol’ blabbermouth about. Either way, we’ve got a pretty good idea as to what to expect from the final movie in the new Star Wars trilogy judging by the leaker’s track record. As we all know, spoilers are a tricky thing - some people want to know everything about an upcoming movie, others won’t even watch the trailers - so we’re leaving the choice up to you. If you want to know what the leak says, you can read on for a bullet point breakdown of the main points, but if you’d rather not know, this is your official spoiler warning - turn away now!Reddit user FOOSLS has the skinny on Star Wars 9 and, I know what you’re thinking, it’s just another guy looking for attention, right? Well, they also had access to an early storyboard of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and was pretty much on the … [Read more...] about The entire Star Wars 9 plot may have been leaked and you can read it here (if you want to)
We were given a rough idea of where Solo: A Star Wars Story falls on the timeline when the film was first announced, but new details get a little more specific. Del Rey Books, the official publisher of Star Wars novels, printed a nifty timeline for all of the novelizations that have come out thus far. When the timeline is combined with the canonical events that take place in the Star Wars universe, it gets remarkably easier to try and place Solo, the next movie in the expansive franchise. The events of Solo take place before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Rebels, the highly acclaimed animated series that’s in its fourth season, as pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter. That also means Solo takes place after Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, and just after the Empire’s rise. This is where Del Rey’s handy-dandy timeline comes into play. Star Wars: Tarkin and Star Wars: A New Dawn (a prequel to Rebels that takes place six years before the … [Read more...] about Where does Solo: A Star Wars Story exist on the Star Wars timeline?
In July of last year Marvel announced that the Star Wars comic series would get a new creative team in Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca, the writer and artist that previously penned Marvel’s Darth Vader. The reboot kicked off in early November with “The Ashes of Jedha” arc. We’re five issues in now, and things seem a little ... off. I’ve only been reading comics regularly for a few years now, so you tell me: Does this look right to you? I know that not every panel in every comic should be held to an unreasonable standard of quality, but the work in “The Ashes of Jedha” is very irregular. Check out these stormtroopers from a few issues back. They look just a bit stiff, for one, and the proportions of the helmets and the blasters are really all over the place. I’m sure that it’s tremendously difficult working with such iconic images as these, but it’s jarring to see work like this coming to print. I know that the pace of … [Read more...] about The new Star Wars comics make Luke, Leia and Han look … bad