When Han Solo died towards the end of The Force Awakens in 2015, it was a blow to fans' hearts. But it was also to be expected. Harrison Ford had been agitating for years for his scoundrel smuggler to be killed off in a way that would “bring some weight to this thing.” Ford was so cranky about the role that made his career, it was almost a mercy killing. Han’s death at the hands of his own son — tragic Dark Side devotee Ben Solo, a.k.a.
The history of Star Wars and the history of 20th Century Fox, the movie studio that Rupert Murdoch just sold to Disney as one part of a massive $52 billion deal, are intimately intertwined. 20th Century Fox executive Alan Ladd Jr., known to one and all as Laddie, is the main reason the original Star Wars exists.
Although on the script page George Lucas is a man of too many words, in real life he is a man of too few. Those of us interested in the life of the shy Star Wars billionaire must make do with the tiniest of insights into his thinking about what Disney is doing with his former intellectual property. So news that Lucas told The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson his movie was "beautifully made," according to a THR report that quotes his private secretary, needs to be carefully parsed.
@BobAlGreene Gah, I still get Rancor and Rathtar mixed up. Anyway, I see what you’re saying. For me that part of the Star Wars canvas was filled by the mysterious Dark Side of the island — more terrifyingly alien than any stop-motion monster
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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