Thandie Newton's defining role for Star Wars

  • Thandie Newton's defining role for Star Wars

Thandie Newton's defining role for Star Wars

That's something that's been lacking in other recent "Star Wars" movies. We already mentioned Tobias Beckett, so we'll start with him.

On the one hand, many audiences were excited that a filmmaker would confirm an iconic character expanded the concepts of romantic relationships in the galaxy far, far away.

The rote and visually unpleasant opening blends into an overlong second act, which at least looks better, moves along at a quicker clip and includes a multitude of set pieces (chase and bar scenes) with intergalactic species exchanging small talk as if attending a movie premiere or United Nations cocktail party. It's Tobias who gives Han his famous blaster, and warns the younger man to trust no one. All we really know is that she's a femme fatale, and that makes her sound like someone Han would get along with knowing him. The film did greatly develop Han as a character and helped shed some light on a few of the events that turned Han into the cynical, reluctant hero we see in "A New Hope". We also get a chance to see how the friendship between Han and Chewbacca came into being. Lucas hasn't been too vocal about what Disney has done with Star Wars. I hope that's the case with L3-37. They are actually working to repay murderous crime boss Dryden Vos (Paul Bethany), a Crimson Dawn leader whose protégé is Qi'ra, Han's old sweetheart he left behind on Corellia. Vos is likely to be the bigger villain of the two.

"How can you not be pansexual in space?" responded Glover as Ehrenreich and Clarke expressed surprise at hearing the news for the first time. This time, though, when Solo zips his Falcon into a bad-news patch of space, the tension is diffused, the stakes unclear, specifics vague.

"The Hail Caesar" star also really wanted the "This Is America" singer to think that he was cool, and was anxious trying to figure out what type of music to play when he was in the makeup trailer with Glover (AKA Childish Gambino). And we're looking forward to every single one. The action sequences are just as remarkable as any of the Star Wars films.