Throughout Solo: A Star Wars Story, we heard whispers of the criminal syndicate’s hierarchy, specifically who Paul Bettany’s Dryden Vos really reports too. Towards the end of the film, that figure was finally revealed and it was a shocker. But if you haven’t been keeping up to date with the Star Wars canon, you may have left the theater wondering how it’s possible. Last chance for spoilers!
“I have a bad feeling about this”. That’s what crossed many Star Wars fans’ minds, myself included, when Solo: A Star Wars Story was first announced. After a shaky production, which saw original directors Lord and Miller get the boot and replaced by Hollywood old guard Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally here. Set prior to the events of A New Hope and Rogue One, Solo follows a much younger Han Solo in his early smuggling years. Played this time by Alden Ehrenreich, the film has a lot to prove as many fans have been vocal about not wanting to see Han Solo’s early years and after the mixed reception to The Last Jedi which divided the fan base, Solo needed to be a hit. So how is it?
We’re less than two weeks away before the release of the hotly anticipated film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fans are dying to see how one of the franchises’ most beloved characters will be on the big screen while being portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich, who is taking over the duty of the Captain of the Millennium Falcon from Harrison Ford. The film has had a troubled production, with original directors Lord and Miller being fired weeks before production was to finish, with veteran director Ron Howard taking over and reshooting most of the film. But now that trailers are out and footage has been shown, the attention has shifted and there’s excitement in the community. So to help prepare for this smuggler’s tale, we’ve compiled some media that you can dive into as you await the release of the next Star Wars film.
by Sean Gallagher
Syfy, your go-to destination for all things Sharknado, has cancelled its flagship series, The Expanse after three seasons. Based on the on going book series by James S.A. Corey, the show was a tale set in the future, with Earth having successfully colonized the solar system. The show was one full of layered characters, tense political landscapes on the brink of war, wonderful visual effects and a plot that weaved multiple protagonists into one cohesive plot. In fact, I’d say the series is science fictions answer to Game of Thrones.
We apparently all saw Avengers Infinity War, as it crushed Star Wars The Force Awakens for highest opening at the box office. Since we’re so familiar with the film and it’s outcome, you likely know that not everyone came out alive at the end of the film. So what happens now as we look to the yet untitled Avengers 4 and Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? While the main answer may be obvious, the alternative is quite radical and exciting.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now and it’s blowing audiences away. It’s been ten years for the MCU now and six years since Thanos was revealed to be the mastermind behind the New York Attack. Well, Thanos is finally here and he’s not messing around. Things went down in the third Avengers film and some of it audiences likely didn’t see coming. The board has been reset and what comes next is anybody’s guess at this point. But in the midst of all the turmoil, some questions arise that will likely be answered in the untitled fourth Avengers film.
The Fast and the Furious franchise is known now for being an over the top, goofy action series that’s best described as a Saturday morning cartoon. Well, looks like the good folks at Netflix saw that comparison and decided to make it a reality as the streaming platform has just ordered a Fast and Furious animated spin off series with their new partners.
Avengers Infinity War is almost upon us and everyone seems to be talking about it. A film ten years in the making, people seem legitimately worried about the livelihood of some of these heroes and directors Joe and Anthony Russo aren’t helping, promising that no one is safe for this film. The MCU has been criticized for being “too safe” and “easy” in the past, but it looks like all that is about to go out the window now that Thanos is on the scene. Heck, they won’t even reveal the title of the fourth Avenger film for fear of upsetting people, as they stated fans should be worried. With all that mind in, let’s take a speculative look at who’s most likely to permanently bite the dust in the upcoming blockbuster epic.
Witness this! The new critically acclaimed God of War game is out today. Taking place years after the events of God of War III, the once angry demigod Kratos has now retired to the northern realms of Midgard (Scandinavia to us mortals) and lives in peace with his wife and son. Fans of the franchise will know how unusual that phrase is, considering Kratos is known for being a rather one dimensional character who was really good at killing, well-everything. That’s all different now though as the game reboots not only the gameplay, but the narrative structure and emphasis on storytelling. Part of the change actually comes thanks to cinema and specifically, the work of renowned director George Miller.
The hype for Avengers Infinity War is rising tremendously and all eyes are on the film’s villain, Thanos. The directors, the Russo Brothers, have stated that the villain is the lead character and that he’s a deeply layered character. We’re going to hold them to that as we want Thanos to be one of the best villains in the franchise. We already wrote about we think are the best villains in the MCU, now it’s time for the other end of the spectrum. Marvel is notorious for producing one dimensional and bland villains, so compiling a short list was easier said than done. Of course, we want to know if you agree with our lists and who would be on yours. Without further ago, here are the worst MCU villains to date according to Screenhub Entertainment!