Star Wars Roundup 7/7/19

Compiled by Carl Slaughter:

  • Comedy killed Last Jedi

More videos and news items follow the jump.

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  • Skywalker family

“Star Wars: 20 Things That Make No Sense About The Skywalker Family” on ScreenRant

As beloved and richly developed as they may be, a number of inconsistencies and question marks still surround the Skywalker family. Some of these issues were created by the ever-expanding stories constantly added to the Star Wars universe while others have existed for many years. Others, especially those related to the still fairly new sequel trilogy, may be answered in time. After all, fans debated certain plot holes in the original Star Wars movie for forty years before they were addressed in Rogue One. As of now, though, there are still plenty of head-scratching elements surrounding the Skywalkers.

Let’s take a look at 20 Things That Make No Sense About The Skywalker Family.

  • Han Solo:  From space cowboy to supporting character to waning popularity

“How Han Solo became the most popular ‘Star Wars’ character — and why that might be changing” at Yahoo! Entertainment

When Disney announced in 2013 that new origin films about classic Star Wars characters were in development, fans quickly guessed that Han Solo was at the top of the list. The cocky outlaw turned passionate Rebellion leader, the man who seduced Princess Leia by telling her “there aren’t enough scoundrels in your life,” the skeptical loner hopelessly devoted to a Wookiee: Han was the most universally beloved character in the Star Wars universe. But it wasn’t always that way. Here’s how Harrison Ford’s space cowboy turned from supporting character to cultural sensation — and why his popularity, ironically, may be waning just as Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally in theaters.

One thing’s for sure: From the very beginning, Han was the cool one. The character was conceived by Star Wars creator George Lucas as a combination of James Dean and John Wayne, with a spaceship in place of a horse or classic coupe. And Ford, although still a relative unknown, approached the role with a hefty dose of the swagger he had road-tested in Lucas’s previous film, American Graffiti.

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