There are those in the Star Wars fan community who claim that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has “ruined” Star Wars, and some of those voices have been calling for her to be replaced by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige. They seem to think that (among other things) Feige can do no wrong, and Kennedy has pushed a feminist agenda that has killed “their” Star Wars. They further believe that Kennedy (one of the most successful film producers in the history of Hollywood) is inept and that she needs to retire or be fired. Additionally, many of them take credit for Solo: A Star Wars Story under-performing at the box office, claiming their boycott of the film killed it.
Well, let’s compare apples to apples then, shall we? Solo: A Star Wars Story recently left theaters (in fact, it’s still playing in a 2nd run theater in my town), while Marvel’s latest film, Ant-man and the Wasp, is currently in theaters. If you consider the idea that everything Feige touches turns to gold, then it should be a no-brainer that Ant-man and the Wasp would out-perform Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office. Here’s the plot twist: It’s not.
Occasionally, something will come across my STAR WARS news feed that I find interesting, and I’ll post about it. Yesterday, an article on io9 has highlighted a discovery regarding Rey and Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi. It seems that when Rey is practicing with the lightsaber on Ahch-to, she mirrors the lightsaber moves that Kylo will use later in his “battle” with Luke Skywalker.
Everyone’s favorite hunk-of-junk from that galaxy far, far away is getting its own series of books aimed at middle-grade readers!
STARWARS.COM reports that the new “Flight of the Falcon” book series will debut this fall, just in time for Star Wars Reads Day in
October. The book series will span a time frame from just before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, through the original trilogy, and into the sequel trilogy. The series will include middle-grade (ages 8-12) novels and an entry in the new Choose Your Destiny line of stories. Each book will include a map to trace the flight path of the Falcon along the story.