Just when you thought Fred Armisen’s deleted SNL finale sketch the last of Season 41 to hold you over for summer, in swoops a bonus round of celebrity Star Wars auditions! SNL dusted off the November sketch for another round, this time including Matthew McConaughey, along with impressive impressions the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Shia LaBeouf and more.
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There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
The lead time of Star Wars Rebels had Season 3 well in production while we were busy freaking out at Ahsoka’s showdown with Darth Vader, and that lead will bear fruit as early as July. The first look at Star Wars Rebels Season 3 will arrive at Star Wars Celebration Europe, as lucky fans get to partake in the first two episodes.
Although May 4 has become Star Wars Day (Observed) just because of the cutesy “May the 4th be with you” thing, the real anniversary of Star Wars’ unveiling, the day we should celebrate, is May 25. Which just so happens to be today.
Way back in 2012 (or at least it feels way back), Netflix and Disney struck a deal for all of Disney’s movies — including Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm — to stream exclusively on Netflix Instant. According to the terms of their agreement, the deal wouldn’t kick in until 2016, which just so happens to be the year in which we are currently living. As announced today, Netflix will officially begin streaming Disney films in September, but that doesn’t mean the studio’s entire library will magically appear in your Instant browser.
In addition to his actual resume, Christopher McQuarrie is well-known for providing a little uncredited rewrite assistance on various films, including the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While he’s busy prepping Mission: Impossible 6 with Tom Cruise, McQuarrie was asked when we might see him write a Star Wars movie — a notion too good to ignore on its own, but when you see his idea for a spinoff, you’ll think it’s even better.
Following recent rumors that he had emerged as the front runner to play young Han Solo in the untitled Star Wars Story spinoff, Alden Ehrenreich has reportedly secured the role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming film. The news comes one day after Star Wars Day, May 4, when Miller shared a photo featuring Han Solo’s famous blaster gun, which seemed to indicate that a casting announcement might be imminent.
We still don’t know exactly who will be filling Harrison Ford’s iconic shoes in the role of young Han Solo, and it may still be a while before Lucasfilm makes the casting official. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently in pre-production on the untitled spinoff, and to celebrate Star Wars day, Miller has shared an image teasing a very familiar-looking sidekick.
As revealed in the video, Nicolas Cantu will play young Force-sensitive Rowan, joined by Glee alum Vanessa Lengies as eldest sister Kordi, and current Arrow star Eugene Byrd as ace pilot brother Zander. Lucasfilm sound editor (and General Grievous’ actual voice) will play the family’s reprogrammed battle droid R0-GR.
‘Star Wars’ fans and music nerds, unite! Record Store Day may be an annual tradition reserved for music enthusiasts, but the film world made sure to nudge its way in this year.