While I don’t regret having skipped the Super Bowl this year (Go Giants!), I do bemoan the fact that I didn’t take to Twitter as soon as the teaser for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser trailer because, boy, were people excited and it only increased as the full trailer dropped this morning! But it wasn’t over the seeing the Millennium Falcon take off with the young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) at the helm, it was the first peek of Donald Glover (who had put production on the second season of his show,Atlanta, on hold for) as the suave smuggler Lando Calrissian.
And it wasn’t hard to see why, as the teaser featured the Glover draped in a fur coat (thankfully not Wookie fur or that would’ve been awkward), confidently smiling and posing for a slew of camera flashes, a similar attitude that many fans were hoping to see from the movie’s title character in the clip. And even as the full trailer was unleashed and we got to see Calrissian look terrified alongside Solo and Chewie as they navigate through a tangle of tentacles. But those tiny snippets were enough to send fans into a frenzy, taking to Twitter to not only share excitement but plenty of memes as well.
A few months back, it was announced that Elizabeth Banks would take on the role of the venomous Power Rangers villain. Peoplewas the first to share a snap from behind the scenes.
I have to admit I was surprised to see the stylized updates to the costume. Gone are the sculpted hair horns, Madonna-style cone bra, and the giant Elizabethan collar, and in its place are a more reptilian aesthetic (that gives me Dragon Ball Z flashbacks) with gold accents and Lady Gaga-inspired prosthetics. “It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Banks told the glossy.
The film is based on the ’90s TV show that pits five super-powered teens against Rita Repulsa’s (and eventually Lord Zedd’s) plot to conquer Earth. The Power Rangers were a phenomenon that kids like me devoured, nabbing everything from toys to costumes to tickets to its own movie back in ’95. But surprisingly enough, Banks was initially introduced to the Power Rangers by her brother. “It might be his favorite show of all time,” she joked.
Though Banks admitted that she’s never played a villain, her hilarious roles in The Lego Movie and Pitch Perfect give me a feeling that she’ll do the character justice. But for now, we’ll just have to wait and see who else may emerge from a space dumpster to take on the Rangers in their quest to defeat Zordon of Eltar.