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Patrika Darbo Revealed as Host of 9th Annual Indie Series Awards

Patrika Darbo will host the 9th Annual ISAs on April 4.

Photo Credit: Russell BaerThe Bold and the Beautiful star Patrika Darbo will host the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony on April 4 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. CA.

At this year's ISAs, Darbo is nominated for her work in three separate web series: Indoor Boys, The Bay and Ladies of the Lake. In an Indie Series Awards first, she will compete against herself in the Best Guest Actress - Drama category.

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced entertainment created for the Web.

Ladies of the Lake leads all series with 18 total nominations, followed by 16 for The Bay. Those shows will compete in the Best Drama Series category with Anacostia, Giants, L.A. Macabre, Riley Parra, Running With Violet and Teenagers.

Filth City leads all comedies with 12 nominations. The series is joined in the Best Comedy Series field by 190 Lorimer,
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Nicolas Cage Will Voice Superman In Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

In the latest bit of news to be filed under “better late than never,” none other than Nicolas Cage has been confirmed to voice Superman in the upcoming animated flick Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Set to carry over from the adventures seen on Cartoon Network, this offering will place the focus on some of DC’s most popular adolescent heroes, albeit with a highly comedic spin.

Now, what makes this particular round of casting special is that Cage had previously been enlisted to star as the Man of Tomorrow himself in Tim Burton’s ill-fated Superman Lives back in the late 1990’s. Believe it or not, the studio pulled the plug on that one just days before shooting was set to commence, making it one of the hottest pieces of trivia in superhero film history, with even a documentary about it having been produced in the time since.
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'Atlanta' Is Simply the Best Show on TV

'Atlanta' Is Simply the Best Show on TV
Is Atlanta the best comedy on TV? Or the best drama? The best family saga about the impossibility of either fatherhood or son-hood? The funniest crime story? The most depressive stoner romp? The most anti-romantic love letter to a city? The most absurdist state-of-the-nation report, in the form of a deeply black, deeply American, deeply 2018 chronicle of how the urge to work can sabotage all the other urges? As Donald Glover steps up his already-stunning game on the second season of his groundbreaking FX hit, it's all these things and more.
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New Star Wars Novel Teases The Reason For Lando’s Absence In Sequel Trilogy

The current trilogy of Star Wars movies has reintroduced a number of familiar faces from that galaxy far, far away. The likes of Leia, Luke, Han, Chewie, Artoo, Threepio and even Yoda have returned to the franchise, but one character has been conspicuous by their absence. We’re talking, of course, about smuggler turned Cloud City administrator Lando Calrissian.

Sure, Donald Glover’s about to play a younger version of Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story (and everyone loves what they’ve seen of him so far), but Billy Dee Williams wasn’t seen or even alluded to in either The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi. And it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll appear in Episode IX, either. So, what happened to Lando then since Return of the Jedi to make him a no-show during the galaxy’s time of need?

Well, thanks to this new
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Pimpin’ in Space: The Blaxploitation Roots of Lando Calrissian

Pimpin’ in Space: The Blaxploitation Roots of Lando Calrissian
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this May, and the character everyone is the most excited to see isn’t Han Solo. It’s Lando Calrissian. Lando, initially played by Billy Dee Williams and now Donald Glover, has been a huge force (no pun intended) in the Star Wars universe. His personality, good looks, and roguish […]

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Donald Glover returns in Atlanta season 2 trailer

The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning Atlanta returns this March, and FX have debuted a brand new trailer titled ‘Robbin Season’, which you can watch here…

See Also: Donald Glover offered notes on the first draft of Marvel’s Black Panther

Lando Calrissian, aka Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, stars as Earnest “Earn” Marks, a Princeton dropout who now manages the rap career of his cousin, all while faced with the day-to-day travails of being a young black man in America. Glover also writes, directs, and executive produces Atlanta.

See Also: Donald Glover on getting advice from Billy Dee Williams for Lando role in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Atlanta season 2: Robbin Season kicks off on Thursday March 1st on FX in the Us, with no confirmed TX date for the UK at the time of writing.

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Emilia Clarke teases Han’s relationship with Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is swapping the world of Westeros for the galaxy far, far away this year as she takes on the role of the mysterious Qi’ra in Disney and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Unlike the likes of Han, Chewie and Lando, Qi’ra is a new addition to the Star Wars universe, and during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress has given us a little insight into the character and her relationship with Alden Ehrenreich’s smuggler and future hero of the Rebellion.

“They grew up as comrades, essentially,” said Clarke. “They grew up as pals, as partners in crime. There is obviously the romantic side of things. But they grew up together. So they were kids together. And the beautiful thing about this Han Solo story is it’s highlighting all of the most brilliant aspects of Han Solo the
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Donald Glover on getting advice from Billy Dee Williams for Lando role in Solo: A Star Wars Story

The first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story may have been met with a mixed reaction [read the thoughts of our writing team here], but one aspect that seemed to go down very well with fans was the fleeting glimpses of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly after the launch of the trailer, Glover revealed that – much like Alden Ehrenreich and Harrison Ford – he sought advice from the original Lando, Billy Dee Williams, in preparation for his role as the smooth-talking scoundrel.

“I just wanted to know, Star Wars was such a big deal and then they make the second one and you’re kind of the first and the almost only black guy in the universe at that point,” said Glover. “I was like, How did you go into that? What were your thoughts? It’s always a big thing when you break a mold. What was the thought process of that? He
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George Lucas Helped Direct a Scene in Han Solo

George Lucas Helped Direct a Scene in Han Solo
It has been reported that George Lucas visited the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story and helped Ron Howard during a scene on the Millennium Falcon. Lucas and Howard are long-time friends going back to 1973's American Graffiti and Lucas famously wanted Howard to direct The Phantom Menace, but that didn't end up happening. So, it must be pretty cool for the Star Wars creator to finally get his wish with Ron Howard behind the camera for the spin-off movie featuring one of the most iconic characters to ever grace the big screen.

In a new interview, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that George Lucas came to the Solo set to visit and ended up staying for over 5 hours. Kennedy also let it slip that Lucas helped with a scene on his extended visit. However, she won't say exactly what he did. She had this to say about George Lucas' visit to the set.
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What's Really Happening with Lando in the Han Solo Movie?

What's Really Happening with Lando in the Han Solo Movie?
Donald Glover is the scene stealer in the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story and he didn't even have to say a word. The movie might as well be called Lando: A Star Wars Story after all of the hype that Donald Glover has received over the last week. The actor is on top of the world right now after cleaning up at the Emmys for his Atlanta series and most recently winning a Grammy for his hit single "Redbone." Now he's doing some press for Solo and he's clearly excited about his portrayal of Lando and says that Billy Dee Williams just told him told him to be himself in preparation.

In a new interview, Donald Glover reveals that the young Lando is a little "over the top" and doesn't quite have it all figured out just yet. The actor talks about older Lando owning Cloud City
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Solo Star Teases A New Side To The Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon is in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but not as you know it.

Before it fell into the hands of Chewie and Han, the Falcon belonged to Lando Calrissian. And make no mistake, Cloud City’s smooth-talking rogue ensured the freighter was in tip-top shape. Indeed, one need only look at a side-by-side comparison of the Falcon’s interiors to realize that the ship had fallen into disrepair by the time it’s first introduced in A New Hope. Hey, they don’t call it the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy for nothing!

But much like Rogue One before it, Solo is poised to journey back to that pocket of space between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, during which time the young Han Solo was still pulling scams and odd jobs within the galaxy’s “dark underworld.” It’s a defining period for the young smuggler,
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Donald Glover Opens Up on Playing Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Offers Details About The Character

One of the things most Star Wars fans can agree on regarding this upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film is that Donald Glover looks awesomely cool in the role of Lando Calrissian. We've hardly even heard him talk, but he's the character we all can't wait to see in action on the big screen.

During a recent interview with EW, the actor talked about playing the character and offered up some interesting insights that you might be interested in reading. First of all, he opened up a little bit about his meeting with Billy Dee Williams, who originally played the character:

"It was really, really relaxed. He was great. I mean, I had a lot of questions. And then he just told me, just be charming. [Laughs] And so, I was like, 'Okay!' I just kind of did that. He said, Just be interested in things.' Lando has,
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Donald Glover Dishes On The Young Lando Of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars, meet Childish Landino.

We are, of course, referring to Donald Glover’s decision to slip into the cape of Billy Dee Williams, the original Lando Calrissian who smooth-talked his way into our hearts with Empire Strikes Back.

Fast forward to 2018, and Lucasfilm is plotting a whole new movie, aptly titled Solo: A Star Wars Story, that traces Han’s galactic journey from dreamy idealist to wise-cracking smuggler. It’s one that will purportedly unfold across a period of six years, as Ron Howard and Co. document the defining moments of Han Solo’s life – including his first fateful encounter with Lando Calrissian, who’s now being played by Donald Glover.

The actor-comedian-singer extraordinaire is an immense talent, and here, he outlines his own approach to Cloud City’s most famous inhabitant:

I always like seeing younger characters when they are in younger times because it tells a lot
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How Donald Glover Made Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Lando His Own

Donald Glover is following the footsteps of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but he found a way to make the character his own for the prequel. As Lucasfilm finally kicks off the marketing campaign for the spinoff, the multi-talented Glover has already emerged as a runaway star. All he’s had to do is flash a charming smile and strike a pose in a coat to win fans over. People are starting to warm up to Alden Ehrenreich as the new Han, but Lando is poised to steal the show once the film opens in May.
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Harrison Ford’s Creative Input On Solo: A Star Wars Story Revealed

Just as Donald Glover met with the great Billy Dee Williams before taking on the role of Lando, Han Solo-to-be Alden Ehrenreich sought the advice of Harrison Ford shortly before production began on Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Ford, who has played Lucasfilm’s prince of thieves on four separate occasions, isn’t one to dwell on the past, nor has he been very forthcoming about his Star Wars career. Still, when the call came, the original Han Solo did impart a kernel of wisdom to Ehrenreich: “Tell them I told you everything you needed to know, and that you can’t tell anyone.”

Proving there is honor among thieves, the Solo actor kept his promise while chatting to Entertainment Weekly, merely hinting that he’s “gotta stick to my orders from the man himself.”

Thankfully, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was more willing to part with the juicy intel, and
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Rian Johnson Hopes Billy Dee Williams Will Return To Star Wars

The conversation around the Star Wars franchise is a constantly shifting landscape that moves from peak to valley according to studio announcements and film releases. Now that we’re heading towards the arrival of Solo: A Star Wars Story, that conversation is increasingly focusing on actor Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and 1983’s Return Of The Jedi.

Though we’ve seen original trilogy actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew return to the big screen in recent years, Billy Dee Williams has been notably absent. Solo is bringing that absence into sharp relief, too, by including in its plot a young Lando, played by Donald Glover.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at a recent Aarp Movies For Grownups event, The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson reiterated that he hoped to see Williams return to the cinematic part of the Star Wars franchise,
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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Thrilling First Trailer Launches

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Thrilling First Trailer Launches
Disney and Lucasfilm released a teaser trailer for the Han Solo spinoff, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” during “Good Morning America” on Monday.

The official teaser follows a 40-second spot that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The film centers on the galaxy’s favorite smuggler, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), and his trusty Wookie companion, Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), during some of their early adventures, including meeting another fan favorite, Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Billy Dee Williams first played Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”

Ehrenreich steps into the iconic role made famous by Harrison Ford in earlier “Star Wars” movies.

In the voiceover of the trailer, Solo says he’s been running scams since he was 10 years old and was kicked out of the flight academy for “having a mind of my own.” “I’m gonna be a pilot — the best in the galaxy,” he adds.

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Trailer Brings Back a Sci-Fi Icon

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Trailer Brings Back a Sci-Fi Icon
The first full trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has arrived.

After debuting a 40-second teaser during Super Bowl Sunday, the longer look followed on Monday's Good Morning America broadcast.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, with him stepping into the iconic role played by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy as well as 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Donald Glover stars as Lando Calrissian, first played by Billy Dee Williams, while others among the cast include Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.

Ron Howard directs the film, with the filmmaker stepping in last year following the exits of original helmers Phil Lord...
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Does the 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Teaser Get the Job Done?

Does the 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Teaser Get the Job Done?
Never tell us the odds!

The first official teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story finally arrived on Sunday, premiering during Super Bowl Lii — and the internet was quickly set abuzz.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the iconic space smuggler Han Solo (first made famous by Harrison Ford) and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian (first played by Billy Dee Williams).

The first peek at the stand-alone pic was greatly anticipated, especially since original helmers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord were fired last summer after clashing with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard...
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Synopsis Teases A Dark And Dangerous Adventure

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is moving into the rearview mirror, Disney and Lucasfilm are at last pushing the promotional campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story into gear. The upcoming prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo has been kept tightly under wraps so far, with only the odd set photo posted on director Ron Howard’s social media giving us any clue as to the nature of the movie.

But that’s about to change, as the first official synopsis for Solo has now dropped. The short outline keeps things pretty vague, of course, but teases the scruffy-looking nerf herder encountering some other iconic characters from the Star Wars franchise.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep
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