Jedi Council: Donald Glover Is Young Lando; New Stormtrooper in ‘Episode VIII?’

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Today is October 27, 2016 and it’s an all new Collider Jedi Council hosted by Kristian Harloff with John Campea and Perri Nemiroff!

Donald Glover Cast As Lando

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Lando! We have our young Lando! Late last week, news dropped that the long rumored Donald Glover will officially be playing Lando Calrissian in the Young Han Solo spin-off film. Directors of the film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, spoke briefly about Glover joining the project and couldn’t be more excited.

Dangerous New Stormtrooper in Episode VIII?
The Star Wars universe is full of villains. From the infamous Darth Vader to the more underrated Grand Moff Tarkin, there’s no doubt that this universe have some great bad guys. Although, while stormtroopers look menacing, they don’t necessarily have the best track record, hence the poor aim. However, when it comes to Episode VIII, we may see a very different kind of stormtrooper known as The Executioner. Similar to FN-2199 seen in The Force Awakens, this stormtrooper will support an all new look and deadly weapon.
Rogue One Tickets on Sale November 7th
The release for Gareth Edward’s spin-off film Rogue One is just around the corner and already, tickets will be available for purchase soon. Rogue One is set to be released December 12, 2016.
Another Cameo in Rogue One

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Rogue One will take place some time between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Of course, Darth Vader’s presence has been known for sometime but that doesn’t mean other characters in the Star Wars universe can or will pop up in the spin-off film. Considering the time period Rogue One takes place in, it seems as though Grand Moff Tarkin himself will be making an appearance.

Gareth Edwards Talks About Krennic
One aspect about Rogue One that seems to be more fascinating than most is the character Krennic, played by Ben Mendelsohn. While not much is known about the films main antagonist, Gareth Edwards spoke with USA Today about the character. In the interview, he says that even though Krennic holds power in the Empire, it does not mean he is necessarily in the club he wants to be in and at some point, that brings him to a halt.
Giacchino Talks Scoring Rogue One
Composer Michael Giacchino spoke about scoring Rogue One. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Giacchino says the job has been stressful thus far but nonetheless a lot of fun. He also spoke highly about Star Wars composer John Williams and that his words of wisdom has helped him set direction for what he wanted to do in the franchise.
Han Solo Movie Will Feature the Sabacc Game 

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The Millennium Falcon is without a doubt one of the most iconic things about the Star Wars universe. Its captain, Han Solo, is known for piloting the vessel through many battles in the rebellion, making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs and much more. However, how Solo obtained the Falcon is a different story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, we may get the chance to see how exactly Han Solo won the Falcon in the upcoming Young Han Solo spin-off film.

Daisy Ridley Talks About Rey’s Lineage in Episode VIII
One of the bigger mysteries in The Force Awakens surround the lineage of Rey and her overall origin story. How is she so powerful with the force? How did she end up on Jakku? Who are her parents? In an interview with Vulture, Daisy Ridley danced around many of these questions by simply telling people to hold on just a bit longer for the release of the new film in Episode VIII.
What’s the Deal With Canon?

Here now is the segment called What’s the Deal with Canon – a discussion on everything in the world of canon that isn’t one of the movies be it Episodes or Star Wars’ Stories. “Canon” here include the tv shows, books, comics and video games.

A Short Time Ago, In a Tweet Far, Far Away…

Now we get to hear from you! The Council takes on all your Twitter questions you send in @ColliderVideo with the hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil.

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