State of the Empire :: Episode 53 :: Placing Our Bets on Solo: A Star Wars Story
State of the Empire is a Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Solo is almost here and we’re placing bets on where this still very unpredictable story is going to take us. Don’t sweat it, kid – we’ve locked the spoilers behind the blast doors – but we’ve analyzed all the new trailers, merch, and even consulted a Solo-branded Monopoly game to figure out what’s coming next.
We also discuss some new rumors coming out of Episode IX, dole out “I told you so”s about the new animated series Star Wars Resistance, dig into expanded universe deep cuts bleeding out of the Forces of Destiny web series and the novels, and keep you up to date with the Star Wars comics which are performing amazing feats of shared universe storytelling.
Intercept our compete transmission below, and keep the discussion going over on our Star Wars Spoilers Facebook group!
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Solo Trailers & Clips:
- The “Becoming Solo” featurette
- The 360 sabaac scene
- The Chewie’s age scene
- The Nissan commercial
- TV Spot 7
Star Wars Media:
- On the Front Lines by Daniel Wallace
- Last Shot by Daniel José Older
- Darth Vader Vol. 3: The Shu-Torun War by Kieron Gillen
- Star Wars Vol. 7: The Ashes of Jedha by Kieron Gillen
- Star Wars Vol. 8: Mutiny at Mon Cala by Kieron Gillen
- Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 3 by Charles Soule
- Poe Dameron Vol. 4: Legend Found by Charles Soule
- Doctor Aphra Vol 3: Remastered by Kieron Gillen and Simon Spurrier
Star Wars Links:
- Doug’s early Return of the Jedi live tweet
- Tour of the Falcon
- Warwick Davis’ character in Solo
- Solo is using 1313 concept art
- The mysterious t-shirt, “Galaxy Sunset”
- Esquire article with Alden Ehrenreich
- “TIE-Fighter” animated fan film
- Forces of Destiny season 2
- Millennium Falcon attraction footage leaked
- Lando’s Jabba’s palace disguise in Solo
- Spoilery Solo trading cards
- The Solo Monopoly board