Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and Han Solo Spinoff Teases and More 'Star Wars' Day Treats

Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and Han Solo Spinoff Teases and More 'Star Wars' Day Treats

May 04, 2016

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for Star Wars Day movie culture:

 

Thank You of the Day:

Daisy Ridley (Rey) is joined by BB-8, Vober Dand, Admiral Ackbar and a resurrected Ello Asty to wish you a happy Star Wars Day and thank you for contributing to the Force for Change charity in this official video teasing a set from Episode VIII:

 

Tease of the Day:

Christopher Miller, co-director of the upcoming solo Han Solo movie, tweeted this image and statement making us excited for the prequel spinoff:

 

Band Reunion of the Day:

Watch a short documentary on the Cantina Band and fake concert footage from their reunion at Coachella in this Nerdist video:

 

Poster Tribute of the Day:

The poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired this one for Sharkado: The 4th Awakens, which had already parodied its title (via Twitter):

 

Movie Legacy of the Day:

On Twitter, Pixar shared this video of all the Star Wars references in the Toy Story movies:

 

Fan Art of the Day: 

BB-8 is cute, but wouldn't he be cooler if he could take part in more of the action? He needs this fan-designed mech suit (via Twitter):

 

Behind the Scenes Fight of the Day:

Three 1980s hand models, employed for a Return of the Jedi toy commercial, get into a squirmish with real lightsabers in this new Nerdist sketch (via Live for Films):

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Elizabeth Banks tweeted this photo of herself in Leia's slave bikini:

 

Alternate Endings of the Day:

The Frost Bros changed the ending of The Force Awakens just a bit to make it really weird:

And here's another weird one from Twitter:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

20 years ago, the following trailer advertised the return of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi to theaters, with some modifications:

 

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