Rise

The next Star Wars movie of the epic nine-film arc has some big expectations to meet, and the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker took the first step.

It begins with Daisy Ridley’s Rey on yet another desert planet activating her lightsaber and sprinting into a sick back-flip toward a pursuing craft. It proceeds to show some of the other main characters, including John Boyega’s Finn, Oscar Isaac’s Po, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, and Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in this highly anticipated final chapter.

And then there’s Carrie Fisher’s General Organa in a deep embrace with Rey. Just to hit everyone in the feels.

The trailer shows a lot of neat images of battles but doesn’t give away a whole lot outright, but there’s plenty of morsels for theory-craters to chew over. Not the least of which is a familiar sounding cackle at the very end.

Behold:

This hype train goes to 11.

Book Recommendation: Ten: Part 1

Book recommendation: Ten: Part 1 by my friend the awesome Sin Ribbon! Engaging modern fantasy told in a ‘Game of Thrones’-style shifting perspective. With superpowers and psychics!

The main draw of this story is easily the characters. Each character is distinct, and even though there are nine main characters, they all (mostly) manage to stand out in their own way. Even though most of this story is setup, it remains compelling throughout. I’ll be eagerly awaiting part 2.

If you pick up a copy and send your proof-of-purchase to sinribbongiveaway@gmail.com before 30 April, you’ll be entered to win a free 12×18 print of the cover art also by Sin Ribbon! Two winners will be picked.

All Aboard the Hype Train!

The second trailer for Avengers Endgame dropped Thursday morning and finds the team, sporting some new matching outfits, banding together for one final mission to do…something to Thanos.

Maybe put him in the corner and make him think about what he’s done?

The trailer looks back to pivotal moments in each of the remaining Avengers’ lives, giving weight to the long-held theory that the installment will find the superheroes journeying through their past to remedy the present.

The trailer ends with an appearance by Captain Marvel, meeting Thor for the first time, who tries to intimidate her by summoning Stormbreaker. She remains unimpressed, prompting him to proclaim, “I like this one.”

Me too buddy.

Also, are Captain America and Captain Marvel gonna start trying to pull rank on each other?

Endgame opens April 26th, that’s next month!!