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In Ron Howard We Trust – Why Solo Still Matters

It’s no surprise that The Last Jedi is taking up every headline this side of the galaxy. The trailer left us with more questions than answers, and TV spots, cast interviews, and a steady stream of tie-ins have kept us speculating about the fates of our beloved heroes and who this Snoke fellow might be. But I want to step away from Episode VIII for a few moments to discuss something that deserves just as much excitement and fanfare: the Han Solo film.

The Women of Star Wars: Why Having Women in Larger Roles is Significant

Establishing women in a powerful role and as equals among the men who dominated the science fiction industry is a huge change in the right direction. Little girls can see Rey or Leia as an inspiration in their own lives. They can utilize the wit and cunning of a very independent General Leia (especially if they read Bloodline by Claudia Gray). They can be inspired by Padme fighting against evil politics and helping the hurt and abandoned.