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The PS4 Spider-Man Heads to Your Toy Shelf, and More of the Most Spectacular Toys of the Week The PS4 Spider-Man Heads to Your Toy Shelf, and More of the Most Spectacular Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of all the shiny things we’ve wanted to spend our savings on recently. This week, we’ve got some very cool Voltron, Star Wars, and Batman Beyond toys heading to San Diego Comic-Con, a lovely little Pokémon pal, and a most impressive Sith Lord. Check it out!

Calling All Scumrats, Our Star Wars: Most Wanted Book Club Begins Today! Calling All Scumrats, Our Star Wars: Most Wanted Book Club Begins Today!

A few weeks ago we promised you we’d be reading Star Wars: Most Wanted together and, well, here we are. By now, you should have had time to see Solo and pick up a copy of Most Wanted so you could read along with us. Each week, we’ll be discussing three chapters over in The Carbonite Freezer, our dedicated Star Wars…

Watch: Here's Why We Admire 'Lovable Rogues' Like Han Solo and Deadpool 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is about a young man lured into a life of smuggling and thievery. Deadpool 2 stars an actual murderer. Why do we admire heroes who commit crimes? On the latest episode of That Looks Familiar, Beth Elderkin shares the stories of real-life “Lovable Rogues” from history and looks at what happens…

These 30 Alternate Designs of Solo's Millennium Falcon Are Wild These 30 Alternate Designs of Solo's Millennium Falcon Are Wild

Reimagining one of the most iconic ships in all of pop culture is something of a daunting task, but that’s what James Clyne, the design supervisor for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and his team had to do.

The 24 Biggest Questions We Have After Seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story The 24 Biggest Questions We Have After Seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story

Did everyone do their homework? Did you see Solo: A Star Wars Story over the long weekend? (Obviously, not everyone did.) Either way, we have some lingering questions about the movie and how it affects the Star Wars universe. We have some educated guesses, but there are two dozen answers we’d very much like to get.

A Critical Analysis of Kinect Star Wars' "I'm Han Solo" Song, the Definitive Text on the Character

Solo: A Star Wars Story has hit theaters, in Lucasfilm’s latest attempt at exploring the man behind the mythos, Han Solo. But it is not the first time the company has deeply explored the beloved smuggler, scoundrel, and hero. It’s done so before, in one of the greatest works of art in our modern times: Kinect Star Wars…

The Writers of Solo Discuss the Challenge of Creating Han and Chewie's Iconic First Meeting The Writers of Solo Discuss the Challenge of Creating Han and Chewie's Iconic First Meeting

Han Solo’s life has been full of iconic moments—the Kessel Run, winning the Millennium Falcon, running afoul of Jabba the Hutt and more, but none are more significant than Han meeting Chewbacca. So when Solo: A Star Wars Story, writers Lawrence and Jon Kasdan definitively decided on what that first meeting would be,…

Watch: Star Wars' Han Solo and Luke Skywalker Should Totally Kiss

Solo: A Star Wars Story has gotten some shippers psyched about “Hando,” or the pairing between Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). But Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli has another ship in mind. On the latest episode of Total Shipshow, Tonelli shares why “SkySolo” would be a great…

Everything You Need to Know About Solo: A Star Wars Story Everything You Need to Know About Solo: A Star Wars Story

There’s a new Star Wars movie out this week! The Last Jedi might still feel fresh in your mind, but Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters in just two days. Not been following all the news and reveals from the young Han Solo biopic? We’ve compiled all of the officially released info (no spoilers!) so you’re fully…

George Lucas Contributed a Small but Significant Character Moment to Solo  George Lucas Contributed a Small but Significant Character Moment to Solo 

When George Lucas makes a suggestion about Han Solo, you listen. That was Ron Howard’s thought, at least, during the production of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucas, who created not just the character Han Solo but the franchise itself, was visiting the set one day and offered up a suggestion on how to change the scene.…

Turns Out Chewbacca Has a Hell of a Potty Mouth Turns Out Chewbacca Has a Hell of a Potty Mouth

Shyriiwook, the given name of the Wookiee language, has always been a bit of a Star Wars mystery, if only because our experience with it is mostly the whines and growls of Chewbacca. But it turns out, before it gets turned into those famous roars on the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Shryiiwook sounds like a very…

A Deadpool Figure Fit for the Dance Floor, and More of the Greatest Toys of the Week A Deadpool Figure Fit for the Dance Floor, and More of the Greatest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the neatest toys around. This week, Hot Toys gives us a Deadpool with killer footwear, the incredible Batman Ninja gets an equally worthy action figure, and more Harry Potter Lego than you can shake a whomping willow at. Check it out!

Join Our Book Club and Read Star Wars: Most Wanted With Us Join Our Book Club and Read Star Wars: Most Wanted With Us

Hi everyone! As you may or may not know, io9 has a fabulous Star Wars Facebook group called The Carbonite Freezer. The group has been a great deal of fun so far, with people sharing their own Star Wars creations, thoughts, and suggestions about which pieces of the EU to dive into (or avoid). Most recently, though,…

To Play Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich Watched All the Star Wars He Could, Then Forgot About It To Play Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich Watched All the Star Wars He Could, Then Forgot About It

How do you prepare to play one of the most famous characters of all time, originated by one of the most iconic actors of all time? For actor Alden Ehrenreich, it was a fairly straightforward process.

Watch Our Spoiler-Free Solo: A Star Wars Story Video Review

For a more detailed, but still spoiler-free, review of Solo: A Star Wars story, check out our written review here. The video is transcribed below.

Solo Is a Damn Fine Star Wars Story Solo Is a Damn Fine Star Wars Story

Filled with excellent action and a lot of emotion, Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to surprise a lot of people. Despite its troubled production, it’s ended up being incredibly fun and funny, with great characters, performances, and a huge range of Star Wars references to delight fans and non-fans alike.

Someone Inserted Harrison Ford's Face Into a Solo Trailer and It Is Wrong Wrong Wrong Someone Inserted Harrison Ford's Face Into a Solo Trailer and It Is Wrong Wrong Wrong

It’s a heartwarming moment when Harrison Ford surprises Alden Ehrenreich during a press junket interview. But it’s a bloodcurdling experience watching the older man’s young face slapped onto the younger man’s present-day body. Watch this fan edit of the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer and see for yourself.

The Team Behind Solo Addressed How It Would Have Been Different If Lord and Miller Directed It The Team Behind Solo Addressed How It Would Have Been Different If Lord and Miller Directed It

Though Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story midway through production, their fingerprints can still be felt on the movie.

Open Channel: Do You Still Have a Bad Feeling About Solo: A Star Wars Story? Open Channel: Do You Still Have a Bad Feeling About Solo: A Star Wars Story?

A director change midway through production, rumors about acting coaches, the recasting of a major role, truncated marketing, a redesigned Millennium Falcon—there are plenty of things for fans to be worried about when it comes to Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, as more and more clips are released, more new images…

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