john boyega

  • Lucasfilm Is Ready to Defend The Acolyte From Bigoted Backlash

    Lucasfilm Is Ready to Defend The Acolyte From Bigoted Backlash

    Lucasfilm has had what can, charitably, be described as a rocky history with how it has handled Star Wars frequently finding itself the target of the ever-evolving reactionary culture war. In fits and starts, the studio has struggled in defending stars and crew from harassment and baseless accusations, from the faux-outrage of John Boyega being…


  • The Culture War Is Already Coming for Star Wars’ Rey Movie

    The Culture War Is Already Coming for Star Wars’ Rey Movie

    Somehow toxic fandom has returned and at the mere mention of Star Wars and women, no less. Nonsensical virulent misogynistic notions abound as Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and the director of the studios’ upcoming Rey film Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy have found themselves in the crosshairs of troll pundits and anti-woke platformers over women playing in the Star…


  • A Decade Later, Pacific Rim Remains a Worthy Delight

    A Decade Later, Pacific Rim Remains a Worthy Delight

    You can always count on tentpole blockbusters to give bombastic spectacle and massive action. During the 2010s, audiences watched plenty of CG armies fall, crossovers happen, and superheroes rise to the challenge. But one niche that wasn’t exactly being filled at the time (at least in the West) was the giant robot niche. The closest…