Things I want from a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet:
- Everyone is dressed in traditional costuming, but the script is in modern English.
- “Romeo, Romeo, why the FUCK did you have to be ROMEO?”
- Juliet talks like a rich white valley girl and wears a flower crown.
- She keeps taking inappropriately timed selfies and posting them on instagram.
- Tybalt won’t stop talking about his crossfit regime.
- Romeo only listens to My Chemical Romance.
- Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech is followed by Benvolio asking “Are you high right now?” (He is)
- Mercutio dabs on stage. Unironically. More than once.
- When the boys are all catcalling Nurse it’s super cringy.
- instead of “a sail! A sail!” You get “Hey Fatass!” “Fatass? I just see a boat!” “Weigh anchor! You’re gonna break the docks, Fatass!”
- Tybalt also dabs on stage, exactly twice.
- The first time is awful and his friends have to correct him.
- Tybalt dabs at Mercutio and Mercutio responds by doing a backflip and ending in a dab.
- The Tybalt/Mercutio fight is an absolutely serious dancebattle with no weapons.
- Mercutio still dies anyway.
- Tybalt tries to dance battle Romeo too, but Romeo keeps taking it too seriously and not dancing back.
- This is because Romeo only knows how to ballroom dance.
- Paris wears a trillby and calls it a fedora.
- Juliet Snapchats her own death.
- Romeo doesn’t have Snapchat.
hey lucasfilm, if you guys are scratching your heads over what to do now that 2/3 of the original trio’s appearances must be limited, I’d like to remind you that billy dee williams is still around and I personally would pay multiple monies to watch uncle lando crash the ‘the rebellion 2.0 plays unhappy families’ party
Covers for the Lando Calrissian novels written in the early eighties. They had a few elements that really pushed the “rules” of Star Wars: one was a robot Lando runs into that turns out to be a life form from beyond the galaxy, and the other is that the villain in one of these turned out to have been an actual sorcerer.
Annie Leibovitz’s 2005 Star Wars Vanity Fair Cover
left: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, master and commander George
Lucas, Natalie Portman, Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, Anthony Daniels as
C-3P0, Samuel L. Jackson, Jar Jar Binks, Jimmy Smits, Christopher Lee,
Liam Neeson, Pernilla August, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, General
Grievous, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, and Mark Hamill.
how is there like,,,, NO content whatsoever for hando??? i bet if lando was white y’all would be ALL over two young scoundrels or whatever travelling the galaxy together swindling tf out of everyone n shit……….the HISTORY,,,,,,, the CHEMISTRY,,,,,,,, fine ass billy dee williams and fucken harrison ford’s rogueishly handsome face or whatever everyone’s sayin these days but nooooo…….just a couple moodboards, not even 50 fics on ao3…i would probably cry tears of joy if i saw some fanart….okay rant over……..
There are no black people on Game of Thrones. You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings. And though Star Wars had featured a few black characters—Billy Dee Williams as a smuggler, Samuel L. Jackson as a peripheral Jedi—they were less represented in the galaxy than Ewoks.
I was taking today about how lucky we are that the SW cast is amazing af.
Carrie Fisher was a badass who made everyone laugh and was so completely honest and open and inspiring, loved her mom and her daughter and her dog, and is our hero forever.
Mark Hamill is too precious for this cruel world, makes fun of Trump in the best ways, loves interacting with fans,
Harrison Ford gives no fucks, has brushes with death on a regular basis, married Ally McBeal, and despite being Grumpy McGrumps, is actually so kind.
James Earl Jones is Darth Vader, but also Mufasa in The Lion King, has Broadway and film credits, was in The Sandlot, openly told people he thought Vader was lying about being Luke’s father and thinks it’s so cool that he was wrong, and is too cool for everyone.
Ewan McGregor is precious and and tries very hard to pretend that he isn’t a total Star Wars fanboy, but is totally a Star Wars fanboy, has a beautiful singing voice, mostly tweets about charity, wants an Obi-wan movie as much as we do, and is a wonderful human.
Hayden Christensen was sometimes given the worst dialogue but never complained or shit talked George Lucas after the fact, has a smile that is worth my whole heart, made lightsaber noises while filming the duels, and is super polite.
Natalie Portman was just a teenager when she was cast and was such a good student that she missed promotional events to study for exams, went to Harvard, started a cruelty free shoe brand, and has an Oscar.
Daisy Ridley is so talented that her screen tests for Rey will make you cry, is full of energy, loves Rey as much as we do, compliments random fans on their fan art, and has handled the weird/crazy amount of attention and fame she has now with so much grace.
John Boyega is from London, but is the son of Nigerian immigrants and is always so proud of his heritage, loves Finn, was invited to be an Academy voter (aka one of the people who gets to vote for the Oscars), started his own production company, and has a smile that will make you smile.
Adam Driver was in the military, went to Juilliard, is insanely talented but isn’t the least bit arrogant about it, has hair that should be ensured for $10,000, is really shy, and is genuinely precious.
I could go on with all of the amazing cast members with smaller roles - Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness, Liam Neeson, Christopher Lee, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domnhall Gleeson, etc. but then we’d be here all night.
BUT GUYS, STAR WARS IS BLESSED WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL LIST OF ACTORS.
FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST. ADD THE OTHER AMAZING ACTORS, OR ADD OTHER AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE ONES I LISTED.
Here are some noteworthy LGBTQ characters from the Marvel characters.
Jean-Paul Beaubier/Northstar - Marvel’s first openly gay, major character and one of the X-Men.
America Chavez/Miss America - Marvel’s first Lesbian Latina character
Theodore “Teddy”Altman/Hulking and William “Billy” Kaplan/Wiccan –probably Marvel’s most famous gay couple
Raven Darkholme/Mystique and Irene Adler/Destiny - we’ve seen Mystique in quite a few X-men movies, yet it still hasn’t been shown that she is Bi, even though she has a long-term female partner in the comics. :(
Loki/God of Mischief - confirmed to be Bi in the Young Avengers series.
Sera - a trans lesbian angel sorceress
Ken Shiga/Koi Boi - though never stated to be trans in canon, Ken has been shown wearing a chest binder under his clothes and his co-creator, Erica Henderson, confirmed that he is a trans boy.
Donald Glover Covers The Hollywood Reporter Magazine
“The red-hot writer, producer, director, musician and now movie star takes a break from Lando duties on the Han Solo movie to dissect his extraordinary rise, ‘Atlanta’ Emmy hopes, his secret sit-down with Billy Dee Williams (in disguise) and how he plans to conquer Hollywood: ‘Convince them that you speak old white man.’“ - THR