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Did the SOLO Trailer Kick STAR WARS Excitement into Hyperdrive?

Did the SOLO Trailer Kick STAR WARS Excitement into Hyperdrive?

Disney has two huge releases coming to theaters soon, but did new footage for Solo and Avengers: Infinity War do anything to increase our excitement, or have we already seen enough? We discussed our hype levels for both on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with chatting with one of the stars of Game Over, Man! about making a Die Hard parody with the guys from Workaholics.

Making her glorious return today was host Jessica Chobot, and she was joined by Nerdist News writer Joey Clift and producer Jason Nguyen. They welcomed Steve Howey (Shameless) to discuss his new comedy Game Over, Man! But first they started with the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. What did we think of it? Did it kick our excitement into hyperdrive? Are we optimistic about Alden Ehrenreich filling Harrison Ford’s very large shoes? Do we have we a “good feeling” about all of the callbacks to past films, or have they grown tiresome? And do we think fans will enjoy it more than The Last Jedi?

Speaking of major Disney franchises, we also got a new Wakanda-heavy ad for Avengers: Infinity War. How happy are we to see so many new characters from Black Panther playing a meaningful role? Are we all set on trailers and new footage this close to the film’s release? Could the movie’s apparent humor undercut its emotional weight? And what lessons hould Marvel take away from Black Panther besting Titanic for third all-time at U.S. box offices?

Finally it was time to hear from Steve about his new comedy Game Over, Man! How did he get involved with the Workaholic making this Die Hard homage? How much of it was inspired by the classic action film? Were there any pranks pulled on set with the film’s amazing cast? How does he rank the Die Hard films? What about his all-time favorite comedies? And after we see this movie, what can we look forward to seeing him in next?

Remember Nerdist News Talks Back airs live on our YouTube and Alpha channels Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. PT, and Nerdist News What the Fridays, our new hour long recap of the biggest trending pop culture stories, ends the week at 1 p.m. PT, exclusively at Alpha. You never have to worry about our hype level, because every new day brings something new to discuss with you.

What did you think of today’s show? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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