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How Will STAR WARS Fans React to Rian Johnson’s Thoughts on SOLO?

Director Rian Johnson hinted he’s already seen Solo and loved it, but after the mixed reaction to The Last Jedi how will Star Wars fans feel after hearing that? We discussed it on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with our first look at Zachary Levi as Shazam, James Gunn on the death of Groot, and Bruce Willis on Die Hard 6.

Host Jessica Chobot, editor Kyle Anderson, producer Derek Johnson, and Nerdist News writer Joey Clift started today’s show by setting off for the galaxy far, far away, after Rian Johnson called Solo “beautiful” and “funny,” saying “they all just did a great job with it.” Considering the divided reaction to The Last Jedi, how do we think fans will take this?

Over in the world of DC, a Reddit user might have revealed our first look at Zachary Levi in costume as Shazam, and there’s a whole lot of padding. The group shares their thoughts on the new look.

Yesterday Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn shocked fans (who apparently refused to believe him when he said it before) by confirming the first Groot died and Baby Groot is his son. It’s a little confusing. Does it change how we view either version of the character?

Finally, Bruce Willis told Jimmy Fallon a script for Die Hard 6 is in the works, but do we need or want another entry in the franchise? Considering this of course leads to a ranking of the films we know.

Don’t forget Nerdist News Talks Back airs Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. PT, live on our YouTube and Alpha channels, and Nerdist News What the Fridays, our hour-long recap of the week in pop culture, ends the week on Fridays at 1 p.m. PT only at Alpha. Tune in live every day, because you don’t need Rian Johnson to tell you it’s always more fun when you’re a part of the conversation with us.

We still want to hear your thoughts on today’s show, so share them with us in the comments below.

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