“It was tough, man,” says the British actor of Ugandan descent. “I felt like we had a lot of responsibility trying to capture an experience that a lot of people go through. It was really important to get the tone absolutely right and show how high the stakes were.”
While the Bolton-style of music has lost its luster—only getting revived by groups like the Lonely Island giving us nostalgia vibes—I’m not sure I agree that the male power ballad has fallen out of vogue. Come on: Have they never heard Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”?
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be over here crafting my modern Frozen AU fanfic, where Elsa and Anna open up an ice-cream shop in a small town to get away from their grandfather’s legacy as the CEO of a large corporation that exploited indigenous people and evaded taxes. Canon never bothered me anyway.
Richard Gottlieb, CEO of Global Toy Group, a one-stop shop for toy resources, tells Polygon that there’s no doubt that the breakout character from The Mandalorian is primed for the market. But three episodes into the Disney Plus series, those big, green ears aren’t flapping around on a single toy shelf. It’s an abnormality for the franchise; since George Lucas’ first revolutionized the toy industry with his original trilogy licensing deals, every Star Wars person, place or ship has been reproduced for playtime adventures. Except Baby Yoda.