Artist Dean Reeves has created some amazing poster art and illustrations, but the “Fett Noir” series is our favorite. Reeves reimagines the Star Wars universe as a gorgeous noir, where double-crossing Hutts make their own rules, bounty hunters are hidden in shadows, and Leia is a tough dame with a gun. Han and Lando, morally ambiguous, are locked in an internal battle between profit and love, knowing that every decision they make will echo into an unknowable future. Luke, the innocent, is doomed to be corrupted by the realities of a dark and Yoda-less world... man. We may need some time here. You can check out more of the posters over at The Mary Sue.
The rest of today’s Morning Roundup features sharks, SHIELDs, and Shakespeare!
- Did Shakespeare define our concept of nothingness?
- Randall Munro talks with Wired about xkcd’s Time comic, with a helpful video!
- This week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. updates include a new poster and an interview with Joss Whedon! The trick is to modulate your excitement so that it only becomes unbearable in the final moments before the show’s premiere.
- This interview with Jonathan Frakes never addresses Riker’s weird relationship with chairs, but we recommend it nonetheless.
- Curiosity has been on Mars for one year! So far, no princesses, Civil War veterans, or exploded bits of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but we haven’t given up hoping.
- Did you know that Franklin from Peanuts got his first-ever action figure as part of the “Charlie Brown Christmas” set in 2009—even though the character hadn’t been created yet when A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered in 1965?
- Literary graphic novels have their own app now, so you can frighten your fellow commuters by reading Black Hole on your phone.
- Pick your favorite rumored Batman!
- Because nothing goes better with sharks than oceans of booze: here’s a Shark Week Drinking Game!
- Neil Blomkamp talks about political science fiction—poli-sci-fi?—in this interview with Hero Complex.
- Finally, via Kveller: what if Woody Allen made Wolverine?