First, let me start by thanking Ain't It Cool News for bringing a little bit of sunshine to my morning. I pointed my browser at AICN this morning and noticed a headline which spoke of a Lando Calrissian-centered blaxploitation film, "Blackstar Warrior."
Of course I clicked. How could I not? The trailer I discovered there -- which apparently screened at San Diego Comic-Con last month -- stars Leonard Roberts in the role made famous by Billy Dee Williams. I immediately recognized Roberts' smirk from "Heroes" (he was phase-shifter D.L.), but some might also know him from an arc he had on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." I recognize the Han Solo actor, but I can't recall his name.
The spoof isn't quite as self-aware as last year's "Black Dynamite"; it's played pretty straight for the most part. It's fun though, and if this thing were actually developed into a feature-length film (don't hold your breath), I'd be there opening day. Check out the trailer after the jump. There's also a three-part mockumentary. Wacky stuff. Happy Monday!