‘Star Wars’: Adam Driver Hosting First ‘Saturday Night Live’ Episode Of 2020

Fresh off of a busy year with The Report, Marriage Story and of course, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Adam Driver is set to host the first Saturday Night Live episode of 2020.

Saturday Night Live officially announced that following the holiday season and for much of January, the legendary sketch comedy series will return to the airwaves on January 25, 2020 on NBC. Adam Driver is set to host, with Grammy-nominee Halsey as the musical guest:

This will be the third time Adam Driver will host Saturday Night Live. He first hosted in 2016 with musical guest Chris Stapleton and for a second time in 2018 with musical guest Kanye West. His 2016 episode is particularly noteworthy, given that it came right after the hype of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and featured an instant classic sketch in the form of a parody of Undercover Boss. The sketch involved Adam Driver “reprising” his role as Kylo Ren and going undercover on Starkiller Base as “Matt, the Radar Technician.”

Given that this new episode of Saturday Night Live will come off the heels of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it would be fun to see if another Undercover Boss parody sketch is produced, and if so, we see the return of Matt, the Radar Technician as well. Either way, it seems like Saturday Night Live appreciates Adam Driver enough to bring him back for a third time.

Are you excited about the prospect of Adam Driver hosting Saturday Night Live for the third time? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Adam Driver, Star Wars and Saturday Night Live. 

Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: 

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.

Source: SNL

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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