Collider reports that Lucasfilm has put all future stand alone Star Wars movies on hold (which basically means they have been canceled for now). An Obi-Wan movie was in active development, but the people who worked on the movie are no longer involved.
According to Collider Lucasfilm will put all their efforts into Episode IX and after that we’ll get the new trilogy, but apparently no more Star Wars stand alone movies for now.
What do you think about all that? Solo is a huge flop, unfortunately, but was it wise to put all the other stand alone movies on hold? Is this the beginning of the end? Thanks to all the people who reported this development!
Yahoo! News has posted an article where they quote Ron Howard as saying he feels bad that Solo: A Star Wars Story is losing money and underperforming at the box office.
“I’m proud of #SoloAStarWarsStory and the cast & crew worked hard to give fans a fun new addition,” he tweeted in response to a fan theorizing that backlash to “The Last Jedi” is partially to blame. “As a director I feel badly when people who I believe (& exit polls show) will very likely enjoy a movie… don’t see it on a big screen w/great sound.” READ MORE HERE.
I have just recently come across a fantastic article (which was originally published in March of this year) that features 50 behind the scenes polaroid photos from the sets of Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi. There are some tremendous images in this batch, and I highly suggest if you’re a big fan of the film to check it out.
First numbers for The Last Jedi Blu-Ray sales have been released. How do sales for the movie compare to both The Force Awakens and Rogue One? Click through for a closer look!
An author at io9 suggests that the Boba Fett movie should NOT star Boba Fett. Boba Fett is dead he says in his final thoughts. He says a lot more too. Check out the article and come back here to disqus it!
Our colleagues at Fanthatracks have uncovered the new working title for Episode IX. And apparently, the working title is: trIXie.
Is JJ Abrams a fan of My Little Pony? Read the full story on the Fanthatracks website.
Variety reports that box office forecasts for Solo are grim. The movie is projected to make as little as $29 million in North America this weekend. This would be a 66% drop from the opening weekend. And if that trend continues Solo may end up making less than $200 million domestic. The situation abroad is very similar with Solo even struggling in some markets to keep ahead of Deadpool 2. Disney and Lucasfilm now have the first veritable Star Wars box office bomb on their hands.
UPDATE: Box Office Mojo just posted the weekend estimates. Solo will make $29.2 million, only $6 million more than Deadpool 2.
The box office estimates for the Solo Memorial Day opening weekend are in. And they are not pretty. According to Boxoffice Mojo Solo had a 3-day opening weekend of $84.7 million and a 4-day opening weekend of $103 million. Which means Solo is the first live action Star Wars movie ever in danger of becoming a serious flop. What does that mean? What are the reasons? Click through for a discussion!
The latest Forces of Destiny episode was released on Friday already – but maybe has flown somewhat under the radar due to some other Star Wars movie being released on that day. Anyway, check out “Triplecross”, it’s a fun episode featuring Qi’Ra, Hondo and IG-88. The ending is somewhat anticlimactic perhaps, but Hondo is fun as usual! Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Cinemascore has released their score for Solo: A Star Wars Story. And it’s an “A-” What that means for Solo’s box office results? Click through to find out more!
Here is a simple discussion that shouldn’t cause angst. Heck, who knows? Maybe it will. In our comments, tell us how old you were on May 25, 1977 — the day Star Wars was born. Feel free to use negative numbers if you weren’t even a thought yet!
While the Memorial Day Weekend still lies ahead, there are already some early numbers for the Thursday screenings of Solo: A Star Wars Story. And they are the lowest numbers for a Disney Star Wars movie yet. Click through for details!
Update: Disney lowers box office prediction for Solo!
Happy 35th anniversary to Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi! It has the greatest cast of aliens of any Star Wars film. It’s my personal favorite and I am eternally grateful for Ewoks. Thank you for a wonderful finale, George Lucas!
Happy 41st anniversary to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! We celebrated a landmark anniversary last year with this film, but every year is worth celebrating this monumental film. Thank you, George Lucas, for making one of the greatest films of our lifetime and showing us that you and/or your involvement is pivotal when it comes to the Star Wars timeline.
I just got back from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Do you want to know my thoughts on it? Are you ready for the mentally ill Twitter trolls to begin their cowardice and tell you and me how we SHOULD feel about it? Then click through for more!
Wow. There are WAY too many female leads in Solo: A Star Wars Story! (more…)
The long rumored Boba Fett standalone film is reportedly in development with a director attached to the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan director James Mangold will write and direct a Boba Fett standalone film for Lucasfilm. The Hollywood Reporter also states that Lucasfilm is developing several character focused standalone films, including the frequently discussed Obi-Wan Kenobi film. Stephen Daldry is reportedly still in negotiations to direct the potential Kenobi film. What do you think about this potential Boba Fett film and Lucasfilm’s apparent interest in a number character focused standalone films? Do you think James Mangold would be the right choice to direct a Boba Fett film? Let us know! Head over to The Hollywood Reporter for the full story!
Solo: A Star Wars Story officially opens on May 25th, but most hardcore fans around the world are seeing it on the many earlier screenings as we speak, and for the USA, tonight. If you are itching to discuss what you’ve seen then this is the page for you! We will be bringing you a full review of the movie in a few days (once we’ve had time to fully digest it after a few more viewings) to discuss the technical and analytical aspects of the film, but use this article to release your energy and excitement for the film. Feel free to discuss ANYTHING you want about it! Post your thoughts, comments, reviews, and every spoiler-ridden comment you’ve been dying to scream out from the top of your lungs. Just please keep the discussion friendly and don’t attack others for their views! This is a spoiler-full safe zone! Team JTA is watching the movie RIGHT NOW, but you don’t have to wait for us to get started with the fun!
Warning: Expect every last spoiler from Solo: A Star Wars Story to be revealed here. You’ve been forewarned!
The Solo movie will have midnight showings in the USA later tonight. In other parts of the world the movie was shown one day earlier. I saw the movie earlier this afternoon here in Germany. Is the movie any good? Will you enjoy the movie? I don’t know, but I can tell you what my first impression is. This will be mostly spoiler-free, if you know the trailers, you won’t be spoiled at all. A spoiler article will follow later tonight. Click through for my first impressions!
To all of our readers, we hope you have fun communing with other Star Wars fans tonight to see Solo: A Star Wars Story. Be free to come to your own conclusions and feelings on the film. Whether you love or loathe the film, always let your opinion be the one that matters most to you. Remember, only Sith deal in absolutes. Boldly claim your freedom of thought, your freedom of expression and never allow monolithic ideologies dictate how you should view these films as a Star Wars fan. The early reports are stating that this is a FUN film. That’s what we need after the divisive The Last Jedi film. So, I hope you have fun tonight. Get ready to express your thoughts and feelings on the film tonight here with us. It’s going to be a great discussion! Thank you.
Site wegotthiscovered.com has posted an intriguing, albeit unverified rumor about who the villain is in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film. If you’re not into spoilers, please stay away. And take all unconfirmed rumors as rumors until officially confirmed. Special thanks to friend Danny R. for the alert.
Variety put their Solo cover story online earlier today. It’s a behind the scenes report about the troubled production of the movie. Not that many entirely new things can be learned from the article, but one detail is noteworthy. Click through for more details!
It’s unbelievable we have reached the 38th anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! It’s revered as the greatest Star Wars film of all time, but then there are many fans who feel differently about that too. Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah – three new worlds that introduced us to a bevy of new characters. It will truly stand the test of time.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays L3-37 in the Solo movie, was on the Graham Norton show and talked a bit about her audition for the role. It turns out that a) she had never seen a Star Wars movie before (which David Tennant who’s also a guest finds incredible) and b) didn’t even know what a droid is until she found out in the audition that a droid is some kind of “robot”. But still, she won the audition. Check out the clip! It’s really fun the way she tells it. Oh, and please don’t get too distracted by Phoebe’s dress!
Happy 13th anniversary to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith! It ended a Star Wars era, and we were told it was the last Star Wars film ever. Little did any of us know the saga would return a decade later in an entirely different light. Imperfect, but fun and emotional, it showed us step by step how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader.
Happy 19th anniversary of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace! For many, the film has aged like fine wine. Others beg to differ. This particular May 19th it celebrates 19 years in Star Wars fandom!
Now take this with a grain of salt (or maybe two) but website TMZ says they have obtained a copy of a production bulletin for the Obi-Wan stand alone movie. Click through for some details!
Happy 16th anniversary to Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones! How a proper edit with an extended Battle of Geonosis segment and the removal of “Titanic in Space” will help you out much. Still, many can see your charm now since we can put things into better perspective. Feel free to share your memories and experience of this film in our comments.
Variety posted a short interview clip with Emilia Clarke on their YouTube Channel earlier tonight. And Emilia revealed a few things about how she (and probably the rest of the cast) felt when Lord & Miller were replaced by Ron Howard. According to Emilia Ron Howard took the cast from “what are we doing???” to “a place of such ease and comfort and fun”. So when Lord & Miller were still directors there was no ease, comfort and fun? And nobody knew what they were doing? Interesting! But see for yourself!
Professional reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story were released earlier tonight. Rotten Tomatoes has updated its page for Solo and now shows the Tomatometer: What does it say? Click through for more.
JTA reader Mike R. alerts us that the Entertainment Weekly Ultimate Guide To Solo issue is worthy of your money and time. He sends us a couple of images from it, including the screen version of the Kessel Guards which we believe, haven’t been seen until this issue. Check out the thumbnails below.
Another behind the scenes featurette for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released earlier today. It gives a brief glimpse into the work of the director of photography, hair and make-up designers, special creature effects and costume designer. It’s only a minute or so and well worth your time! Check it out! And click through for a few screenshots from the featurette.
Harrison Ford “crashes” Alden Ehrenreich’s interview and exclaims “Get out of my life!” Check it out at MSNBC!
Not much is known about Jon Favreau’s recently revealed live-action Star Wars TV series, but Favreau revealed a few key details to Nerdist. The series will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and more specifically seven years after the Battle of Endor. Favreau also revealed that series will focus on new characters and will employ cutting edge technology that is similar to the technology he used to bring characters to life in his 2016 The Jungle Book remake and upcoming Lion King film. Click through to read the report from Nerdist!
UPDATE: In the full interview by Nerdist, Favreau actually says that the show will take place 7 years after the Battle of Yavin, putting it 3 years after Return of the Jedi.
Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Solo: A Star Wars Story. Both Ehrenreich and Glover showed off clips that should get even the most pessimistic of us excited. In addition, they talked about what its like to take over these iconic roles and the advice they got from Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams. Apparently Ford’s advice involved complaining about Ewoks while Billy Dee kept it simple (and charming as always). Click through to watch the interviews!
Following the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the first reactions to the film have begun to show up online. Unsurprisingly, Donald Glover’s portrayal of Lando received universal praise from the attendees who have shared their thoughts so far. Several attendees also praised Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s performance as L3. But what about Han Solo? The early word of mouth is largely positive, although some admitted that it takes time for Alden to find his footing and for your brain to adjust to seeing someone besides Harrison Ford play Han Solo. The most common takeaway from these early reactions seems to be that this film is fun first and foremost. Premiere reactions are almost always universally positive, so as usual take them with a grain of salt. Head over to Nerdist to read through the early reactions yourself!
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