StarWars.com reveals Solo: A Star Wars Story synopsis. SPOILERS. Stay away if you don’t want to know anything!
The state of Star Wars since the sale to Disney has generated a lot of discussion, which only intensified after The Last Jedi was released. Three Star Wars films have been released since the sale to Disney and Solo: A Star Wars Story is just around the corner. In addition, we have Star Wars Rebels, Battlefront II, and the various novels and comics that have been released under this new leadership. Now that we a significant amount of material to work with, let’s open up the discussion of “Disney’s” Star Wars a little more. I have put together a list of questions that are intended to assess the state of Star Wars under Disney’s leadership, as well as your hopes for the future. We take pride in the wonderful community that has been established here and would love it if you participated in this discussion. As always, please keep the discussion civil and be respectful of differing opinions. Click through to see the full list of questions.
Is The Last Jedi placing too much unfair pressure on Solo: A Star Wars Story? There is a great article at Forbes.com addresing this very topic. Let us know what you think in our comments!
The long-awaited first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story is rumored to debut on Good Morning America this Friday, January 12. Lucasfilm had been holding off unveiling any marketing materials for their second spinoff film while The Last Jedi entered theaters. (more….)
UPDATE: Ron Howard responded to a fan on Twitter who asked when we should expect to see the trailer for Star Wars: Solo. Click through to read Howard’s response.
An image of the Solo: A Star Wars Story Range Trooper has leaked online. We’re not posting that image here, but I was taken aback by how much it looks like The Force Unleashed’s Imperial Navy Trooper. That’s all I am saying here.
With the image breach of the LEGO Kessel Run Millennium Falcon that leaked out, it appears that the Kessel Run may be part of the plot in Solo: A Star Wars Story; The Image breach also confirms that the Solo image composite of the actor leads is the line look image. IT WAS a LEGITIMATE image. (We can’t post here for obvious reasons.) io9 has more information.
While The Force Awakens was a record-setter and Rogue One and The Last Jedi topped the box office upon release, one film business expert thinks that trend has a decent chance of ending with the Han Solo spin-off. (more….)
It looks like we get to look forward to a bit more John Williams with the announcement that he will be writing the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Variety has the exclusive.
An image on the web has leaked which gives us our first look at some of the cast from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Comicbookmovie.com has full details.
UPDATE: It looks to be “FAKE NEWS” now according to Bleeding Cool. But we have heard reports that Disney is asking sites to take down the artwork. So, it looks like no one knows for sure at this point.
With the relative success and accolades the BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset has attained, it would make sense if Hasbro continued a playset type of product with a pack-in figure, wouldn’t it? We hope to see them take advantage of the playset market more consistently and see them keep it in the $129.99 to $149.99 range. It goes without saying that a new Star Wars film is the best time to do that sort of thing.
After some digging, I was able to find some Amazon pages for some upcoming The Black Series 6″ Figures. I was also able to find the Amazon pages for the upcoming Solo 6″ figures which include 2 actual names. So without further ado, here are the pages in case you wish to add them to your lists: DJ (Canto Bight), Clone Captain Rex, 4-LOM, (and others which JTA cannot post now). Unfortunately, I couldn’t find working links to Rey (Island Journey) or Grand Moff Tarkin, but we’ll keep you updated!
ScreenRant.com is claiming that at minimal, Ron Howard re-shot 80% of the Solo: A Star Wars Story film and needed twice the budget to complete it. How bad could the original version of the film have been? Yikes.
Don’t expect any Han Solo connections in the final season of Star Wars: Rebels. io9 has the full story!
It’s official! The Han Solo standalone film has a title. It’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Ron Howard announces this news at StarWars.com. Your thoughts in the comments!
A recent rumor has popped up claiming that someone was seen on set wearing the famous suit during filming. There are no images of this as of now, but according to comicbookmovie.com their source is reliable. The question is, do we NEED Darth Vader in the Han Solo movie? Yes…He was used expertly in Rogue One and some may argue he had some of the best scenes, but I personally don’t think he should be stuck in every anthology film just for the sake of using him. It may water down the impact that Vader has. What are your thoughts on this rumor? Do you think we really need to see Vader in this film? In other news, Ron Howard teases us with a possible Kessel Run. Check out more of that info here at CBR.com
So far we’ve had Force Friday in 2015. Rogue Friday in 2016. And Force Friday II in 2017. For 2018, what would be a good product line launch name for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story? Unlike our headline, we’re “thinking” that Wookiee Weekend would be a nice use of alliteration, no?
Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) was among the most exciting cast members to join the still untitled Han Solo film. Unfortunately, the actor revealed in an interview with Deadline that his role has been cut from the film. Williams told Deadline, “When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues that needed to be done in regards to my character, in order for it to match the new direction which the producers wanted Ron to carry the film in.” Williams is currently filming The Red Sea Diving Resort in South Africa and was unavailable for the reshoots. Instead of pushing back the Han Solo film to accommodate his schedule, Williams’ role was cut altogether. His character was described as “half-human, half-animal.” Head over to Deadline to read the full interview!
The Hollywood Reporter recently broke the news that the long rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film is finally in development. Click through to read our breakdown of this news and our thoughts on the future of the standalone films.
Two apparently! As we’ve all expected since the announcement of Ron Howard coming in to finish the still untitled Han Solo film, he has supposedly found a role for his brother Clint according to his Twitter comment. That shouldn’t be too hard in a Star Wars film considering he isn’t the most conventional look actor as he himself poked fun at in The Waterboy. You can read more about this on Variety.
You won’t be disappointed
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017
The Star Wars Show announced that John Powell will score the upcoming Han Solo Film. Powell is a composer known for films such as How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, and the Jason Bourne franchise. He received an Oscar nomination for his work on How to Train Your Dragon. Powell is just the the third composer to score a live action Star Wars film. If you are familiar with Powell’s work, what do you think about this announcement? Let us know!
Recently, Trevorrow’s newest film The Book of Henry was screened in Italy at the Ischia Global Film Festival where he received the ‘Breakout Director’ Award. This had a lot of critics and fans alike on edge after the poor reviews and the question was brought up once again; Is Trevorrow the right man for the job? The Hollywood Reporter recently sat down with the director, click through to see what he has to say.
Uproxx recently sat down with Woody Harrelson to discuss his new War For The Planet Of The Apes movie and briefly spoke about the still Untitled Han Solo Movie, namely the drama surrounding it. Click through to read more.
Ron Howard makes some comments about his first adventure in A Galaxy Far, Far Away on Twitter. He discusses how he has been around Star Wars basically since the beginning. Also, TMZ asks George Lucas his thoughts on Ron Howard’s journey into Star Wars and Lucas also gets some shots in at the fake Autograph seekers (pretty funny, worth a watch). And Ron Howard’s letter defending The Phantom Menace & Jake Llyod’s performance. Come on in and check it out!
More details emerge on some of the issues surrounding the debacle known as the Han Solo film. Among the issues raised were the number of camera placement variations the directors used (3 instead of the expected 12-15 from Emperor Kennedy), Hiring an acting coach for the Lead Actor playing Han, and Lord & Miller shooting scenes as Kennedy and Kasdan requested only to film additional takes afterwards their way. Phew! Read more in this article from The Hollywood Reporter! Special Thanks to JTA Reader Martin for the heads up!
Following the shocking news that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had been fired over four and a half months into production, rumors began to swirl that Oscar winner Ron Howard was the top choice to take over the directing duties on the Han Solo film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ron Howard has officially been named as the new director of the Han Solo film. Howard will take over a contentious set, Lord and Miller were fired after clashing with Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. It’s extremely rare for a director to be fired this far into production, so a veteran director like Howard is a smart choice to finish the film under these bizarre circumstances. Head over to The Hollywood Reporter for the full story.
Update: Click here to read to read the official announcement and a statement from Kathleen Kennedy at StarWars.com.
In a stunning development, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will no longer direct the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. They have departed the project over creative differences with Lucasfilm. The search for a new director is underway. Head over to StarWars.com to read the full statements from Kathleen Kennedy and Lord and Miller.
We’re a little late to the party with this news, but I still think it is worth sharing. MakingStarWars.net recently obtained pictures of the crew shirts from the upcoming Han Solo film. The shirts reveal what may very well be the working title and logo for the film, Star Wars: Solo with Han’s signature blaster standing in for the “L.” What do you think about the potential title and logo? What about the film as a whole? Despite the talented directors and cast, I’m still concerned. Head over to MakingStarWars.net to check out the full gallery!
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