Star Wars with Arrested Development Narration

Though Ron Howard may best be known for his time spent as a child actor playing young Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, he’s also very well known for directing films such Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code. Soon he’ll be known for taking over the Star Wars spin-off that is focusing on a young Han Solo after directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller were let go from the production following creative differences.

But Ron Howard was also the executive producer of the comedy series Arrested Development, not to mention the show’s narrator, adding an interesting meta layer to the cult favorite show that was canceled by FOX before being revived years later by Netflix. Now some clever editing has taken some of Ron Howard’s voiceover from Arrested Development and applied it to the original Star Wars trilogy giving us Arrested Rebellion. Read More »

Star Wars novels

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, an edict came down from on high: every Star Wars-related product that the company produced moving forward would be canonical, from coloring books to video games to comics and beyond. We already saw how some of the books influenced the script for The Force Awakens, but now we know how a whole new set of Star Wars novels will connect to the events of Rian Johnson‘s upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi display at Comic-Con 2017

Lucasfilm has one of the many booths on the San Diego Comic-Con International show floor. And part of the booth this year is a small display of props and costumes from Rian Johnson‘s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. See some photos and get a few new Last Jedi details below.
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Kylo Ren ship

Adam Driver‘s petulant Star Wars villain Kylo Ren spent a good portion of The Force Awakens pacing around on a Star Destroyer or traveling to planet surfaces in his shuttle, but Darth Vader’s grandson is getting a sleek new ride in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and you can see the first photos of it below.

Plus, writer/director Rian Johnson compares his movie’s tone to other films in the Star Wars saga, and it turns out this movie may be less indebted to The Empire Strikes Back than many might have thought.
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Young Lando Photo

Update: Ron Howard has shared another image from the set, showing off another cool image that will delight Star Wars fans. Check it out below.

Production is back underway on the Han Solo spin-off that marks the next installment of the A Star Wars Story franchise films that are being released between milestone episodes of the Star Wars saga. Ron Howard stepped up to replace directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and now that the Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind director is hard at work on set, he’s showing fans a little glimpse behind the scenes.

So far there hasn’t been much to see on the set as Lucasfilm is still playing things pretty close to the vest while in production on the movie that has fans worried following the creative differences between Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and executive producer Lawrence Kasdan and the aforementioned departed directing duo. But today, Ron Howard shared a behind the scenes photo that finally gives us our first look at Donald Glover (or maybe his stand-in) as Lando Calrissian. Read More »

The Last Jedi fan theory

Han Solo may have shot first, but Rian Johnson isn’t afraid to pull the trigger when the occasion calls for it, either. Yesterday morning, the writer/director of one of this year’s most anticipated blockbusters shot down a popular Star Wars: The Last Jedi fan theory about the true identity of Benicio Del Toro‘s mysterious character. Star Wars Rebels fans may come away from this feeling slightly disappointed.
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Chewbacca's wife

Production of Lucasfilm’s somehow-still-untitled Han Solo movie rages on with the departure of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller still fresh on everyone’s mind, but filmmaker Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) has come on board to captain the ship and lead the movie across the finish line.

And even though he’s only been working on the film for a short time, he’s already generating some chatter among Star Wars fans. Early this morning, Howard shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the film’s set, and that photo may have revealed that Chewbacca’s wife appears in the upcoming movie. Let’s take a closer look.
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D23 Expo 2017

This past weekend, our own Peter Sciretta journeyed to the 2017 D23 Expo to learn all about the various movies Disney and its many partners will be bringing us over the next few years. We learned the latest on Pixar’s upcoming slate, watched footage from upcoming Disney animation projects, watched teasers for upcoming Disney live-action movies, went behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, watched the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War, and saw all kinds of plans for Disney’s upcoming theme park expansions.

Here is all of our coverage in one place.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi

Over the weekend, Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled one of those beautiful behind the scenes sizzle reels for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the D23 Expo. It wasn’t quite as exciting as a brand new trailer would have been, but that doesn’t mean the video wasn’t full of a bunch of new details for fans to examine frame by frame.

Below, we take a look at dozens of shots from The Last Jedi sizzle reel to see what we can figure out about the second part of the new Star Wars trilogy. While there are plenty of things we don’t entirely understand just yet, there is plenty of new footage here that does help us figure out how some parts of the story will unfold. So check out our The Last Jedi sizzle reel breakdown, and see what we figured out. Read More »

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer

This past weekend brought a stunning new behind the scenes sizzle reel showing off a bunch of new footage and details from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But that wasn’t the only Star Wars project to give fans a glimpse behind the scenes.

The upcoming video game sequel Star Wars Battlefront 2 also released an extensive new trailer that not only shows off more footage that promises to improve upon the most recent version of the Star Wars game, but it also takes us behind the scenes of the creation of the game itself.

Watch the new Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer below. Read More »