When it rains, it pours. Just as we were finally digesting that the next chapter of the Skywalker Saga will be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, that Han Solo spin-off movie begins filming. And just as you’d expect from directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the news that cameras were rolling arrived with a terrific and nerdy little joke.
Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Woody Harrelson has officially been confirmed for the Han Solo spinoff. Read the full press release below. Also, read our speculative analysis of which character Woody Harrelson might be playing in the Han Solo movie.
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is filled with easter eggs and references to previous pieces of the Star Wars saga. What follows is a complete Rogue One easter eggs compilation I have seen on the internet. It includes cameos, references, characters, locations, tributes to other films and previous Star Wars history and much much more. In all, there are over 40 Rogue One easter eggs.
Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s becoming increasingly easy to feel good about a Star Wars spin-off movie centered on the adventures of a young Han Solo. Alden Ehrenreich is inspired casting for the suave smuggler himself. Donald Glover is a perfect choice for Lando Calrissian. Writers Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan have that Star Wars pedigree. Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord have managed to transform even the shallowest concepts into smart, sweet, and brilliant motion pictures. The addition of Selma, and A Most Violent Year cinematographer Bradford Young really sealed the deal – strip Star Wars out of the equation and you’re left with a group of people I’d love to see collaborate on just about anything.
And if you’re wondering why Young took on something like a Star Wars movie after building his reputation on critical darlings, he has an answer: Lord and Miller brought up the right movies.
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
We know that Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo movie will tell the origin story our favorite smuggler from a galaxy far far away. We’ll likely see Solo meet his co-pilot Chewbacca for the first time, win the Millenium Falcon from Lando (played by Donald Glover), and maybe even fall in love. But we really have no idea what this Star Wars Story anthology movie will look like. But cinematographer Bradford Young does, and he suggests that it will be a very different Star Wars movie than we’ve seen before.
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Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Just before the weekend, Disney dropped some big news by confirming that Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover had landed the role of a young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Star Wars Story that will focus on the earlier career of the famous smuggler Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich. Now one more detail has surfaced regarding the events we’ll see unfold.
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Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Last wek, we learned that Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott were among the actresses testing for the female lead role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff movie, but it’s still unclear which character they could be playing. So now is as good a time as any to speculate and learn more about the most likely pre-existing option, Sana Starros.
Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff found its leading man in May, and finally made the official announcement in July. But Alden Ehrenreich isn’t going to star all by himself, so as the 2017 start date approaches, the race is on to fill up some of the other roles in the movie.
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Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Star Wars saga has grown increasingly diverse over the past few years, which a welcome transformation for a series that has generally defaulted to one token woman and one token black guy in each trilogy. Star Wars: The Force Awakens put Daisy Ridley and John Boyega front-and-center in heroic roles and the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story features one of the most ethnically diverse casts ever assembled outside of a Fast and Furious movie. It’s a welcome change of pace for a universe that has otherwise been dominated by white guys for nearly forty years.
This trend looks to continue in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie, as it seems that Lucasfilm and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are on the hunt for a non-white female lead to join star Alden Ehrenreich.
Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
At Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, Disney finally confirmed what everyone in the galaxy already knew: Alden Ehrenreich would be playing a young Han Solo in the yet-to-be-titled A Star Wars Story standalone film from Lego Movie geniuses Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But what we didn’t know at the time is just how many films Alden Ehrenreich is signed on for. A new report claims that the Hail, Caesar! star is signed to a three-picture deal, which would bring a Han Solo movie trilogy to life. While I believe he is signed on for three films, I don’t think we’ll be getting a Han Solo trilogy. Let me explain why.
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