Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Jon Favreau‘s remake of The Jungle Book utilized an all-star cast of recognizable names lending their recognizable voices to an ensemble of recognizable animals, so it makes sense that his upcoming remake of The Lion King will follow a similar template. The director has revealed that Donald Glover, who has made a habit of popping up just about everywhere these past few years, has joined the cast as Simba, with the legendary James Earl Jones reprising the role of Mufasa.
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The second Star Wars standalone movie just began principal photography, but Donald Glover has yet to begin filming. Actually, as of a few days ago, the actor had yet to even read Jon and Lawrence Kasdan‘s screenplay for the Han Solo origin story. But the Golden Globe-winning actor has been spotted out having a lunch with Billy Dee Williams, who originated the character of Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Hit the jump to see the epic photo evidence and learn more.
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Even though we’re not going to see Han Solo‘s own A Star Wars Story until the summer of 2018, plenty of buzz around the movie has been building thanks to the recent casting of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian alongside Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. With two of the smoothest operators in the galaxy cast, fans are certainly eager to learn everything about the actors they can.
Thankfully, a couple recent interviews with both of the stars gave us some insight into their relationship with Star Wars. Ehrenreich talks about his audition process, Glover talks about not disappointing his mother, and they both talk about their childhood relationship with Star Wars. Read More »
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.
Find out one of the new Han Solo spin-off story details after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Disney’s Han Solo spinoff has found its Lando Calrissian. Over the summer word got out that Donald Glover had emerged as the frontrunner to play Han’s smooth-talking, sweet-space-cape-wearing buddy, and today Lucasfilm has made it official. Glover joins Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), who was announced to play Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration a few months ago. See the Han Solo Donald Glover announcement below. Read More »
Filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming has moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Peter Parker’s hometown of Queens, New York, and some great set photos have found their way online teasing the arrival of Tony Stark himself (Robert Downey Jr). Meanwhile, a new rumor claims that the film might feature yet another previously unreported villain — Nightwatch. Hit the jump to see the photos and learn about the Spider-Man: Homecoming Nightwatch rumor.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Donald Glover deftly dodges a question about playing a young Lando Calrissian.
- The BB-8 theory so preposterous that it actually makes perfect sense.
- A new trailer for Star Wars Rebels season 3.
- Dave Filoni talks about Dark Vader, Ahsoka Tano, and their ongoing dynamic.
- Voice actress Ashley Eckstein weighs in on the fate of Ahsoka.
- Newly released concept art from Star Wars Rebels.
- Check out a new clip from the Star Wars Rebels season 3 premiere.
- Updates on Thrawn, Ezra, and Maul.
- A review of a life-size BB-8 that may look a little familiar…
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Atlanta is the first television series Donald Glover (Community) has created. He produces, writes, and stars on the show, which he also directed two episodes of. Glover’s first very own series is off to a great start. The reviews are glowing, and the audience response is about as enthusiastic. If you don’t have FX or haven’t had a chance to watch the pilot yet on Amazon or wherever else, then luckily for you, the first episode has been made available to watch online for free.
Below, watch the Atlanta pilot.
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Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We can debate all day about whether or not we’re still deep in the “Golden Age” of television or if we’ve moved on to whatever follows a golden age, but one thing is for certain: TV is really good right now and some networks have proven themselves more consistent than others. For example, I know I’ll be checking out Atlanta, the new series created by Community star Donald Glover (also known as the hip-hop artist Childish Gambino), because I like the premise and the people involved, but I’ll also be checking it out because FX has a tendency to air shows that I really like and admire – they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt.
I can’t say for sure if the new Atlanta trailer reflects the final feel of the show, but I will say that this lengthy preview suggests something genuinely unique, a comedic drama that feels deeply in touch with the city of its title.
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This winter brings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to theaters. It will be the first theatrically release live-action Star Wars feature film that tells a story outside of the traditional trilogy narrative of the saga. Even though we still have months before we see that film in its entirety, the second movie in the Star Wars Story series is already in the works, and it will focus on the famous smuggler Han Solo before he became caught up with the Rebellion in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Alden Ehrenreich was previously confirmed to play Han Solo, taking the role played memorably by Harrison Ford, and just yesterday we learned that a young Lando Calrissian will be joining him at some point in the movie. Right now the hunt is on for an actor to play the scoundrel friend of Han Solo who made his debut in The Empire Strikes Back and received an expanded role in Return of the Jedi.
After the initial report surfaced, Donald Glover was said to be the frontrunner. But there’s no guarantee he’ll end up with the part when all is said and done, so we came up with a batch of 15 other possibilities for who could play young Lando Calrissian. Some of the choices are obvious, but we dug a little deeper for some of the options to come up with some lesser known names who could catch their big break like Harrison Ford did back in 1977. Read More »