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The most exciting aspect of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is that it represents an opportunity for Lucasfilm and the various creative people in its employ to break the mold on what a Star Wars movie can be. Freed from the obligation of carrying on the core saga, these spin-off movies have the potential to hire interesting directors with unique takes on the material who want to color far outside of the lines.

With Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy now describing Chris Miller and Phil Lord‘s upcoming Han Solo film as a heist movie and a western, it certainly sounds like they’re using these spin-offs to try something a little different.

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Emilia Clarke

Breaking news. Disney has announced that Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars standalone movie. Hit the jump to learn some details about the Emilia Clarke Han Solo casting.

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Alden Ehrenreich Talks Han Solo Pressure

Star Wars fans are some of the most rabid in pop culture. The most hardcore of them know each and every detail of a lightsaber, they can name dozens of planets in the galaxy, they know the names of the most obscure characters with the smallest amount of screentime, and they’re also the most critical of every single decision made as a movie crawls through development.

For an actor like Alden Ehrenreich, that’s an especially daunting environment when you’ve been cast as fan favorite character Han Solo in his own A Star Wars Story installment coming in 2018. But thanks to co-director Phil Lord, one particular scene in the sports drama Hoosiers helped him calm down about the long road he has ahead of him as the galaxy’s best known smuggler.

Alden Ehrenreich talks Han Solo’s Star Wars Story after the jump. Read More »

han solo spin-off

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.

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han solo

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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Han Solo spin-off story

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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Han Solo Donald Glover Lando Calrissian

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 »

The Force Awakens audio commentary

If you’re a fan of J.J. Abrams, then maybe you’ve checked out some of the filmmaker’s audio commentaries. Abrams’ commentaries are about as breezy and as enjoyable as his films, but for whatever reason, he didn’t record one for the previous Star Wars: The Force Awakens home video release. The upcoming Collector’s Edition will, on the other hand, feature a commentary from the director.

Below, hear a SPOILER-heavy excerpt from The Force Awakens audio commentary.

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Sana Starros

Last wek, we learned that Tessa ThompsonZoe 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.

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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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