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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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.

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Han Solo

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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Two months ago, Alden Ehrenreich was cast as the young Han Solo. The actor will star in Phil Lord Chris Miller‘s Star Wars spinoff, which Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan co-wrote. Little is known about the story, and unfortunately, no new major details were shared during the Future Filmmaker panel at Star Wars Celebration (which Peter has been covering in London).

Lord and Miller did, however, discuss the process of finding the right actor to play Han Solo, what appeals to them about the character, their canceled cameos in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more. Below, learn a few Han Solo spinoff facts.

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The Lego Movie 2 Release Date

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently hard at work on their Han Solo film, but before they boarded the Star Wars franchise, the duo may have helped to launch another franchise with The LEGO Movie. After its huge financial success, the Lego movies are now a huge priority for Warner Bros., as they’re working on spinoffs, including one focused on Batman.

And there’s also The LEGO Movie Sequel, which will bring back Emmett (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks). Lord and Miller aren’t returning to direct the animated film, but they did write the first draft of the script — and BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg will now rewrite it.

Below, learn more about The LEGO Movie Sequel rewrite.

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Son of Zorn Trailer

Phil Lord & Chris Miller have effectively worked their magic on the big screen with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street (and its equally as good sequel) and The LEGO Movie. But on the small screen, they’ve also delivered great comedy with Clone High and Last Man on Earth. Now they’re bringing even more laughs to TV with two new series.

Son of Zorn and Making History couldn’t be more different, but both have Lord & Miller’s trademark comedy and promise of something great. Watch the Making History and Son of Zorn trailer after the jump. Read More »

Son of Zorn

What’s more difficult: trying to reconnect with your live-action family or fighting a war in a faraway animated land? According to Son of Zorn executive producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), the former scenario is the greater obstacle to face. In the half live-action/animated hybrid Fox project, Zorn (Jason Sudeikis) struggles to connect with his ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) and his teenage son (Johnny Pemberton), as he tries to adjust to his new mundane lifestyle.

Check out the first images from Son of Zorn below.

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dave franco han solo

The giant hunt for the new Han Solo seems to be slowly drawing to a close, with Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich reportedly emerging as the frontrunner to strap on that iconic vest last week. If he does nab the coveted role, he will do so after surviving an audition process that saw him measured up against countless other performers, from total unknowns to actors who have headlined their own movies, like Miles Teller and Taron Egerton.

One of the actors who auditioned for the role but didn’t make the cut was Now You See Me and Neighbors star Dave Franco. Now that he’s free of the process, he’s talking about it. Just a little bit.

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UPDATED: Deadline is reporting Hail, Caesar! standout Alden Ehrenreich has emerged as the frontrunner for the Han Solo movie. Our original story from March 15, 2016 follows.

As the 2018 release date for Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff inches ever closer, the list of potential leads has been getting smaller and smaller. The directors and studio Disney reportedly looked at thousands of young actors for the role, and as of earlier this year had started to narrow down the possibilities. Now they’re in the home stretch, as a final shortlist has emerged. Among those still in the running are Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!).  Read More »