The Dark Tower Trailer box-office mojo

The team behind The Dark Tower had high hopes for the franchise’s future, including sequels and a show that recently landed The Walking Dead showrunner. After an underwhelming performance at the box-office this weekend, we’ll see if those grand plans for Stephen King‘s world stick. Director Nikolaj Arcel‘s movie didn’t match early tracking numbers and made only $19.5 over the weekend.

Below, learn more about how the fantasy movie did at the box-office this past weekend, and how Despicable Me 3 reigned supreme this summer.

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Clint Howard in Han Solo

Clint Howard is one of those actors who managed to simultaneously make it as a “hey, it’s that guy!” character actor while having a uniquely distinct physical look to him. That type of actor tends to blend into the background and naturally adapt to whatever project they’re in, but Howard is one of the rare examples of a performer on that level with an unmistakable face.

And now that face is heading to a galaxy far, far away. Clint’s brother, Ron Howard, slid into the director’s chair of Lucasfilm’s young Han Solo spin-off movie, and Ron has cast his brother in a role in the new film. Below, find out everything we know about Clint’s involvement, plus get a quick breakdown of all the times the peculiar-looking actor has popped up in Ron’s movies.
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The Dark Tower Problems Plagued Post-Production

After years and years of waiting for an adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic series, The Dark Tower is now only days away from opening in theaters. Will general audiences jump right into King’s bizarre fantasy world? It’s currently on track to make somewhere around $25 million this weekend, but the accessibility of the story seemed to be a concern throughout the making of the film, leading to a series of creative clashes between the filmmakers and executives at Sony.

Below, learn about some The Dark Tower behind the scenes troubles.

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Arrested Development Season 5 tease

Right now, there are two very different sides of Jason Bateman on the Netflix homepage. The stark contrast between Bateman’s face on the Arrested Development and Ozark options under Netflix Originals amuses me every time, but it’s also a reminder of the actor’s range. After telling one bleak family crime story, he’s returning to star in what started as a family crime story, Arrested Development.

Below, check out the Arrested Development season 5 tease from Bateman.

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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 »

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 »

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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jar jar binks asks Ron Howard

While more concerning details have come out of the woodwork in the wake of Lucasfilm firing directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller from the Han Solo spin-off and replacing them with filmmaker Ron Howard, the internet is having a little fun with the situation.

Funny or Die has created a video with an “anonymous” Star Wars fan who thinks that it might be a good idea for Ron Howard to bring Jar Jar Binks back to the Star Wars universe and maybe have him strike up an important relationship with Han Solo. However, despite the silhouette visual and the distorted voice, it’s pretty clear who is making this suggestion. Read More »

The Empire Strikes Back - Han Solo

Even though Ron Howard has been officially announced as the replacement director for Lucasfilm’s forthcoming Han Solo spin-off, many are still curious about what happened behind the scenes on the next installment in the A Star Wars Story series of films that began with Rogue One.

The official story was that the directing style of Phil Lord & Chris Miller clashed with what Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan had expected them to do, and their disagreement over the direction of the movie finally came to a head that resulted in their termination with three weeks left in production. But since then, some more details have come to the surface that shed some more light on the situation.

When it comes to stories that dig into the reasoning that saw the original Han Solo directors fired, it all still boils down to creative differences between Lord & Miller and Lucasfilm, but it’s the specifics that are rather interesting, though admittedly also a little gossipy. It includes talk of an acting coach, a reference to Ace Ventura and more.

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han solo updates

The untitled Han Solo movie went through massive upheaval last week, losing its two directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller three weeks before the end of production and gaining a new director in Ron Howard a day later.

But despite fan apprehension surrounding this entire project, the people at Disney and Lucasfilm seem to be working around the clock to ensure that the film will be salvaged and assure fans that it will be a Star Wars movie worth seeing.

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