Clint Howard in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ron Howard grew up in show business. Not only was he a child star appearing in movies alongside his father Rance Howard, but he made a name for himself throughout his childhood, adolescence and early adult years as the co-star on shows like The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, not to mention films like American Graffiti. Since then he’s gone on to become an acclaimed filmmaker nominated for countless awards.

A little lesser known is his brother Clint Howard. Though the younger son of the Howard family appeared alongside his brother and father in many productions, he never quite became a certified star. But that hasn’t stopped him from carving out a nice career as one of the most recognizable character actors in the business. Ron Howard has helped bolster that career by putting Clint Howard in 17 of the films he’s directed throughout his career, and he previously confirmed Solo: A Star Wars Story would be added to that list. Now we have our first look at Clint Howard in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Read More »

Han Solo Jacket

Fans have been dressing up as various versions of Han Solo for decades. Whether it’s his classic look from Star Wars, his winter gear from The Empire Strikes Back, his camouflage coat from Return of the Jedi, or his slick leather jacket from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now there will be a few new versions of the charming smuggler entering the cosplay field thanks to Solo: A Star Wars Story, and some new gear will help you get the perfect look.

A brand new Han Solo jacket is now available from the geeky collectibles online shop ThinkGeek that is modeled after Alden Ehrenreich’s jacket from Solo: A Star Wars Story. But if you’re not in the market to dress up like Han Solo, there’s also some new gear that will let you don the slick threads of his buddy Lando Calrissian. Read More »

Solo Supercut Trailer - Solo: A Star Wars Story

With just a little over a month to go before Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, we’ve gotten a couple trailers, a few TV spots and a slew of merchandise showing us what we can expect from the origin story of one of the galaxy’s most cunning smugglers. Of course, the movie has to overcome the hurdle of not starring a young Harrison Ford and instead putting Hail Caesar star Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role.

So far the footage from Solo: A Star Wars Story has been mostly impressive. While the jury is still out on whether Alden Ehrenreich has the same kind of cocky charisma that made Han Solo great in the original Star Wars trilogy, the movie at least looks like a thrilling heist adventure. Now, you can watch all of the footage released so far cut into one piece. Read More »

solo tv spot

A new Solo TV spot is here, offering even more exciting footage of the highly-anticipated Star Wars Anthology film. Best of all: this TV spot finally allows Alden Ehrenreich‘s Han Solo to get a word or two in.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Breakdown

Last night brought the debut of the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which featured almost entirely new footage from the forthcoming origin story of everyone’s favorite scoundrel. So far, the footage from the latest one-off story that takes place in a galaxy far, far away hasn’t been overwhelmingly impressive, but it hasn’t been downright terrible either. The latest trailer is more of the same: it looks like a purely entertaining sci-fi western, but there’s the concern that Alden Ehrenreich isn’t being showcased all that much in a movie that’s supposed to be about his character.

Let’s dig in with our Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer breakdown. Read More »

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new solo characters

Folks, please welcome Therm Scissorpunch into the Star Wars universe.

Denny’s unveiled their calorie-heavy Solo: A Star Wars Story-inspired menu today, and nestled amongst all those bacon and eggs came the reveal of several new Solo characters – including a lobster-like individual named Therm Scissorpunch. Start writing your Therm Scissorpunch fan-fiction now!

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Solo A Star Wars Story Villain

Even though we’ve gotten a full trailer and some interesting tidbits of information about Solo: A Star Wars Story, there is still plenty we don’t know about the origin story for everyone’s favorite smuggler and scoundrel. For example, we’ve been in the dark about who the film’s antagonist will be for quite some time, even though we caught a glimpse of them in the first footage from the movie. Thankfully, some new details have emerged, including a name and a possible hint at a link to a vintage comic book storyline.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we’ve got an update as to how departed directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller will be credited on the movie they had mostly shot before Ron Howard took over the production and overhauled the project completely. Read More »

star wars solo cups

It’s a match made in branding heaven.

Lucasfilm has announced that it will be partnering with six different companies in anticipation of the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. And one of those six films is none other than Solo cups.

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Solo Poster Designs Stolen

Solo: A Star Wars Story has already faced some trouble behind the scenes with director Ron Howard replacing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller in the middle of production. While the first teaser trailer for the movie helped squash some concerns, some new woes for the Star Wars spin-off have surfaced, this time for the film’s marketing department.

French artist Hachim Bahous is claiming that the designs for the character posters (released by Disney and Lucasfilm when the teaser trailer arrived) were lifted from artwork he created for a series of compilations albums from Sony Music. When you see the comparison between the posters and the album artwork, the similarities are unmistakable. Were the Solo poster designs stolen? Judge for yourself below. Read More »

Geroge Lucas Solo Set Visit - Willow

Ron Howard has grown up in show business. He began his acting career at a young age as one of the main characters on The Andy Griffith Show and countless appearances on plenty of other classic TV shows. He was able to ride that wave through his teens, 20s and 30s before beginning a career behind the camera as a feature filmmaker. Now, he finds himself trying to save a major blockbuster in one of the biggest franchises in the world, and it just so happens to be based on characters created by the filmmaker who gave him one of his most well-known roles as a big screen actor.

Back in 1972, Ron Howard starred in American Graffiti for director George Lucas, a promising young filmmaker who had just come off his acclaimed sci-fi project THX-1138. He went by Ronny Howard in those days, and he first heard about Star Wars on the set of American Graffiti when it still just an idea popping around George Lucas’ head. Who would have ever thought that 43 years later the two would find themselves on the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story, working together to bring the origin story of one of George Lucas’ most iconic characters to life? Read More »