Solo: A Star Wars Story Character Names

After images of LEGO sets tied to this year’s release of Solo: A Star Wars Story confirmed some key details about what we can expect from the Han Solo origin spin-off, a slew of new details have been confirmed from those same sets.

Though the original images of the LEGO box art featured the included minifigures, the low quality of the images didn’t allow us to read the names of all the featured characters. However, a follow-up about the same images has confirmed the names of the characters and who is playing them in the movie. Find out all the Solo: A Star Wars Story character names below.

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Solo Reshoots

The film world was caught off-guard earlier this year when it was announced that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be leaving the Han Solo spin-off film, and that Ron Howard would be taking their place. Howard did extensive reshoots on the film, and now Solo: A Star Wars Story co-star Paul Bettany has revealed that Howard possibly did even more reshoots than originally intended.

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Woody Harrelson Venom

That Venom movie that we’re still having a hard time accepting as real has already racked up a really impressive cast. And now it’s close to adding another high profile name: Woody Harrelson is in talks to co-star. Rumor has it Harrelson will play some sort of henchman in the sort-of Spider-Man spin-off. Details about this latest addition to the Venom cast are below.

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The Empire Strikes Back - Han Solo

We knew all about the clashing of approaches between producer Kathleen Kennedy and original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller regarding Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spin-off film, but ever since Ron Howard took over the director’s chair, we’ve been wondering a lot about the film’s tone. Now, thanks to a new interview with one of its stars, we’ve learned that Solo may end up being one of the funnier Star Wars movies we’ve seen so far.

And speaking of Lord and Miller, we take a look at the Directors Guild of America rule that explains the timing of why they were fired with only three weeks left in principal photography.
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lbj trailer

Woody Harrelson transforms to play Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, in the new LBJ trailer.

Directed by Rob Reiner, this biopic follows Johnson’s struggle as a powerless vice president to the more charismatic John F. Kennedy. But that all changes on November 22, 1963.

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When news of a Planet of the Apes prequel franchise was first announced, plenty of people were skeptical, especially those who loved the classic film franchise that began in 1968 and spawned four sequels, a live-action TV series and an animated TV series. The 2001 remake directed by Tim Burton had already soured audiences all over the world. But 10 years later, we were all pleasantly surprised by Rise of the Planet of the Apes from director Rupert Wyatt, and even more enamored and impressed by the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, from filmmaker Matt Reeves in 2014.

Now, Reeves has returned behind the camera for War for the Planet of the Apes, a film that is not only one of the most significant blockbusters of the decade, but the concluding chapter in what will be regarded as one of the all-time greatest film trilogies. Read More »

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War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer

With just over two weeks to go until War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters, we’re hitting that final round of marketing where 20th Century Fox is pulling out all the stops to convince audiences who haven’t already made up their mind about the sequel to buy a ticket when the time comes. That means the footage in promos is starting to venture into spoiler territory, and that’s especially true when it comes to a new international trailer.

Fox Star India has debuted a new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes for audiences overseas, but since the internet knows no bounds, it’s available for all to see. However, let me say that if you’ve already decided to see this blockbuster sequel that yours truly called “one of the most significant blockbusters of the decade” then do not watch this trailer. It gives away far too much, including one plot point from early on that serves as the catalyst for the rest of the film. You’ve been warned!

For everyone else, watch the new War for the Planet of the Apes trailer below. Read More »

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Though the release of War for the Planet of the Apes is still over two weeks away, 20th Century Fox knows they have a winner on their hands and have unleashed the extremely positive reviews and word of mouth a little early. Last week, the studio held free fan screenings all around the world, as well as the first press screenings, and while we already delivered our own glowing review of the movie (along with one compelling observation about a particular shortcoming), there are plenty more voices to be heard.

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