indiana jones 5 details

Indiana Jones 5 is in the works, with Jonathan Kasdan taking over script duties for Harrison Ford‘s final adventure as Indy. But Kasdan won’t be working alone. In a new interview, producer Frank Marshall reveals that a writers room is being assembled to flesh out ideas for Indiana Jones 5. Marshall also confirms the film will take things global again, unlike Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which shot almost entirely in the U.S.

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solo facts

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on digital, with the Blu-ray following soon. There’s no directors commentary track included with the release, so co-writer Jonathan Kasdan took the time to drop some Solo facts about the making of the film. While a commentary would’ve been great, this is the next best thing. In addition to that, some new Solo concept art reveals the film almost had an Ewok cameo, and more.

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Solo Deleted Scenes

Through multiple screenplay drafts and a troubled production, Solo: A Star Wars story changed significantly from conception to realization. With the help of the newly released art book tracking the film’s development and production, we try to get to the heart of the Solo movie that almost was, but never will be.

Spoilers follow.

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Solo A Star Wars Story reviews

A couple weeks ago, I sat down with screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I learned how this movie started as a germ of an idea from George Lucas and we talked about how some of the deeper cut references and easter eggs were developed, their approach to these characters, and how they came to design the infamous Kessel Run.

The interview is mostly spoiler-free, so feel free to dig in.

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Lando is pansexual

Buckle up, baby: everyone’s favorite space cape connoisseur Lando Calrissian is pansexual. So says Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan. “He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun,” Kasdan said. “I don’t know where it will go.”

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solo cameo

A few days ago, Mark Hamill accidentally let slip a Solo cameo that none of us were expecting. According to Hamill, a well-known Star Wars actor makes a surprise appearance in the newest Star Wars Story film. Now, we have confirmation that Hamill was telling the truth – and that the actor isn’t playing the character we thought he was. Spoilers follow.

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Solo screenwriters

Solo screenwriters Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan sat down for a new interview and dished on some interesting Star Wars Story tidbits. Most surprising of all: the father/son screenwriting duo confirm they actually write lines for Chewbacca, even if we can’t understand them.

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The loss of virginity plotline is a staple of teen flicks, as is the wild party setting. On that front, Jon Kasdan‘s The First Time offers nothing new. But since its Sundance premiere, this little coming of age tale has drawn praise for being an uncommonly charming example of the subgenre. Peter called it Can’t Hardly Wait meets John Hughes,” and that’s exactly what it looks like — familiar, perhaps, but sweet and smart enough to become a minor high school classic in its own right.

Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) stars as awkward Dave, who carries a torch for his popular best friend Jane (Victoria Justice, Fun Size). That is, until he meets sarcastic Aubrey (Britt Robertson, The Secret Circle), who in turn is dating a douchebag named Ronny (James Frecheville, Animal Kingdom). Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Lamarcus Tinker (Friday Night Lights) round out the young, up-and-coming cast as Dave’s buddies. Watch the trailer after the jump.

The First Time is the kind of movie I hope to see at Sundance each year — a coming of age story which is smart, funny, and able to touch your soul. On Twitter I called the film an indie Can’t Hardly Wait for a new generation, and while I’m not sure that comparison is completely valid I’m going to go with it. The story is not set over the course of one night, but instead over the course of one weekend. While Wait was primarily set at a party, a high school party is the starting point for The First Time. This is where Dave Hodgman (Dylan O’Brien) meets Aubrey Miller (Britt Robertson) for the first time.

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