Marvel Studios Phase Four

Rumors have been circulating around Hollywood recently that Kathleen Kennedy would be stepping down from Lucasfilm, and that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige would be coming in to head up the future of Star Wars. Sitting down across from Feige at the Ant-Man and the Wasp junket, I was able to ask Feige about the speculation and put an end to the rumors.

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Episode 9 firing

Colin Trevorrow has opened up (slightly) about being fired from Star Wars: Episode 9. While the Jurassic World filmmaker doesn’t provide much insight into what happened, he also doesn’t seem to have any regrets.

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Colin Trevorrow Star Wars episode 9

The behind-the-scenes troubles at Lucasfilm have become almost a regular fixture of the entertainment news cycle. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through extensive reshoots, it seems like Lucasfilm could not release a movie without some reports of sweeping events behind closed doors.

Those reports kicked into high gear last year with the one-two punch of Phil Lord and Chris Miller getting fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Colin Trevorrow parting ways with Lucasfilm during the development of Star Wars Episode 9. Now, a new report unveils a few more details about the Colin Trevorrow Star Wars Episode 9 departure.

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Solo Behind The Scenes

We’re getting close to the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film looks great and marketing is going smoothly, but still, the specter of the film’s troubled production lingers. People want to know: just how much of the film did Ron Howard shoot compared to what fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller filmed? We’ve heard different reports, but now we might have an answer.

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solo reshoots

Solo: A Star Wars Story shook up the Star Wars universe when original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the project due to creative differences. The directors were quickly replaced with old school pro Ron Howard. Now, after months of behind-the-scenes rumors and concerns, Solo is just about ready to hit theaters. Ahead of the film’s release, a source inside the production has revealed several new pieces of info about the troubled film.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Documentary

If you’re not lucky enough to be at South by Southwest film festival this week, then you’re missing out on the world premiere of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi production documentary The Director and the Jedi. Directed by Anthony Wonke, the feature-length film gives fans an extensive and in-depth look behind the scenes of the latest entry in the Star Wars saga, and you can watch the first 12 minutes of the movie right now.

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George Lucas Han Solo Movie

Did we almost have a Han Solo movie before Disney bought Lucasfilm? It certainly seems that way. In a revealing new interview about the inspirations behind Solo: A Star Wars Story, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan reveals he was hired to write a Han Solo film before the big Disney purchase of Lucasfilm. Read More »

Solo firing

Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a bumpy rode to the big screen. The film was close to completion under directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Then, Lucasfilm fired the duo and brought in Ron Howard to both finish and reshoot a large portion of the film. A new piece details the process behind the Solo firing of Lord and Miller and the hiring of Howard.

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Solo Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford, the original Han Solo, served as a covert technical advisor on Solo: A Star Wars Story. While it’s easy to assume that the frequently gruff Ford wouldn’t have much interest in yet another Star Wars movie, reports indicate he offered some sage advice about one of his most famous characters. More on the Solo Harrison Ford advice below.

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Solo plot details

How does Han Solo come to be the scruffy-looking nerf herder that we know and love in the first Star Wars trilogy? By falling in with a few career criminals and embarking on his first heist in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, the prequel film set a few years before the events of A New Hope.

In the standalone Star Wars film, we’ll learn how Han transforms from wanting to be “the best pilot in the galaxy” to a disillusioned smuggler. It starts, according to the new plot details revealed by Entertainment Weekly, with a train robbery.

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