Business As Usual Series

Phil Lord & Chris Miller are known for their meta sense of humor that references the world in which their stories take place. The 21 Jump Street franchise, The LEGO Movie and soon Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse all make references to the cinematic world itself as well as the real world outside of it. Now their next TV series might also be taking that same approach.

NBC is currently working with the writing, producing and directing team of Lord & Miller on a new single-camera workplace comedy series called Business As Usual, and when you hear the logline, you just might find a parallel with some stuff going on in the real world, specifically the entertainment industry. Read More »

Into the Spider-Verse cast

We already knew the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse would feature more than one friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In addition to Peter Parker, there’s also Miles Morales. But that’s not all! We now know that Nicolas Cage has joined the Into the Spider-Verse cast as well, playing yet another Spider-Man: Spider-Man Noir.

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Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse trailer

We’re about to enter a cinematic universe where more than one person can wear the Spider-Man mask. After a long wait, half-black/half-Latino character Miles Morales takes center stage for the first time in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a stylish new animated film that casts Peter Parker as a supporting player in another Spidey’s story. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »

lego movie 2 poster

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be in theaters in less than a year. While we all wait, we can enjoy this new Lego Movie 2 poster, and prepare for the arrival of the LEGO Movie 2 trailer tomorrow.

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The Mitchells vs The Machines

As Solo prepares to soar into theaters this week, that film’s executive producers (and original directors) Phil Lord and Chris Miller have lined up a new project over at Sony Pictures Animation. The pair will return to their Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs studio to produce The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated comedy about a family who has to band together to save each other when the world’s electronic devices turn against humanity.
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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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lord and miller solo executive producer

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found themselves back in the headlines again — though probably not for the reasons they would prefer. The former Solo: A Star Wars Story directors have long moved on from the chaotic production that saw them fired midway through shooting, diving into the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. However, a viral interview with an anonymous actor from the set of Solo has added a few more twists into the embattled Solo production saga.

But Lord and Miller are taking back control of the narrative. The directing duo spoke at the GLAS Animation Festival and revealed that they hold a Solo executive producer credit.

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solo trailer

The Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer is here at last, and not a moment too soon. The delayed, troubled production will finally show audience the fruits of its labor later this year, and the new trailer for the highly-anticipated Star Wars spin-off film gives us the first real footage from the film. Watch the Solo trailer below.

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Lord and Miller Solo firing

It’s still the biggest geek news item of the year: original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and replaced with Ron Howard. The news that Lucasfilm has a heavy hand in Star Wars is noting new – Kathleen Kennedy reportedly clashed with J.J. Abrams during Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Gareth Edwards’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story underwent significant reshoots. But Lord and Miller were the reason many people were excited for a Han Solo spin-off. Their reputation as miracle workers preceded them.

After months of silence, the duo behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street have finally addressed the Max Rebo in the room. Here’s more on the Lord and Miller Solo firing, straight from Lord and Miller themselves.

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Han Solo Lord and Miller footage

Star Wars fans were caught by surprise over the summer when Lucasfilm fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Star Wars spin-off film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lord and Miller were replaced with Ron Howard, who reshot a large chunk of Solo, but Lord and Miller’s work will apparently still have a presence in the film: co-star Thandie Newton has just confirmed that at least 90% of her scenes were shot by the duo.

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