Harrison Ford in Solo

For some Star Wars fans, one of the biggest hurdles for Solo: A Star Wars Story was allowing themselves to accept Alden Ehrenreich playing a young Han Solo when they were already so used to Harrison Ford playing the character. Well, thanks to the the technological magic of Deepfake, an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique, fans can see what Solo: A Star Wars Story might have looked like with Harrison Ford in the lead.

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Kessel Run Monster

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a featurette diving into the creation of the monster from the Kessel Run in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, filmmaker Mike Flanagan talk about directing fear in Netflix’s new series The Haunting of Hill House, and Sissy Spacek breaks down the most iconic characters from her long career. Read More »

The Leviathan Influenced Solo

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired or in this case help us better understand George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: The Leviathan)

Ruairí Robinson isn’t a filmmaker that’s a household name, but maybe he should be. He’s an Academy Award nominated Irish filmmaker known for his science fiction shorts. He was nominated in 2002 in the Best Short Film, Animated category with the film Fifty Percent Grey, but ended up losing out to Ralph Eggleston’s comedy short For the Birds. At one point, he was signed on to direct the live-action version of Akira, but that fell through. Most recently, he put together a short film called The Leviathan(2015)that was a proof of concept for a feature film he wanted to make.

It went viral and found itself inspiring the Star Wars universe in unexpected ways. Read More »

How Solo A Star Wars Story Should Have Ended

Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story is available on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD, you know it’s time to see How It Should Have Ended. Considering the ending of this movie had such a shocking ending, complete with a surprise cameo that no one was expecting, you would think this edition would be ripe with alternate endings. Instead, what we get is two editions of How It Should Have Started, and then an extended, introspective version of How It Should Have Ended.

Find out what we’re talking about by watching How Solo A Star Wars Story Should Have Ended below. Read More »

Solo A Star Wars Story Honest Trailer

No one asked for an origin story for Han Solo, but earlier this year we got one anyway in the form of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Sure, you might have forgotten that movie came out in theaters towards the beginning of the summer, but now it’s out on Blu-ray and DVD, so everyone who skipped it in theaters can scoff at it from the comfort of their own home.

Also doing plenty of scoffing is the Solo A Star Wars Story Honest Trailer, which accurately notes that this is the darkest Star Wars movie yet. No, seriously, it’s literally dark and it can be somewhat difficult to make out what’s going on in some scenes. But hey, at least they didn’t come up with a stupid origin for Han Solo’s name. Oh, wait. Read More »

Solo A Star Wars Story Cameo

Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on home video (on digital download, with a Blu-ray and DVD release this week), the folks over at Lucasfilm are diving into the making of the film. That includes revealing several pieces of concept art with drastically different designs for a certain surprise cameo in the movie that completely caught fans off guard. Find out more about the thought process and alternate designs for that Solo A Star Wars Story cameo below. Read More »

Darth Maul Solo Cameo

When Solo: A Star Wars Story hit theaters back in May, fans thought they had anticipated most of finer points of the origin story for one of the most charming and skilled smugglers in the galaxy. Of course Han Solo was going to meet Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, get in the pilot seat of the Millennium Falcon, make some wisecracks, get into trouble, double cross someone. It’s all standard in the life of a smuggler. But the end of the movie featured one shocking surprise that no one was expecting.

Find out about this surprising cameo after the jump, but beware of major spoilers. Read More »

Future Star Wars Spin-Off Movies

Last week Star Wars fans heard the worrisome but unsurprising news that any future installments in the Star Wars Story spin-off banner from Lucasfilm were on hold. The news came in the wake of the less than satisfying box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was meant to kick off an entire franchise of movies following young Han Solo. However, Lucasfilm released a statement saying that report was “premature” and “speculative,” and multiple Star Wars movies were still in development that hadn’t been officially announced. So what’s the deal here?

New details about future Star Wars spin-offs have emerged, and it sounds like the situation lies somewhere in between. A report indicates that Lucasfilm isn’t slowing down development of any future Star Wars movies, but “they are licking their wounds.” Let’s dive into what that means, including the status of previously reported future Star Wars spin-off movies focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett. Read More »

16-Bit Solo A Star Wars Story

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a professional hacker breaks down some of the hacking scenes in Ocean’s 8 and explains the real technology behind them. Plus, Hotel Artemis star Jodie Foster breaks down her 52-year acting and directing career and the train heist from Solo: A Star Wars Story gets recreated as a 16-bit video game. Read More »

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Star Wars Battlefront II Han Solo Season Trailer

Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story has been in theaters for a couple weeks, it’s time for Star Wars Battlefront II to get a new season bringing several elements from the Star Wars origin story into the video game.

A new Han Solo season is now available for players to download. In addition to bringing Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo and Donald Glover as the snazzy Lando Calrissian, you can also fly around in the sleeker, shinier version of the Millennium Falcon. But that’s not all players will get with this new season. Check out the Star Wars Battlefront II Han Solo season trailer below. Read More »