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 »

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 »

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Solo: A Star Wars Story continues to fly so low at the box office, with its second weekend seeing a drastic 65% drop. Solo only made $29.3 million at the domestic box office this weekend, far less than its $84 million three-day opening, though still enough to maintain its No. 1 spot.

And while the Star Wars prequel film managed to top the domestic box office, it suffered another hit internationally, where Deadpool 2 reclaimed the crown.

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Teras Kasi in Solo

Solo: A Star Wars Story is chock full of winks and nods referencing future events in the Star Wars trilogy, almost to the point that it’s annoying. But there are also some obscure references for hardcore Star Wars fans that are a little more interesting. One of them comes from a single line of dialogue referencing one of the worst Star Wars video games every made…but it also has a place in the history of Star Wars and even sets up the major reveal everyone has been talking about.

Find out what we’re talking about below, but beware of spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Read More »

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Dan Harmon Breaks Down Rick and Morty

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, Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon breaks down some of the biggest and weirdest moments from the animated series. Plus, a video essay looks at how cinema has explored consciousness with regards to humanity, and the cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story tries to pronounce some of the more difficult words and names from the Star Wars universe. Read More »

Alternate Millennium Falcon Designs - Solo A Star Wars Story

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans get to see what the Millennium Falcon used to look like before it ended up in the hands of Han Solo. Since Lando Calrissian likes to keep his ships as stylish and clean as his closet full of capes, we’ve never seen the Falcon look so good.

However, even with a new paint job and an escape pod installed between the mandibles at the front of the ship, the Millenium Falcon in Solo doesn’t look much different from the ship fans have come to love. But as you can see above, there were some rather wild alternate designs that would have given the ship’s body quite the overhaul, and you can see even more alternate Millennium Falcon designs below. Read More »

Solo A Star Wars Story Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Ron Howard‘s exciting but hollow prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story.)

Han Solo is one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe, and Lucasfilm decided to tell us how he became the smuggler that we all know and love. The only problem is the last time we saw this kind of story, it involved a whiny kid blossoming into an emo adult who turned to the dark side and left a bad taste in the mouths of a lot of Star Wars fans. Do we really need to know where Han Solo came from?

After seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story, the answer is honestly no, but that’s no reason to disregard the movie entirely. Solo offers up some of the most exciting action sequences in the history of the Star Wars saga. It also features outstanding performances from each and every cast member. And it sets the stage for a new story arc that will fill in the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Unfortunately, it does all this while not giving us much of a reason to care about the title character of the movie, other than knowing who he becomes. It feels like the movie merely exists to set up more movies while reminding us of what we loved about the original trilogy. And that comes with an excessive amount of winks and nods to the original trilogy.

Let’s dive into the finer details with our Solo: A Star Wars Story spoiler review. Read More »

Solo A Star Wars Story Box Office

Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived in theaters over the Memorial Day weekend, and while box office projections predicted the Star Wars spin-off might set some holiday records, the numbers turned out to be far more disappointing. In fact, the Solo box office numbers have it making barely half as much as Rogue One, the first movie to kick off the Star Wars Story moniker. Read More »

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits…

  • A standing ovation for Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • A lot more information about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • A very exciting expanded universe character becomes canon again
  • A secret tour around Lando Calrissian’s Millennium Falcon
    And much much more…

Solo: A Star Wars Story was the first Star Wars movie to debut at Cannes since Revenge of the Sith! And it was apparently very, very well received as the film garnered a standing ovation at the fancy film festival in the south of France earlier this month.

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Solo has been mired in controversy since director team Lord and Miller left early in production, and on the media trail for the film writer Jonathan Kasdan has been sharing how the split was “excruciating.” You can read the whole interview over at Indiewire.

It’s only a year until we can all visit the Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars parks, and this new YouTube video gives us a little insight into the expansive and immersive experience that’ll be coming to Anaheim and Florida in 2019!

There have been rumors floating around about where 2019’s much anticipated Star Wars Celebration would be, but the official Twitter account has announced that this year it’ll be in Chicago! So you’ll have to get your tickets and get ready to fly to the Windy City if you wanna get a glimpse at all the secrets that Lucasfilm will be revealing!

The writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Gary Whitta, is always pretty funny on Twitter, but he outdid himself with this picture of a sketch that he did of the Death Star firing on Scarif from the last act of the bleak and beautiful Star Wars Story.

Alden Ehrenreich has been a total joy on the Solo: A Star Wars Story press circuit, and this great story about his first audition for Han Solo is no exception! “They have to be really secretive about Star Wars, so they can’t say ‘Oh, this is a scene with you and Chewbacca,’ and you have like a fake name,” he said. “Like, my fake name was Mike, and then they had me do a scene where I’m talking to a dog, and they had like a dog puppet in the audition, and then like a little dog sound effect.”

A fan favorite Expanded Universe character Ewok Princess Kneesaa has been brought back into canon via the fantastic Forces of Destiny cartoons. Luckily for the uninitiated, Star Wars Explained is on hand to give an introduction and comparison of her new canon version versus the one fans know and love from Legends.

Syfy Wire was on the scene at the Solo premiere, catching some great red carpet interviews with the cast. In a wonderful anecdote, Paul Bettany talked about the ridiculous secrecy on the sets of both Solo and Infinity War!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge lightsabers

The long awaited Star Wars theme park is ever closer to becoming a reality, and as revealed on the Disney Parks website, Disney fans who head to the Galactic Nights event on Sunday, May 27 will be able to find out some of the secrets of Galaxy’s Edge at the exclusive panel that will be held at the evening events of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian is one of the most anticipated parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and according to this interview with Cinema Blend, the musician / actor is fully aware of how culturally relevant his role in the franchise is. “It’s almost like full circle like I’m getting to be part of like, The Bible or something, you know what I’m saying? Like it feels like I get to be something original but also something as old as time,” Glover explained.

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