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Ron Howard To Direct Remainder Of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
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Han Solo and Chewbacca Image

AfterPhil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff over creative differences, Disney and Lucasfilm said they would be announcing their replacement soon. Ron Howard, Joe Johnston, and Lawrence Kasdan were among the top names on the shortlist of replacements.

Now Howard has been named director and he will take over the remaining three and a half weeks of production. More on the story below.

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Carnage To Be Villain To Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’
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Venom and Carnage

We found out just last month that Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises, and Inception star Tom Hardy was set to star in the R-rated Spider-Man spinoff Venom with Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer behind the camera.

Going with the R-rating—with confidence gained from the successful releases of Deadpool and Logan—is a great start. Now it looks like another step in the right direction has been taken. There was a rumor a few years back (when the movie was going to be co-written and directed by The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman) that the movie could feature none other than Carnage, and it appears that will be the case.

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Han Solo: Why Phil Lord, Chris Miller Left ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff; Who Could Replace Them
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Untitled Han Solo Movie Cast Photo

Yesterday, cam the shocking report that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were departing as directors of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff. With only three weeks of production left on the schedule, the timing of their departure came into question. Although Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that it was due to creative differences, it seemed very odd that they would leave at such a critical juncture of the film.

Now there are new details. According to various reports, Lord and Miller were actually fired due to creative differences which stemmed from a conflict between Lawrence Kasdan, the film’s screenwriter. According to these reports, Lord and Miller’s comedic and improvisational style came into conflict with Kasdan’s by-the-script method – meaning what is on the page is what must be shot. More on the story below.

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Philip Lord and Chris Miller Will No Longer Direct Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
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Untitled Han Solo Movie Cast Photo

Philip Lord and Chris Miller (Jump Street films and The LEGO Movie) will no longer be directing the untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff.

The two were named the directors of the spinoff back in July 2015, with Alden Ehrenreich taking on the iconic role just last year. That was followed by Donald Glover joining as Lando Calrissian, and Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge joining for other supporting roles. More on the story below.

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‘Annabelle: Creation’: New Trailer For Sequel To ‘The Conjuring’ Spinoff Released
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Annabelle: Creation

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Annabelle: Creation, a sequel to the 2014 first spinoff of the Conjuring movies, Annabelle. The sequel will be followed by at least two more spinoffs, The Nun and The Crooked Man, in what’s now being call The Conjuring Universe.

Starring in the sequel is Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, and Tayler Buck. It’s directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), with the screenplay written by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle, It, The Nun).

You can read a full synopsis and watch the new trailer below.

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‘The Crooked Man’ To Be Next Chapter Of ‘The Conjuring’ Spinoffs
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The Conjuring 2 The Crooked Man

The Conjuring universe is quickly becoming terrifying as it expands. Since its release, the movie has spawned off at least one sequel and multiple spinoffs, some of which got a sequel themselves. Now get ready for the newest spinoff.

According to new reports, Warner Bros. is working on their fourth spinoff based on the collection of creatures and possessed items seen in the Conjuring films. The Crooked Man, based on the man of the same name seen in The Conjuring 2, is that fourth spinoff. Check out more about this story below.

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Kevin Feige On DC Rivalry, R-Rated Marvel Movies, Venom Spinoff
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Kevin Feige Comic-Con #4

For the past 10 years or so, Marvel Studios has been king of the superhero movie genre. So not only has other competing studios caught on to their success, but they have been trying to mimic it. Though there have been attempts to make their own shared universe work, some studios realized that it takes a little more effort to build one as massive as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Marvel doesn’t really get all the credit. Despite their mounting success, they have yet to release a female-led superhero film. Something that Warner Brothers’ Wonder Woman not only has accomplished but shattered the glass ceiling.

Others had to make deals. Like Sony finally sharing Spider-Man. And Marvel finds themselves on the other side looking in as Fox has proven that R-rated superhero films could work. Kevin Feige talked about all these things during a Facebook-live event, and you can find out more about what he had to say about it below.

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Hailee Steinfeld In Talks To Lead ‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’
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Hailee Steinfeld in Edge of Seventeen

As far as the future for the Transformers franchise goes, well Paramount has that planned out. While Michael Bay will no longer be directing future entries after Transformers: The Last Knight, he has confirmed that there’s at least 14 more films currently being developed. One of those films is a Bumblebee spinoff, which has which has signed Kubo and the Two String helmer Travis Knight to direct.

Now they may have found their lead star. Based on new reports, The Edge of Seventeen star Hailee Steinfeld is in talks for a role in the film. More on the story below.

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Joins ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘The New Mutants’
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X-Men: New Mutants

Another name has joined the cast of Fox’s X-Men spinoff X-Men: The New Mutants. Or just New Mutants. No one seems to know for sure. IMDb has it as the former. The trades seem to like the latter. Apparently we get to call it whatever we like. Personally, I’m going to call it Boo! A Madea X-Men Spinoff. Y’know, because it’s said to be a horror.

Anyway, getting back on track. It’s being reported that Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is in negotiations for a role in the spinoff. He joins the previously cast Anya Taylor Joy, Maisie Williams, and Rosario Dawson on the movie.

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Black Cat and Silver Sable: ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff Finds A Director, Gets A Title
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Spider-Man and Silver Sable

Sony’s Spider-Man spinoffs are progressing rather quickly. Last week came news that Ruben Fleischer would be directing Tom Hardy in a Venom spinoff. Now the studio has turned their attention to developing their Black Cat and Silver Sable spinoff.

There is confirmation that Love & Basketball-director Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct the film about two of Spidey’s female supporting heroes, which will now be called Silver and Black. More on the story below.

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