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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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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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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy On Where ‘Star Wars’ Goes From Here
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Because of the way Lucasfilm and Disney have planned out Star Wars films, we are going to be getting a new one every year for the foreseeable future. On the odd years, we’ll be getting saga films, and on the even years, there will be the Star Wars Story movies. And the person guiding it all is Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who has been running the production company since it was acquired by Disney back in 2012. Basically, she’s the person to go to if you want to know anything regarding the new films – of course, that all depends on if you can get an answer out of her.

As a part of their coverage on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Vanity Fair talked to Kennedy about the late Carrie Fisher’s passing, the future of the franchise, and if they will continue the saga beyond Episode IX. More on all of that below.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Vanity Fair Photos and A Sneak Peak At Film’s Plot
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Daisy Ridley as Rey for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Shoot

Director Rian Johnson is currently putting the finishing touches on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And while we still have months before the film hits theaters, we’ve only seen one trailer and a few screen grabs.

However, yesterday’s Vanity Fair covers gave us hope that we would learn more about the film, its new characters, and where the franchise goes from here since Carrie Fisher‘s passing. Now not only did the publication deliver on releasing images taken by the great Annie Leibovitz, but new plot details have been revealed that reveal Rey (Daisy Ridley) will be pushed to her limits, Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) will go on a secret mission, and how the new characters played by Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro will play a role in the highly anticipated sequel. Check it out below.

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First Look At ‘Star Wars Forces Of Destiny’ Featuring Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, More (Video)
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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of animated shorts following some of the iconic characters of the franchise.

The actors who have portrayed some of the characters will be lending their voices to the new shorts as well, including Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), with Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata) narrating the series.

You can find more details on Forces of Destiny below, along with a first look video.

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Cast Squeezes Into Millennium Falcon Cockpit For First Photo
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Lando Calrissian and Han Solo

Punch it! Today marks the official start of production for the Han Solo Star Wars Story spinoff movie. And while a title has yet to be revealed, Disney marked the occasion by releasing a photo of the cast.

Starring is Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. In addition to the photo, there are new details, albeit small, to the plot. And some quotes from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Check it all out below.

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‘Westworld’s Thandie Newton In Negotiations For ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff
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Westworld 108 trace decay Thandie Newton in talks for Star Wars Han Solo

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller know how to put together a great cast to churn out films that are a huge success (see The LEGO Movie). The two are in the midst of shooting the untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie starring Alden Ehrenreich as the legendary smuggler. His supporting cast includes Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is currently in talks to play a CGI character.

As amazing as the cast sounds, its about to get better with the possible addition of Thandie Newton (Westworld). More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and ‘Episode IX’ Directors, Lucasfilm To Discuss Princess Leia’s Future
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The tragic passing of Carrie Fisher hit everyone pretty hard last week. Not only was she a major figure of the Star Wars universe, she was also a writer and someone who was able to overcome the darkest parts of her life to become an inspiration. It’s insensitive to talk about what will happen to her Princess Leia character (she will always be royalty) now that she is gone, but here we are.

There is a new report that says she was to have a larger role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. Rian Johnson (director of Episode VIII) and Colin Trevorrow (director of Episode IX) are set to discuss how Leia will fit into the future of the franchise with Lucasfilm in the coming weeks. Check out the full report below.

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Woody Harrelson In Talks For Mentor Role In Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
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Woody Harrelson

Spinoffs have always been a part of expanding the Star Wars universe since Disney acquired Lucasfilm a few years back. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being a huge success with critics and audiences, attention now turns to the next standalone film.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the untitled Han Solo standalone film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the title character, with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as an unknown character. Of course, the casting doesn’t stop there, and a new report says that Disney and Lucasfilm want a big actor for the film. One of those actors they have their eyes on is Woody Harrelson. More on the story below.

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