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New ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff Details Reveal A Very Troubled Set
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Though the Star Wars spinoffs are meant to expand on the universe, they aren’t without problems. Director Josh Trank was let go from the now in limbo Boba Fett film, and Gareth Edwards‘s Rogue One had to go through extensive reshoots with the help of Tony Gilroy. Now comes Phil Lord and Chris Miller being fired from their duty as directors of the still untitled Han Solo film over creative differences. The two were soon after replaced by Ron Howard. But it is why they were fired and the timing of it all that has many of us fascinated about what was going on behind the scenes. More on the story below.

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Ron Howard To Direct Remainder Of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
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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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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
eelyajekiM   |  

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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Colin Trevorrow Wants His ‘Star Wars’ To Resonate With A New Generation
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As a kid who grew up in between two generations of Star Wars, it was odd to see the stark difference between the two. Though each generation may have its fans, Star Wars will continue to tell stories of a galaxy far, far away. Two years ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens started a new trilogy, and last year we saw the first spinoff of its kind in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now with the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans are not only interested in seeing what the future holds for Rey, Finn, and Poe, but also Luke Skywalker and General Leia. Of course, there are others who are looking beyond The Last Jedi.

For Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow, he has his work cut out for him, as plans to have Leia in a more crucial role in his film had to be reworked when Carrie Fisher died last year. While it is still not clear what kind of role Leia would have had in the film, it appears that Trevorrow still wants to make sure that these films will resonate not only with current fans, but also new ones as well. Check out what he had to say below.

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E3 2017: ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Gameplay Trailer and Multiplayer Demo
The Movie God   |  

Star Wars Battlefront II

E3 2017 begins this weekend, and EA kicked things off with their own EA Play event. We knew going in that one of the big games to be featured would be Star Wars Battlefront II, and it certainly took center stage of the event.

In addition to releasing an official gameplay trailer, EA also held a live multiplayer match showcasing one of the maps. One of the highlights of the explosive clash was Darth Maul and Boba Fett tearing things up, side-by-side, for a few brief moments.

Continue below to watch the gameplay trailer and multiplayer match.

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Adam Driver and The Strange Hugs He Got On ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
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Adam Driver as Kylo Ren

Of course with a title like that, one might misinterpret the meaning of it. But the reality of it all is, Adam Driver‘s approach to Kylo Ren is so deep that his fellow Star Wars: The Last Jedi castmates are literally hugging the Dark Side out of him. Perhaps, he’s even taking things a bit too personally with this role. But whatever he’s doing, it sure is surprising everyone on set. Which might have some great results in the end. It sure worked out in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Now the actor is revealing his take on the character and the effort he puts into playing Kylo Ren. Find out more on this 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’ Filmmakers Talk Title’s Meaning
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In the past week, we’ve seen a handful of new images of the cast in costume and learned a lot about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. From new characters and locations to motivations and drives, the film is setting itself up to be one of the most exciting of 2017. But as much as we learned about the film this week, there’s more information coming out.

One of the things everyone is dying to know is the meaning of the title. As Luke Skywalker so ominously put it towards the end of the first trailer, “It’s time to bring the Jedi to an end.” Is he referring to himself, to Rey, or the entire Order? It’s not likely we’ll get answers, but director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy can provide vague answers. More on the story 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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