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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Lucasfilm Explains Why They Fired Phil Lord and Chris Miller
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Cast Photo

When Lucasfilm fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from Solo: A Star Wars Story, it came at a very bad time. The Star Wars spin-off was just about to be completed before the directors were given the axe due to creative reasons. Ron Howard would then step in as their replacement. But that even came with its own complications. While the “creative differences” excuse has been thrown around in situations like these, it appears there is some truth to it.

More on what lead up to Lord and Miller’s firing, how Howard did not want the gig at first, and what George Lucas did to help Howard. Check it all out here below.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators Sign On To Write and Produce Multiple New ‘Star Wars’ Movies
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Star Wars Title Logo

If you thought Lucasfilm might let off the gas a bit when it comes to how many new Star Wars movies they’re developing anytime soon, you thought wrong.

It’s been announced that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators, producers, writers, and sometimes directors of HBO’s Game of Thrones, have signed on to write and produce a series of new Star Wars titles.

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Could Reed Morano Direct A Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Film?
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Reed Morano

For years, fans have been looking for a female director to helm a Star Wars film. It’s a request that mirrors the current environment where gender inequality still plays a role in the industry. Now it looks like Lucasfilm may be close to finding a female director.

Reed Morano, one of the directors of season one of The Handmaid’s Tale, may be tapped to direct a Star Wars film. Check out what she had to say below.

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‘The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson To Oversee A Brand New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
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Rian Johnson Directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson’s work in the Star Wars universe at Lucasfilm isn’t over yet.

That’s because The Last Jedi director is now tapped to oversee a brand new trilogy which will explore the unseen corners of the galaxy. More on the story below.

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Han Solo Standalone Film Now Called ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
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Solo: A Star Wars Story

These Star Wars spinoffs are a part of the larger universe and are meant to tell stories that aren’t about the core saga. We saw a little bit of that in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and we will see that once more in the Han Solo standalone film, which has been going by that non-title since the beginning of production and well after Ron Howard came in to direct the film.

But now the film has got an official title. So prepare yourselves, because come May 2018, we will see Solo: A Star Wars Story. More on the this below.

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Paramount Is Anything But Happy That J.J. Abrams Jumped Ship To Direct ‘Star Wars’
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Paramount Not Happy J.J. Abrams Is Directing Another Star Wars

Finding a director for a Star Wars movie isn’t as easy you might think. But recent moves show that Disney has a few sources they can rely upon. Take J.J. Abramsrecent hiring to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The Force Awakens director signed back on to direct the final installment of the trilogy after Colin Trevorrow exited the project due to creative differences. While the move may be a cause for celebration for some, it is disconcerting for a studio like Paramount, who has given the filmmaker a home for Bad Robot projects – Cloverfield, Super 8, the Star Trek films, etc.

Now there is word that Paramount isn’t happy with Abrams directing Star Wars: Episode IX, and there’s conflicting reports on how much it cost the studio to let Abrams take the job. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ To Hit Theaters In December 2019
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Star Wars: Episode IX Release Date

It wasn’t too long ago that Lucasfilm was looking for a Star Wars: Episode IX director to replace the departed Colin Trevorrow.

Now that we know J.J. Abrams will return to finish the trilogy he started with The Force Awakens, we are getting a few more details about the highly anticipated film. The film, which was originally slated for a May 2019 release, has now been pushed back all the way to December 2019. More on the story below.

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J.J. Abrams To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Star Wars The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams

Just last week, Colin Trevorrow exited as director on Star Wars: Episode IX over creative differences. The film left a small void that didn’t need to be filled in a hurry considering that Star Wars: The Last Jedi hasn’t been released yet. Now, that void has been filled. By none other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.

Lucasfilm hasn’t had a stable directing force ever since it was acquired by Disney. But they’ve been able to see three films all the way through with three directors. Abrams with The Force Awakens; Gareth Edwards – to a certain point – with Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, and Rian Johnson with the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the past Josh Trank was forced out of another of the spinoffs due to his behind the scenes antics; Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go due to creative differences on the still untitled Han Solo spinoff; and the same with Trevorrow on Episode IX. So let’s take a look at who will be joining the Star Wars director, below.

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Watch: First ‘Star Wars Forces Of Destiny’ Animated Shorts
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Star Wars Forces of Destiny

Back in April we found out about Star Wars Forces for Destiny, a collection of animated shorts.

The shorts were to feature various well-known characters from the franchise, with actors like Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata) reprising their respective roles.

Now the first few shorts, titled “Sands of Jakku,” “BB-8 Bandits,” and “Ewok Escape,” have been released online. Continue below to check them out.

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New ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff Details Reveal A Very Troubled Set
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Star Wars Han Solo header image

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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