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Rumor Busted: Han Solo Will Not Appear in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

6 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

For months now it's been rumored that the new Han Solo -- just revealed to be Alden Ehrenreich earlier this month at Star Wars Celebration Europe -- will have a cameo in December's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Further fueling those rumors was word of a few weeks of reshoots on the film, which many assumed would include the Solo cameo, ahead of his own currently untitled spin-off due out on May 25, 2018. Not so fast, says Rogue One director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy, both of whom have now confirmed that there will be no such cameo in Rogue One. Speaking to Extra, Edwards shot down the rumor. "I’m not sure if I’m allowed to do this, but I think I should,” he said. “I can put to bed, Han Solo is not in the...

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Eddie Murphy Drama ‘Mr. Church’ Gets September Release

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinelou Films has decided on a release date for its drama “Mr. Church,” starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson.

Mr. Church,” Murphy’s first film to hit theaters since the 2012 film “A Thousand Words,” will be released on September 16.

It tells the story of a lifelong friendship that develops between a young girl and the cook hired to help care for her dying mother, portrayed by Natascha McElhone.

The film is produced by Cinelou and Ema, and Bruce Beresford directs. It was produced by Cinelou toppers Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton along with Lee Nelson and David Buelow; executive producers are Shenghua Entertainment’s Yu Wei Chung, in addition to Dennis L. Pelino and Fredy Bush.

Mr. Church” premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival.

“We are proud to be a part of Eddie Murphy’s return to the big screen, particularly because he’s playing a role so different from his previous work, »

- Dave McNary

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Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Emerges as Surprise Awards Contender

8 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mel Gibson is not the first person who comes to mind among Oscar contenders. But advance buzz is growing on World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate, November 4), his return to the director’s chair after “Apocalypto” 10 years ago.

See the new trailer here. 

No matter how strong and resonant this true story turns out to be—it’s about a conscientious-objector medic (Andrew Garfield) who saves lives in the Battle of Okinawa without using a gun, and wins the Medal of Honor—the likelihood is slim of Gibson landing another Best Picture or Director nomination (he won both Oscars for “Braveheart” back in 1996, his only Oscar nominations). Too many Academy voters will never forgive his past behavior.

But if the movie, which will debut out of competition at the Venice Film Festival (August 31 – September 10), is well received by critics and audiences, other people involved could rise to Oscar contention — most notably, »

- Anne Thompson

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It’s official: Han Solo won’t be in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

16 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been rumoured for some time (though it never seemed likely) that Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo could feature in the first Star Wars spin off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Well, we can now finally put that rumour to rest.

“I’m not sure I’m allowed to do this but I think I should. I can put to bed, Han Solo is not in the movie,” director Gareth Edwards told Extra TV.

Well, that’s that then. Unless of course he’s lying…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

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Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo Will Not Appear In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

18 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been surrounded in rumours and speculation ever since word hit about the film's extensive reshoots. One of the biggest rumours surrounding the nature of these reshoots was that at least part of the time was used to shoot a cameo for the new Han Solo, portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich.   While attending Star Wars Celebration in London, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy were questioned on Ehrenreich's possible presence in the film, and Edwards was pretty definitive with his answer. “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to do this, but I think I should…. Han Solo’s not in the movie.” It seems we can scratch off the possibility of meeting the new Han Solo this December, though the spin-off film featuring the character is set for release in 2018. Another rumour surrounding Rogue One was that it ends »

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Star Wars: Rogue One Won't Have Han Solo or Hayden Christensen

27 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars Celebration didn't reveal nearly as much about the future of the franchise on the movie side of things as fans had hoped, but any news that was revealed got left in the dust in the wake of San Diego Comic-Con. During Star Wars Celebration, there were more interviews than anyone could possibly have kept up with. That being the case, some of those kind of got buried and it looks like some big news got lost in the shuffle. The big news being that Han Solo and Hayden Christensen will not be in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The fan site Star Wars Underworld has uncovered a couple of interviews with Extra from Star Wars Celebration that made these confirmations seperately. Starting with Han Solo, there have been prominent rumors that everyone's favorite smuggler was going to be making a cameo in the movie. It would make some sense, »

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Rumors Debunked: Han Solo Isn’t in ‘Rogue One’, Jason Todd Is Not the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’

27 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When Lucasfilm announced earlier this month that Alden Ehrenreich would lead the Han Solo anthology film, they were just confirming what fans already knew — the trades had revealed the casting months ago. But not every report and rumor pans out so nicely. For example, there’s been a lot of speculation that Ehrenreich’s Han Solo could cameo in this winter’s Rogue […]

The post Rumors Debunked: Han Solo Isn’t in ‘Rogue One’, Jason Todd Is Not the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Watch Conan's Young Han Solo Auditions with 50 Cent, Adam Sandler and More

27 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month during Star Wars Celebration, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy made it official by announcing Alden Ehrenreich as the Young Han Solo, who will star in the upcoming spinoff Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. A week later, during Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien took his late-night talk show to San Diego for a series of live tapings, where he showed fans some of the other major stars who also tried out for the Han Solo role, before Alden Ehrenreich won the coveted part. As you can see, the young actor had plenty of worthy competitors.

Of course, this video that surfaced on Team Coco YouTube after its broadcast is fake, with several beloved comedians and other celebrities donning that iconic Han Solo vest to try out for the role. This audition reel features stars such as Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Melissa McCarthy, Thomas Middleditch, Jodie Foster, Adam Sandler, Kumail Nanjiani, »

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Newswire: Sorry everyone, but there won’t be any Han Solo or Hayden Christensen in Rogue One

27 July 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Star Wars Celebration that took place in London earlier this month gave fans a more in-depth introduction to Alden Ehrenreich, who was recently crowned the new/young Han Solo. Unfortunately, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller didn’t actually reveal any details about the Star Wars spin-off, but there was a lot of talk of various Star Wars cast and crew members making appearances in the new films. Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has a cameo in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, with Lord and Miller set to appear in some capacity in Johnson’s Star Wars movie.

Other guest appearance rumors have cropped up, naturally, including the possibility of a young Han Solo zipping past Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). But according to Star Wars Underworld, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards actually shot down the idea at the Star Wars Celebration, telling reporters that “I’m not sure if I »

- Danette Chavez

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Rumors Debunked: Don't Expect To See Han Solo Or Hayden Christensen In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

27 July 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Disney and Lucasfilm certainly took a risk when they decided to shoot for a Han Solo movie. Not only is this an iconic character in pop culture and film, but he's a character that's only been portrayed by one man: the legend Harrison Ford. To top it all off, he's a character we've seen at a young age, and one that we know exists as Harrison Ford in the current continuity in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As such, going back into the Star Wars timeline and having him be portrayed by a different actor was always a tall order.

But amidst all this, there was a potential in. Sure, it would always be jarring initially, but Lucasfilm had an opportunity to introduce the character ahead of the release of his own standalone film. Enter the rumors of Han Solo appearing in the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. »

- Joseph Medina

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"Rogue One" Han Solo, Anakin Rumors Untrue

27 July 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Despite the heavy reshoots over the summer, the buzz surrounding "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has certainly improved in the wake of the Star Wars Celebration Europe convention earlier this month.

A new featurette only stirred excitement, while one or two cast members let slip a few spoilers that have got people talking. Aside from that though, rumors still continue to swirl about two potential cameos in the film - that of Alden Ehrenreich's young Han Solo and Hayden Christensen in his Anakin Skywalker guise will make an appearance.

Now, speaking with ExtraTV, director Gareth Edwards and producer Kathleen Kennedy unequivocally shot down both rumors - seems this won't have as much fan service as some fans were hoping.

Edwards says: "I'm not sure if I'm allowed to this but I think I should. I can put to bed, Han Solo is Not in the movie." Edwards was »

- Garth Franklin

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Movie News: Multiple Han Solo Spin-off Movies Rumored; Watch Thrilling New 'Ben-Hur' Trailer

26 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Star Wars: Alden Ehrenreich (above) has been confirmed to star as young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off adventure. Now an unconfirmed rumor claims that Ehrenreich has been signed to a three-picture deal, opening up possibilities for further adventures if the first movie is successful. Of course, it's not unusual nowadays for stars to have multiple-picture deals for prospective franchise entries, but we'll wait to see what happens. The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release on May 25, 2018. [NY Daily News]   Moana: We've known for a while that Dwayne Johnson is voicing a lead role in Disney's Moana, opposite young newcomer Auli'i Cravolho as the titular character. Now members of the supporting voice cast have been revealed, including...

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Newswire: Young Han Solo “rejects” include Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, and Will Arnett

26 July 2016 11:31 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The search for the young Han Solo culminated with the casting of Hail, Caesar! breakout Alden Ehrenreich back in May. But many rogues had to audition for the part before Disney could pluck Ehrenreich from their rakish ranks, and that casting call recently played out in hilarious form on late-night TV. Conan O’Brien’s Comic-Con weeklong coverage included this look at the “audition tapes” for Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Will Arnett, and Jodie Fucking Foster, among others.

McCarthy would rather punch up the “parsecs” line with some veggie humor, 50 Cent’s blocking is off, and Arnett’s voice is perhaps better suited to an older iteration of the handsome smuggler (or at least, one who’s enjoyed a whiskey neat at every happy hour for the last ten years or so). So Hader’s the clear frontrunner, in part because he seems to be ...

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Ehrenreich's Han Solo Deal For Multiple Films

26 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

More confirmation than actual news, the New York Daily News paper has announced that Disney and Lucasfilm's deal with actor Alden Ehrenreich to play the new Han Solo includes "at least" a three-picture deal.

The paper's source says that the spin-off, which is targeting a May 2018 release, has the potential to go some fascinating directions. It doesn't indicate if that multi-picture deal is only for Han Solo-specific films or if - ala Marvel - it allows for Ehrenreich to crossover into other "Star Wars" films.

"There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han's early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters."

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Rumor: Alden Ehrenreich Has Signed A Three Picture Deal To Appear As Han Solo; A Trilogy In The Works?

26 July 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It was made official at the Star Wars Celebration that Alden Ehrenreich (“Hail, Caesar!”) would play the young Han Solo in Disney’s upcoming spinoff film. According to a new report by the NY Daily News, the 2018 movie won’t be the last time we see Ehrenreich portray the clever Smuggler. NY Daily News reports that Disney has quietly signed Ehrenreich, 26, to a three picture deal, which would certainly make sense considering the fact that most actors receive this deal if they’re a part of a big franchise. The report also says that if the first Han Solo film is a success at the box office, two more could be in the works. This information comes from an insider who says Disney has “a real sense of excitement” for the Han Solo spinoff, and that the studio feels as though the character Han Solo could “become a central figure in several movies” So far, »

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The Han Solo Movie Provides More Grist For The Rumour Mill

26 July 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In movie news, it is important to sort the wheat from the chaff – and in the modern age of viral internet stories, there is an awful of lot of chaff floating around. In most cases, that task is simple enough – but on occasion, a kernel of possibility can become encrusted in deep layers of speculation, as people try to second-guess giant production companies, and somehow predict the future. One such story has surfaced today, and refers to the upcoming Han Solo standalone movie.

The New York Daily News claims that an “insider” has confirmed that Disney expect the Han Solo movie to be the first instalment of a new trilogy – taking the opportunity provided by a character whose early years were unconnected to the main Star Wars story, to explore narrative options beyond the rebellion. Apparently, the evidence for this is a further claim that Alden Ehrenreich – the actor officially »

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Star Wars: Han Solo to get a trilogy of films?

26 July 2016 1:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016

An anonymous insider claims that a trilogy of Han Solo spin-off movies are in the works at Disney-Lucasfilm...

Starting this December, Disney-Lucasfilm will release the first in its A Star Wars Story spin-off movies, with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One kicking off a string of stand-alone adventures away from the main, numbered series.

At the Star Wars Celebration Europe event a few days ago, Hail, Caesar actor Alden Ehrenreich was officially confirmed as the new, younger Han Solo, ahead of his spin-off movie's production start in early 2017. More recently, however, there have been reports that the Han Solo mvoie won't be a one-off - according to The New York Daily News' insider, there are already plans to give the smuggler a trilogy of films.

"There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential," the paper's report reads. "Given that Han’s »

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Stand-alone Han Solo movie with Alden Ehrenreich is first of many

25 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We all know that Alden Ehrenreich is set to play the young Han Solo in a forthcoming movie over at Lucasfilm, but what we didn’t known until today is that that multiple movies featuring the character are being planned.

Ehrenreich was introduced formally as Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration over in London just over a week ago, and now news hits us from the  The New York Daily News that Disney and Lucasfilm have huge plans for a new franchise featuring the young star.

The word is that Ehrenreich has a three-picture deal at the studio starting with the first movie from Chris Miller and Phil Lord which hits screens in 2018. Here’s what an insider had to say to the newspaper.

“There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, »

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Rumour: Lucasfilm planning potential Han Solo trilogy

25 July 2016 10:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems everyone’s favourite stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerfherder is set to get his own Star Wars trilogy. After the reveal at Star Wars Celebration that Alden Ehrenreich will play a young Han Solo in the next anthology film, the New York Daily News is now reporting Lucasfilm hopes to expand his role with a three-picture deal. A source said:

“There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters.”

It wouldn’t exactly be surprising if this turned out to be true. After all, Han Solo is one of the most memorable and favourite characters in the »

- Ricky Church

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News Briefs: Multiple Han Solo Movies Rumored

25 July 2016 9:47 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Star Wars: Alden Ehrenreich (above) has been confirmed to star as young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off adventure. Now an unconfirmed rumor claims that Ehrenreich has been signed to a three-picture deal, opening up possibilities for further adventures if the first movie is successful. Of course, it's not unusual nowadays for stars to have multiple-picture deals for prospective franchise entries, but we'll wait to see what happens. The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release...

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