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Han Solo Star Wars movie adds Sing Street’s Ian Kenny to its cast

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year, John Carney’s movie musical Sing Street introduced viewers to a slew of talented young actors, not the least of which being Ian Kenny. Despite having a fairly small role, the actor managed to bring a healthy dose of vulnerability and heart to his character of Barry, a bully with a hard exterior.

Disney has clearly taken notice of the Dublin-based actor, as Variety reports that Kenny has been cast in the studio’s upcoming Han Solo standalone film. Not unlike most Star Wars-related casting news, details regarding Kenny’s character are being kept under wraps.

The role is clearly a major opportunity for Kenny, who currently has so few acting credits to his name that you can count them on one hand. Han Solo will not only be his first blockbuster but his second acting gig in a feature film period.

As was announced yesterday by Disney CEO Bob Iger, »

- Justin Cook

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Best of the Week: New Young Han Solo Movie Details, 'Justice League' Teased, Another 'Spider-Man' Spinoff and More

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

The Important News Star WarsWoody Harrelson says the young Han Solo movie will be the best of the whole franchise. The spinoff prequel may also reveal Han Solo isn't the character's real name. Disney's CEO says Carrie Fisher's role won't be changed in The Last Jedi. Spider-Verse: Silver Sable and Black Cat will join up for a Spider-Man spinoff. X-Men: Michael Shannon may play Cable in Deadpool 2. The Deadpool sequel will also feature other Marvel Comics characters. DC Extended Universe:Wonder Woman is under scrutiny for the main character's lack of body hair. And Wonder Woman officially received a PG-13 rating. Disney Remakes: Niki Caro revealed that her Mulan remake won't be a...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Today in Movie Culture: Eddie Redmayne Tries to Be Stephen Hawking Again, Why R2-D2 is Sad in 'Star Wars' and More

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

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Auditions of the Day: Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne and more audition to be Stephen Hawking's new voice in this terrific Red Nose Day bit: When the most famous scientist in the universe is looking for a new voice, you gotta give it a go! #rednoseday pic.twitter.com/KT6uaRJ9P4 — Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 24, 2017   Missing Flashback of the Day: See what R2-D2 is thinking about when Obi-Wan Kenobi says he doesn't remember him in Star Wars (via Geekologie):   Movie Trope of the Day: With Wonder Woman coming out soon, Catherine Stratton looks at lands without men in movies, for Fandor...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Chasing Kong

9 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"Is this the moving picture ship?"—Opening line of King Kong (1933)You can get close to madness trying to fit the entire cultural legacy of the original King Kong into a single box. Even setting aside the two Hollywood remakes, you're still left with hastily made or quickly buried sequels, follow-ups like Mighty Joe Young (1949), a Universal Studios ride, a direct-to-video cartoon, a children’s TV series, and a set of 1960s Japanese-American co-productions—Kingu Kongu!—which saw the big ape square off against Godzilla and "Mechani-Kong" in showdowns with worse special effects than the film that preceded them by thirty years. Apologies for anything I've left out, because by this point King Kong is a cottage industry unto itself, an old-fashioned self-perpetuating Hollywood myth that's morphed in meaning and presentation but never entirely gone away. The sight of King Kong atop the Empire State Building, with its a mixture »

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Darth Atroxa Cosplay from Star Wars: The Old Republic

10 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Yesterday I shared a pretty awesome gallery of hand-made smoking pipes and one of them took the form of Darth Maul.   Maul made a nice little return to media this week as he took on Obi-Wan in Star Wars Rebels on Disney Xd.  I mentioned how if there was anything good that came out of the Phantom Menace that it was Darth Maul.  My one guess as to why the cosplay I’m about to show you popped up this week is because of Maul’s emergence on Disney.  Otherwise I don’t have an explanation.   This is Darth Artroxa (who should obviously

Darth Atroxa Cosplay from Star Wars: The Old Republic »

- Nat Berman

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This Fan Edit Of The End Of Rogue One And The Start Of A New Hope Is Amazing

12 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gareth Edwards famously paid attention to George Lucas’ 70s science-fiction aesthetic when making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with the climactic scenes aboard the Rebel Blockade Runner eerily reminiscent of the classic opening of 1977’s A New Hope. In fact, the prequel ends precisely where Lucas began, with Vader in hot pursuit of Princess Leia as she desperately tries to escape with the Death Star plans.

Now, with Rogue One about to release on Blu-ray, Vimeo user Barre Fong has spliced together the two films – and the gap is seamless. Granted, this isn’t the most technically accomplished of fan edits, as it’s essentially simply playing the last minute or so of Rogue One and the first couple of minutes of A New Hope consecutively, but it comprehensively demonstrates the care Edwards took in matching his film to the classic trilogy.

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Sing Street's Ian Kenny joins the cast of the Han Solo movie

13 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The cast of the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film has made one more addition as Variety has reported that Ian Kenny (Sing Street) has joined Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off. In the above image, you can find Ian Kenny on the far right. As usual, the details of who Kenny might be playing in the film are being kept under wraps, but... Read More »

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Han Solo Movie Casts ‘Sing Street’ Star

14 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sing Street” breakout Ian Kenny has joined the ensemble cast of the untitled “Star Wars” spin-off that revolves around the young Han Solo, TheWrap has learned. Details on Kenny’s character haven’t yet been revealed by Lucasfilm. He played a bully in the aforementioned Golden Globe-nominated movie musical released last year by the Weinstein Co. Kenny also appears in the TV series “Fair City,” which airs in the UK. Disney CEO Bob Iger shed a little more light on the upcoming young Han Solo movie at a USC event Thursday, providing details about the “Star Wars” universe film centered around the pilot iconically played. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Han Solo Spinoff Movie Lands 'Sing Street' Actor

14 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ian Kenny, one of the actors in the acclaimed British movie Sing Street, has joined the cast of Disney’s Han Solo movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The movie is shooting in the U.K. and sees Alden Ehrenreich portraying the galaxy’s most charming spice smuggler. Donald Glover is playing gambler with the swagger Lando Calrissian, while Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton, among others, are also on the call sheet.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing.

During a talk earlier this week, Disney CEO Bob Iger said the film will span the Star Wars rogue's years from age 18 »

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‘Sing Street’ Star Ian Kenny Joins Han Solo Movie (Exclusive)

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

Ian Kenny, who broke out with his scene-stealing performance in “Sing Street,” has joined the ensemble of Lucasfilm’s Han Solo stand alone pic starring Alden Ehrenreich, Variety has learned exclusively.

Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson, Michael K. Williams, and Emilia Clarke are already set to co-star in the Disney-Lucasfilm feature, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Jon and Lawrence Kasdan are penning the script.

The untitled Han Solo movie hits theaters May 25, 2018. Production is currently underway.

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Details about Kenny’s character are unknown. Disney CEO Bob Iger said in an earnings call earlier this week that the movie would cover Solo’s life from when he was 18 to 24, revealing how he came to own the Millennium Falcon as well as how he met his Wookie sidekick, Chewbacca.

Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur, »

- Justin Kroll

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Colin Farrell in Talks to Join Tim Burton’s Live Action Take on Disney’s ‘Dumbo’

15 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Colin Farrell is in negotiations to star in the live-action adaptation of the 1941 Disney classic “Dumbo,” which will be directed by Tim Burton. According to Deadline, if the deal goes through, Farrell will portray Holt, a widowed father of two, from Kentucky. In January, it was reported that Will Smith was in early talks to co-star in the film in what seems to be the same role. Eva Green and Danny Devito are also in negotiations to co-star in the project.

Read More: Yorgos Lanthimos and Colin Farrell Re-Teaming for Third Time in Amazon Television Series About Iran-Contra Affair

The live-action remake of “Dumbo” is written by Ehren Kruger, who is best known for writing “The Ring” (2002), as well as three of the films in the “Transformers” series: “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009), “Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (2014). Kruger is producing “Dumbo” alongside Justin Springer »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘The A.V. Club’ Wants to Be Your Smart TV: How The Pop-Culture Site Is Moving Into the Entertainment News Circuit

15 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A modest studio nestled in a corridor of industrial Chicago is the latest front in the ongoing battle to marry news and pop culture. Here, writers for the Fusion network’s new weekly show, “The A.V. Club,” are discussing how to best taste-test a Nintendo Switch cartridge.

The gag will serve as the cold open for the second episode of the pop-culture website’s eponymous TV show, which premiered March 16 and will air a new episode every Thursday evening. Host John Teti and his writers, Yolanda Carney and Fran Hoepfner, recently learned that Nintendo has coated cartridges for its new gaming system in something deliberately foul-tasting, to prevent children from eating them. “So we’re feeding it to adults,” Hoepfner said.

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Teti laughed at the phrasing. “Let’s remember that,” he noted. (They wound up with, »

- Andrew Lapin

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‘The A.V. Club’ Wants to Be Your Smart TV: How The Pop-Culture Site Is Moving Into the Entertainment News Circuit

15 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A modest studio nestled in a corridor of industrial Chicago is the latest front in the ongoing battle to marry news and pop culture. Here, writers for the Fusion network’s new weekly show, “The A.V. Club,” are discussing how to best taste-test a Nintendo Switch cartridge.

The gag will serve as the cold open for the second episode of the pop-culture website’s eponymous TV show, which premiered March 16 and will air a new episode every Thursday evening. Host John Teti and his writers, Yolanda Carney and Fran Hoepfner, recently learned that Nintendo has coated cartridges for its new gaming system in something deliberately foul-tasting, to prevent children from eating them. “So we’re feeding it to adults,” Hoepfner said.

Read More: Univision Will Indeed Be Making a Spanish-Language Version of ‘Breaking Bad

Teti laughed at the phrasing. “Let’s remember that,” he noted. (They wound up with, »

- Andrew Lapin

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Watch Riz Ahmed’s ‘Rogue One’ Audition and Learn Which Planet Was Cut From the Movie

16 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One day, we will run out of news concerning what could have been in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But that day is not today. Star Wars fans are as interested in the making of these movies as they are in the movies themselves, which makes the production of Rogue One so very fascinating – […]

The post Watch Riz Ahmed’s ‘Rogue One’ Audition and Learn Which Planet Was Cut From the Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Jonny Lee Miller on Dodging Fans While Filming T2 Trainspotting: ‘It’s Like Scotland’s Star Wars’

16 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Over 20 years after first making waves on the big screen, Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud are back – and with much more fanfare.

In the decades since director Danny Boyle’s 1996 dark comedy Trainspotting hit theaters, the film has become a cult classic, which star Jonny Lee Miller says made filming the newly released sequel a little tricky.

“There’s the challenge of like, when you’re shooting Trainspotting and everyone knows you’re shooting Trainspotting – said it’s like Scotland’s Star Wars,” Miller tells People in this week’s issue.

T2 Trainspotting finds Miller and his original castmates – Ewan McGregor, »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Reassures Fans They Won't Trim Carrie Fisher's Role In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

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

After Carrie Fisher passed away in late December, we heard that she had completed her role in the eighth installment of the Star Wars series, which is officially known as Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But what about the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX? The official Star Wars site assured fans that "Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa." Still, that left some questions unanswered. Would Star Wars: The Last Jedi be modified somehow to bring Leia Organa's story to a conclusion in the movie? Or was that the plan all along? Disney CEO Robert Iger now says (via Slashfilm): "We’ve had to deal with tragedy this past year because Carrie Fisher passed away tragically in December, and she...

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- Peter Martin

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Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Still Commanding No. 1 Despite ‘Power Rangers’ Surge

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

Disney’s second weekend of “Beauty and the Beast” is heading for a  dominant $85 million in North America for the Friday-Sunday period, early estimates showed Friday.

Lionsgate’s opening of “Power Rangers” is launching with as much as $40 million this weekend — though the studio  is maintaining its $30 million forecast. Sony’s space-thriller “Life” is showing moderate traction with early estimates pegging the film to around $14 million while Warner Bros.’ action-comedy “Chips” appears headed for a quiet opening in the $6 million to $9 million range.

In short, it’s a “Beauty and the Beast” weekend again at 4,210 domestic locations — one that should rank as the fourth-largest second weekend of all time, trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $149 million, “Jurassic World” at $106 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $103 million.

This weekend will make “Beauty and the Beast” — starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast — the »

- Dave McNary

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Go Rogue: 5 Directions Lucasfilm Could Take Their ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs Next

17 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is available digitally today and you’ve likely been inundated (sorry!) with hundreds of stories about the movie’s development, possible endings and beginnings that were eventually discarded and lots of “what if?” odds and ends. “Star Wars” culture at large is essentially doing a kind of post-mortem on the movie. So with the film being reappraised, the untitled Young Han Solo film cast is already in production and with Star Wars Celebration right around the corner (expect some footage from Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) the galaxy far, far away doesn’t feel that far off at all.

Continue reading Go Rogue: 5 Directions Lucasfilm Could Take Their ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs Next at The Playlist. »

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‘Rogue One’ Should Have Been the Dark Rebellion Movie We Need (Commentary)

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rewatching “Rogue One” for the first time since it was in theaters, it’s impossible not to see the movie it could have been — a dark, nuanced exploration of the central conflict of “Star Wars,” the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire. In fact, “Rogue One” has always felt like it was meant to be that exploration of the gray area between good and evil, before rewrites and reshoots turned it into more of a compendium of plot threads than one coherent story. For evidence of that, look no further than Saw Guerrera, Forest Whitaker’s character — who should have been. »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Gwendoline Christie Has Entered The Darkest Minds With Jennifer Nelson Yuh

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just when we thought the ‘dystopian future’ trend of Young Adult fiction adaptations had finally come to an end, along comes The Darkest Minds to drag us back into this well-worn genre. The good news is that, unlike many of these ‘teenage-apocalypse’ efforts, the force is strong with this one. Its ever improving-pedigree now includes a talented female director, a talented female lead, and not one, but two women connected to the Star Wars universe.

The source material in question is The Darkest Minds book series, by Alexandra Bracken. These tales – set in the obligatory dystopian future – focus on a 16 year old girl named Ruby, who finds she has special powers. As she begins to explore them, and attempts to bring them under control, she escapes a prison camp in search of a young leader who is said to be able to control these incredible abilities. Along the way, she »

- Sarah Myles

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