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'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff Signs 'Lego Movie' Directors

34 minutes ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Only two months have passed since filmmaker Josh Trank announced that he would no longer be directing a Star Wars spinoff, but StarWars.com reports that Lego Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are now helming the picture. The feature, which has a planned May 28th, 2018 release date, will revolve around on how young Han Solo became a smuggler and thief.

"This is the first film we've worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with," the directors said in a joint statement. "We promise to take risks, »

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Set For May 2018 With ‘Lego Movie’ Directors

1 hour ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The next film from The Lego Movie duo won’t have a Piece of Resistance or Kragle, but it will have the Millennium Falcon and one of the Empire’s Most Wanted. Disney said today that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct a Star Wars anthology pic starring Han Solo, the smuggler-turned-hero from the original trilogy. Lawrence Kasdan — who wrote Star Wars pics The Empire Strikes BackReturn Of The Jedi and the upcoming The Force Awakens — will script the new pic with… »

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Han Solo to Get ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Film from ’21 Jump Street’ Directors

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney had been promising a series of spinoffs to the powerful “Star Wars” franchise it acquired when it bought LucasFilm. Now the studio is preparing a new feature focusing on the life of young hero Han Solo, to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the partners who gained acclaim by helming “The Lego Movie” and the “21 Jump Street” films, a source close to the studio confirmed.

The Han Solo standalone is slated for a May 25, 2018 release date and is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote other franchise entries “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “The Force Awakens.” Jon Kasdan wrote and directed “The First Time,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and “In the Land of Women, »

- James Rainey

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Star Wars: Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Direct Han Solo Movie

1 hour ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A young Han Solo movie is a bad idea. So who better to direct it than a filmmaking duo that has a track record of turning bad ideas into great movies? Lucasfilm has announced that The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller will take the helm of an untitled Star Wars Anthology film focusing on the adventures of young Han Solo, slated for release on May 25, 2018. The picture already has a screenplay by The Empire Strikes Back writer and Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-writer Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan, who wrote and directed the indie drama In the Land of Women. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will produce, while Lawrence Kasdan will executive produce alongside Jason McGatlin, and Will Allegra is listed as co-producer. The official logline is as follows: The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch the Entire 'From Star Wars to Jedi' Documentary

5 July 2015 4:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Star Wars Celebration happening all weekend long, we thought it would be a good time to revisit a hidden gem in the franchise's canon, the 1983 TV documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. The entire 65-minute film was split up into nine segments on the official Star Wars YouTube page last May, but in case you missed it last year, you can watch it all right here. The documentary, which aired on PBS in December 1983, was written by Richard Schickel, who previously wrote the TV documentaries The Making of Star Wars (1977) and Sp FX: The Empire Strikes Back.

Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of »

- MovieWeb

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Comparing the UK and Us box offices in 2015

5 July 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week in The Callow Way, Neil Calloway looks at the similarities and differences at the British and American box offices…

With Britain currently experiencing a heatwave, it’s probably not the best time to visit the cinema, but it is a great time to compare the UK and Us box office figures for 2015 so far.

The first thing to note is that the box office figures are for the UK, Ireland and Malta, for reasons unknown to me but are surely a bizarre mix of history and film distribution politics. The second thing worth noting is how similar it is to the Us box office (which is actually the box office for the Us and Canada). Of the top ten for both territories, eight films appear in both lists. The top three for both countries are exactly the same films, in the same order. Number one is Jurassic World, »

- Neil Calloway

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The Week in Star Wars – First Order Stormtrooper details, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets revealed, Rogue One begins filming and more

5 July 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s edition of The Week in Star Wars, new information about the First Order Stormtroopers revealed, plenty of Lego Star Wars bits and pieces and the secret history of Obi Wan Kenobi…

Kicking things off with only a couple bits of The Force Awakens news (which is bound to explode this coming week with Disney heading to Comic-Con this week to promote the film), and a couple of toy displays have given us some new details on the new First Order and their legion of Stormtroopers. The tyranny of imperial rule sparked rebellion, and the Stormtrooper legions were scattered in the aftermath of the Empire’s fall,” the packaging reads. “Now, the rise of the First Order ushered in the next chapter in the Stormtrooper’s legacy as a new era of ruthless brutality begins.” Read the rest of the packing here, and check out a promo »

- Luke Owen

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Could These New Star Wars Stories Inspire Standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi Movies?

2 July 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In recent weeks, Star Wars rumors have been spread around the internet about the possibility of us at some point in the future seeing a trilogy of movies centered specifically around the adventures of the great Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. There hasn't been any official announcement about this plan, and for now it remains just an option, but if the franchise should decide to go in that direction, the current run of Marvel Comics are providing filmmakers what could be source material from which they can work. The Star Wars line of Marvel Comics has been slowly-but-surely been filling the time gap in the series between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, but Yahoo! is reporting that an upcoming issue will tell the story of the years that Obi-Wan Kenobi spent on Tatooine following the "death" of Anakin Skywalker and the "birth" of Darth Vader. The »

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'Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales' Trailer Kills Off Jar Jar Binks

1 July 2015 5:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales set to debut on Disney Xd next week, the network has released the first trailer and four new photos from the animated TV series, featuring some of our favorite Star Wars characters. The photos give us our first look at Lego versions of Yoda, R2-D2, C-3Po, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, while the trailer offers fans some alternate takes on some of the franchise's more memorable moments, including a much different fate for Jar-Jar Binks. The series will consist of five 22-minute episodes, debuting Monday, July 6 at 6:30 Pm on Disney Xd.

As its title suggests, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is a re-telling of the Star Wars universe through the eyes of C3P0 and R2D2. Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, »

- MovieWeb

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Which is better, 'Terminator' or 'Terminator 2'?

1 July 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ever since the release of 1991's groundbreaking visual effects spectacle "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," folks have been wondering and debating: is the sequel actually better than the original movie? Both have their defenders, though "T2" falls into that rare category of sequels ("The Godfather Part II," "Aliens," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Evil Dead II," "Spider-Man 2," et al.) that are generally upheld as either equal or superior to their predecessors. So which is the better movie? This week seems like the perfect time to re-hash the question. Will you vote for the lean, mean original or its bigger-budget, CGI-enhanced sequel? Hot tip: if you think "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" is superior to both of those, please don't ever leave your house again. Vote below as if your future depended on it. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales to premiere on Disney Xd next week, watch the trailer here

1 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As we count down to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego and Lucasfilm are set to retell the entire Saga from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3Po in the new animated series Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, and it has been announced that the first episode will air on Disney Xd this coming Monday, July 6th at 6.30pm. Subsequent episodes will air on a monthly basis leading into the hotly-anticipated release of Episode VII this December.

Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3Po and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a »

- Gary Collinson

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Minions topples Jurassic World with biggest ever UK opening for an animated film

1 July 2015 2:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 26th June to Sunday 28th June 2015…

 

Universal Pictures continued its stellar box office run this past weekend with the release of the Despicable Me spinoff Minions, which dethroned Jurassic World at the top of the UK chart with a solid opening weekend of £11,558,946. That’s a record for the franchise, surpassing the £9.95 million debut of Despicable Me 2, and the biggest ever three-day opening for an animated film on these shores.

See Also: Read our interview with Minions directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

In other good news for Universal, Jurassic World pushed its UK haul to £48.9 million and counting, making it the biggest UK release of the year, and indeed the biggest film since Skyfall back in 2012.

In addition to Minions, two other newcomers cracked the top ten this week, with the Eli Roth-helmed Keanu Reeves »

- Gary Collinson

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Pictures of the Sdcc exclusive Lego Star Wars Dagobah set

29 June 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Slimey? My home this is!

Those heading to this year’s San Diego Comic Con will be interested to see the below images of the upcoming Lego Dagobah set from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which will be available exclusively at the event.

Check out the images below:

While Star Wars fans await any bit of The Force Awakens news from San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Lego has announced a return to the franchise’s roots. The toy company will release a 177-piece Dagobah set exclusively at Comic-Con as a recreation of one of the most iconic scenes from The Empire Strikes Back. The Outer Rim planet was home to Yoda after his exile and served as the training grounds for Luke Skywalker. Both Skywalker’s X-wing and Yoda’s hut are a part of the set.

To purchase the set fans must pick up a ticket at the Pavilion Terrace. »

- Luke Owen

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Great Movies With Questionable Trailers

28 June 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Every now and again a movie trailer comes along that is all kinds of wrong for the movie it is trying to promote. This is a list of some of the worst head scratchers.

Just because a movie is good doesn’t necessarily mean that its trailer is as well. Many times the filmmakers responsible for the film itself don’t have much input (if any) into the trailer. When that happens, the trailer can end up misinterpreting the intent of the film. At other times, the trailer may try too hard to get audiences interested in the film, going so far as to show all the  best parts from the film. This includes giving away the twists or the ending, such that people who may have watched the trailer before seeing the film already know how it ends. This is a look at some of the worst offenders, those »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Comic Con 2015 Friday Schedule

26 June 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room

The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »

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Jurassic World fends off competition from Take That at the UK box office

24 June 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 19th June to Sunday 21st June 2015…

Universal’s box office juggernaut Jurassic World has retained top spot here in the UK, pulling in a whopping second weekend haul of £11.1 million to leave its gross on these shores just shy of £40 million so far. It’s only the second time ever that a film has earned over £10 million at the second weekend of asking, with Skyfall holding the record of £16.1 million back in 2012.

Elsewhere in the chart, four new entries managed to crack the top ten, with Take That Live earning £965,000 to claim second place, followed by Mr. Holmes with £741,080 in fourth, Entourage in fifth place with £632,754, and The Longest Ride pulling in $419,047 to take seventh.

Number one this time last year: The Fault in Our Stars

1. Jurassic World – £11,133,912 weekend (2 weeks)

2. Take That Live £965,000 weekend (New)

3. Spy – £922,399 weekend (3 weeks »

- Gary Collinson

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Jurassic World fights off Take That at UK box office

23 June 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World has fought off competition from Take That to retain the number one spot at the UK box office, with takings of £11.1 million.

The Chris Pratt-starring dinosaur movie has now earned £38.5 million in the UK alone in its first two weeks of release, smashing cinema records across the world in the process.

Take That's live show from The O2 in London is at number two, after taking £965,000 at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Spy dips to three with £922,399 and Sir Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is a new entry at four with takings of £741,080.

Entourage is another new entry and rounds out the top five with £632,754.

Elsewhere at the UK box office, The Longest Ride is a new entry at seven, while The Empire Strikes Back remains in the top ten thanks to Secret Cinema.

The UK box office top 10 in full:

1. (1) Jurassic World - £11,133,912

2. (-) Take That Live £965,000

3. (2) Spy »

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Take That give Jurassic World a run for its money at UK box office

23 June 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World has fought off competition from Take That to retain the number one spot at the UK box office, with takings of £11.1 million.

The Chris Pratt-starring dinosaur movie has now earned £38.5 million in the UK alone in its first two weeks of release, smashing cinema records across the world in the process.

Take That's live show from The O2 in London is at number two, after taking £965,000 at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Spy dips to three with £922,399 and Sir Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is a new entry at four with takings of £741,080.

Entourage is another new entry and rounds out the top five with £632,754.

Elsewhere at the UK box office, The Longest Ride is a new entry at seven, while The Empire Strikes Back remains in the top ten thanks to Secret Cinema.

The UK box office top 10 in full:

1. (1) Jurassic World - £11,133,912

2. (-) Take That Live £965,000

3. (2) Spy »

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New Dagobah and Action Comics #1 Lego sets revealed for Sdcc 2015

22 June 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lego continues to reveal new sets that will be made available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con this year; last week came the Throne of Ultron, and now two new sets have been revealed: A micro recreation of the X-Wing and Yoda’s hut from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and a recreation of the classic cover of Action Comics #1. Check them out below:

See Also: Sam Wilson Captain America to get the Lego treatment for Sdcc 2015

As cool as these sets are, they unfortunately have taken a page from Throne of Ultron’s book, and are actually not that exclusive, apart from the Sdcc packaging they’ll come in. Neither set contain pieces or minifigures that fans can’t already purchase elsewhere, meaning that – while they’ll remain must-buys for hardcore collectors – they aren’t as elusive or exciting as past sets.

The Action Comics #1 recreation for example, »

- James Garcia

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The link between Batman Begins, Training Day & Karate Kid 3

22 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

What do Batman Begins, Training Day and The Karate Kid, Part III all have in common? Ryan explains...

Nb: The following contains mild spoilers for Batman Begins, Training Day and The Karate Kid, Part III.

In The Karate Kid, it's Mr Miyagi. In Back To The Future, it's Doc Brown. In X-Men, it's Professor Xavier. The mentor is a familiar archetype in the movies, and it's a device which is as old as storytelling itself.

The mentor is commonly characterised as a wise, usually much older being who provides wisdom and useful objects to a story's hero or heroine. The Star Wars movies have introduced numerous mentor figures in the entries released so far: dignified old Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, the benevolent Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn, the mentor for a young Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace.

In each instance, we see the mentor provide their students with teaching and gifts »

- ryanlambie

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