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Donald Glover (Community, Magic Mike Xxl) is one of those young actors that fans keep wanting to cast in everything. He's funny, charismatic, handsome, quick witted and has that kind of boy next door air to him that Hollywood loves. Most notably there was a huge campaign for him to play Spider-Man, though obviously that ended up not happening (in live-action, at least). As soon as Disney officially announced their Star Wars prequel film about a young Han Solo, Glover's name once again topped fan casting lists. Not for Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich has that role), obviously, but for his old pal Lando Calrissian. The character, who we first met when he betrayed Han in The Empire Strikes Back, wasn't even initially confirmed to be in the movie, but people were just...
- Peter Hall
Fans of Community, Atlanta, The Martian, and Childish Gambino can now look forward even more to heading to a galaxy far, far away in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars standalone film, because Donald Glover has officially been cast as a young Lando Calrissian.
Press Release (via StarWars.com): Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich -- previously cast as Han Solo -- in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld -- years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth »
- Derek Anderson
Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.
Directors Lord and Miller said:
“We’re so »
- Kellvin Chavez
In August rumors circulated that the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff was casting a young Lando Calrissian. Now, we can officially say that Donald Glover has joined the galaxy far, far away. Lucasfilm announced that the “Atlanta” creator has been cast as Solo’s frenemy, originally played by Billy Dee Williams in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”
The upcoming “Star Wars” standalone movie will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. The film will tell the young smuggler’s backstory years before the events involving Luke, Leia, and Darth Vader. Fans will also get to see Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.
“We’re so lucky »
- Liz Calvario
Lando Calrissian! Donald Glover has landed the highly coveted role of Lando Calrissian in the yet-to-be titled Han Solo stand-alone spin-off film, which is expected in theaters summer 2018. Lucasfilm announced the casting themselves in a statement released earlier this afternoon. Glover now joins Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), who has signed on for the title role, in a film that will depict the formative years of the two scoundrels-turned-heroes and will of course, take place long before the events of The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi where he reunited with Solo and joined Luke Skywalker & Leia Organa in the fight against Darth Vader and the Empire. In their statement, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller gave their seal of approval and expressed their excitement at getting a chance to work with him: "We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us... These are big shoes to fill, »
“Atlanta” star Donald Glover has been cast as Lando Calrissian in Lucasfilm’s upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff focusing on a young Han Solo. TheWrap reported in August that the filmmakers were looking to cast a young Lando, a fan favorite and gambling enthusiast who appeared in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” for the film centered around Solo that’s currently in development. Billy Dee Williams played Lando in the original film, and he reprised the role in the “Star Wars Rebels” episodes “Idiot’s Array” and “Siege of Lothal.” The upcoming and as-yet untitled film is »
- Matt Pressberg
Every young Han Solo needs a rival scoundrel in a young Lando Calrissian. Today, we learn that the man playing opposite Alden Ehrenreich will be none other than Atlanta star, Donald Glover. More after the drop.
While the search for Han Solo was long, arduous, and included a short list of actors get narrowed down to Alden Ehrenreich, the search for the man who'd play young Lando Calrissian wasn't as publicized. Today, Lucasfilm has announced that the man playing the iconic scoundrel will be actor, comedian, and Grammy-nominated artist Donald Glover.
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever. »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
In the build up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was rumoured that the film would include a flashback sequence of the Bespin duel from The Empire Strikes Back, something that seemed to be supported by the release of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker figures as part of The Force Awakens’ toy line.
Well, it turns out that was almost the case, with The Star Wars Show posting a snippet of J.J. Abrams’ director’s commentary from the upcoming 3D Blu-ray release of the movie, where the filmmaker reveals that the big showdown between father and son was intended to feature as part of Rey’s Force vision – or ‘Forceback’.
“Touching the lightsaber triggers what we call the ‘Forceback.’ There were many iterations of this. In one, from the Cloud City Corridor, she looked down and saw Vader fighting Luke, which we ended up cutting. We »
- Gary Collinson
One of the most interesting- and convention-breaking- sequences in Star Wars: The Force Awakens occurred when Rey (Daisy Ridley) touched the lightsaber that once belonged to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker. Something that had never happened in a Star Wars film before, a flashback, occurred. Today I'd like to share with you an interesting segment of that flashback- or...Forceback...as J.J. Abrams calls it- that was cut from that sequence.
According to Abrams, there was going to be a recreated sequence from The Empire Strikes Back that was going to factor into Rey's Forceback in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I'll let him reveal and explain it to you in his own words:
"Touching the lightsaber triggers what we call the 'Forceback.' There were many iterations of this. In one, from this Cloud City Corridor, she looked down and saw Vader fighting Luke, which we ended up cutting. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Several weeks ago, I shared with you a rumor that was making the rounds at the time that could have tantalizing ramifications for Game of Thrones fans. Today, I can happily confirm the core bit of news from that rumor.
In that original report, I shared with you that the actor who played Gendry- a bastard son of Robert Baratheon's- was spotted at the airport near one of the locations where Game of Thrones was filming for its upcoming seventh season. At the time, there was a possibility that Joe Dempsie was just visiting old friends on the set, but now we know much better.
Game of Thrones fan site Watchers On The Wall has shared a video that depicts Dempsie, as Gendry, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Marvel's Black Panther has an impressive cast that's been the talk of the town for a while. A venerable who's-who of promising black talent, Ryan Coogler's film is going to be a big deal when it arrives in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to a new report another rising star has signed on for Black Panther, and it's one that has legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg's stamp of approval.
Variety is reporting that Letitia Wright, who is set to appear in Spielberg's Ready Player One, has signed on to join the cast of Black Panther. This means she'll be acting alongside the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke.
As of this time there's no word on who Wright will be playing Black Panther, so let the rumors begin about who the 22-year-old has been cast as.
Considering her youthful look, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
A frequent topic this year has been the way Warner Bros- a studio that prides itself on being filmmaker-driven- has been somewhat unkind to its filmmakers lately. With Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, there was all that controversy that erupted when the studio forced director Zack Snyder to cut 30 minutes off of the film's running time which resulted in a theatrical cut that many people found to be very lacking. Then there were all of the reports that came out post-Suicide Squad, that revealed that director David Ayer's film was chopped up into multiple different variations and that he didn't have the final say over what made it into the theatrical cut.
This brings us to some new comments from James Wan, who'll be directing Aquaman for Warner Bros- a film that is part of the same DC Extended Universe franchise as the aforementioned movies. During a recent interview, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Despite having a fairly straightforward story, Star Wars: The Force Awakens still had its fair share of mysteries by the time the film ended; chief among them was the cryptic "force vision" experienced by Rey. In a new commentary excerpt from the upcoming Blu-ray Collector's Edition of the movie, director J.J. Abrams has provided some context on the scene, along with a pivotal moment that was cut. In the film's final sequence, Rey discovers Luke Skywalker's lightsaber in Maz Kanata's castle, and upon touching it, is beset by a vision that includes the hallways of Cloud City, the Knights of Ren, a hooded Luke Skywalker, and a flashback to being left on Jakku as a child. According to Abrams, the scene originally was supposed to feature Rey witnessing the epic battle between Luke and Darth Vader (from The Empire Strikes Back) in the deep passages of Cloud City. "Touching the »
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed its limited edition life-size Han Solo in Carbonite from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, which is available to pre-order now, priced at $7499.00 and is expected to ship January – March 2017. A sixth scale version is also available, priced at $249.99.; take a look below…
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This magnificent seven-and-a-half foot tall replica captures every detail of the frozen smuggler with stunning realism, just moments after his affectionate parting words, “I know,” in The Empire Strikes Back. Harrison Ford’s likeness expertly recreated in fiberglass and high-quality materials, film-accurate light effects in the base, side panels, and rear power canisters provide added authenticity to Solo’s carbonite prison. Jabba’s most sought-after trophy can now belong to you, as a truly unique centerpiece in any home theater, mancave or Star Wars display.
The Han Solo in Carbonite Sixth Scale Figure manages to capture (Ha… »
- Amie Cranswick
Once upon a time, Sony had extremely vast, extremely expansive plans for Spider-Man. The studio owns the movie rights for the character, of course, and they saw what Marvel Studios was doing and decided they wanted in on that action. They were going to turn the Spider-Man franchise into its own cinematic universe. They felt that since they had access to all of his great rogues, and his popular supporting cast, that they had enough material to make a whole Spider-Man world- complete with sequels, spinoffs, and offshoots.
Then those plans all came crashing down, quite famously, and Sony soon found themselves at the Marvel Studios offices asking, "Instead of continuing to build our own universe, can we just get Spider-Man into yours?" And a deal was struck.
Many of the particulars of the deal have remained shrouded in mystery. As of now, we know that Spider-Man made his much-ballyhooed »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
By: Carson Blackwelder
The pool of composers that have been nominated for best original score since the year 2000 is smaller than you might think. In what is an Oscar category that the general public doesn’t pay that much attention to, analyzing the past decade and a half of nominees provides insight into what seems to be quite the exclusive group of talent.
In the post-2000 landscape of the best original score category, there have been fewer than 40 different nominees — out of a potential 80 — and about half of those have been repeats. Those with the most nominations have been John Williams with 12 as well as Thomas Newman and Alexandre Desplat, both with eight, while everyone else has had four or fewer nominations. Those with repeated nominations have garnered about 80 percent of the potential nominations.
Looking back at their entire Oscar history, Williams »
- Carson Blackwelder
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Fake Sequel of the Day: Screen Rant's fan trailer for Frozen 2 pits Elsa against Big Hero 6 villain Yokai and also mashes in characters from Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-e, The Incredibles and Zootopia: Mashup of the Day: Darth Vader learns about the Millennium Falcon's cloaking device during the events of The Empire Strikes Back in this Veep parody sketch from Nerdist: Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of The Empire Strikes Back, this kid's tauntaun/rider Halloween costume is one of the coolest we've ever seen. See additional photos at Geek Tyrant. Crowdfunding...
- Christopher Campbell
Is there anything worse than the widening pit of quicksand that nostalgia has become?
It’s one thing when we’re constantly forced to deal with the ‘member berry’-centric society of fandom. My expectations of fans is lower that current metrics are able to track. Every time you think that rock bottom has been achieved, some malcontent finds a more ludicrous way to embarrass themselves. Like the fans that created a petition to ‘ban’ Rotten Tomatoes for their negative Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reviews. Because apparently there are those who believe that democracy is somehow applicable and that companies would shut down a profitable website because 28,000 misguided DC comics’ fans said so.
Yes, fans can be the worst. To be fair, they can also be the best. But for every fan who recreates »
- Anghus Houvouras
As he gears up to go into production early next year, director J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) has been talking about his upcoming Jurassic World sequel, stating that it will be “darker and scarier” than last year’s blockbuster, and will “takes the story where it has never been before.”
“It will be darker and scarier than the previous film,” Bayona tells Efe. “Obviously when you have Chris Pratt, it will also be very funny. But it will be darker. It is a second step in a trilogy, and the second step is always dark as in The Empire Strikes back or the Wrath of Khan, which are the examples you always get.”
“The film takes the story where it has never been before. To me, it surprised me,” he continued. “We are going to places where the saga has never been before, and at the same time we are paying tribute to the franchise. »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Brew Oct 19, 2016
Fantastic Beasts is now five films. There's a further Planet Of The Apes movie planned. Whatever happened to the traditional movie trilogy?
Amongst the flood of movie news that arrived in our inbox last week, two stories in particular caught my eye.
The first was that War For The Planet Of The Apes, the eagerly-awaited continuation – and assumed conclusion – of the story thus far told in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – would be the conclusion of that particular story. That the new trilogy of films would be complete upon its release.
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