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Chris Pratt Wants Star-Lord To Meet Kingpin In A Future McU Film

6 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Marvel’s films take place in the same universe as their television shows, any form of crossover happening between the two is highly unlikely. True, we’ve seen a bit of it on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, but for the most part, the big and small screen don’t cross paths or have much to do with one another – aside from the odd reference or nod here and there. That being said, it’s not as if fans aren’t eager to have such a thing happen more often.

While it would no doubt be incredible to see heroes like Jessica Jones and Daredevil teaming up with the Avengers to take on Thanos in Infinity War, we wouldn’t hold our breath. Instead, there’s a better possibility of seeing some of the supporting characters make the transition, and one fan-favorite pick is Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Woody Harrelson Reveals He Was Robbed at Gunpoint After Booking 'Cheers'

22 January 2017 11:46 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Woody Harrelson is now a veteran actor known for starring in films like Kingpin, The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger (and soon the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff), but it turns out when he was just about to get his big break in the business, he had a harrowing experience.

Harrelson, at the Sundance Film Festival with his latest film Wilson, dropped by The Hollywood Reporter's Sundance lounge where he revealed that he had been robbed at gunpoint early on in his career.

He had just booked Cheers, the show that would launch his career. He bought a »

- Rebecca Ford

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Sundance 2017: 20 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

11 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s Sundance Film Festival is mere days from unspooling in snowy Park City, Utah and, with it comes a brand new year of indie filmmaking to get excited about. As ever, the annual festival is playing home to dozens of feature films, short offerings and technologically-influenced experiences, and while there’s plenty to anticipate seeing, we’ve waded through the lineup to pick out the ones we’re most looking forward to checking out.

From returning filmmakers like Alex Ross Perry and Gillian Robesepierre to a handful of long-gestating passion projects and at least one film about a ghost, we’ve got a little something for every stripe of film fan.

Read More: Sundance 2017: Check Out the Full Lineup, Including Competition Titles, Premieres and Shorts

Ahead, check out 20 titles we’re excited to finally check out at this year’s festival.


The trifecta behind previous Sundance »

- Chris O'Falt, Eric Kohn, Graham Winfrey, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Steve Greene and Zack Sharf

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Woody Harrelson To Be The Og Scoundrel In Han Solo: A Star Wars Story?

3 January 2017 8:40 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

You ask a random sampling of people who their favorite Star Wars character is, and there's a good-to-fair chance that one name will stand above all others: Han Solo. He's everyone's favorite lovable scoundrel (just don't call him scruffy looking!). We've known for some time that Lucasfilm is working on a film that would center on the smuggler's younger days, and it now looks like we may meet the man who taught him to be such a charming cad in the first place.

Variety is reporting that the script for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story includes a mentor figure, and if the man who's at the top of Lucasfilm's list to play him is any indication, he's going to be a straight-up "Og" scoundrel. The man they're trying to line up for the role? Woody Harrelson.

According to the news outlet, talks are still only in the earliest of stages, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Han Solo Movie Wants Woody Harrelson in Mentor Role

3 January 2017 3:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out and Star Wars: Episode VIII has finished filming, Disney and Lucasfilm can focus on the next movie they have set in a galaxy far, far away. That happens to the be the young Han Solo spin-off, and as production nears, the cast is starting to fill out. Now it looks like Woody Harrelson may be the next big name to join the Star Wars universe.

A report from Variety claims that Woody Harrelson is in early negotiations with Lucasfilm for a role in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spinoff. According to their sources, he will be playing something of a mentor to the legendary smuggler. The report notes that this is still in the very early stages, but he appears to be the studio's top choice for the part. Variety states that executives wanted an actor with "considerable clout »

- MovieWeb

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