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As you likely know by now, today is Star Wars day (May the 4th), with fans celebrating this iconic franchise all over the world. LucasFilm has already announced that the annual Star Wars Celebration will take place in Orlando, Florida next year, while unveiling a new trailer and details for the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game, set to be released on June 28. Another pivotal figure in the Star Wars universe, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story director Chris Miller, celebrated this special day by giving fans a sneak peek at the movie, unveiling a photo of the title character's iconic blaster.
The director revealed that he "can't wait to get 'shooting'" on his official Twitter page, along with a photo of the iconic Han Solo blaster. Some fans had hoped that, perhaps, the filmmakers or the studio would announce who is actually playing Han Solo in this adventure, »
Back in January, an unconfirmed report claimed that LucasFilm was narrowing down its candidates to play the iconic Han Solo in Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo, which Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing. That report claimed that a final decision could be made in a matter of weeks, since whoever is cast may have a cameo role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but that was never confirmed. Today we have word from The Hollywood Reporter that Disney and LucasFilm have narrowed the field down to a handful of finalists, including Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Taron Egerton (Eddie the Eagle).
The report claims that those three actors tested for the role in London last week, and that they were plucked from a group of 10 finalists. Others who reportedly tested in London are Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Emory Cohen. They were »
Meg Ryan will be honored with the Sonoma Salute Award at the 19th Sonoma Film Festival, a five-day program dedicated to the best in film, food, wine and spirits.
During a tribute event in Sonoma, Calif. on March 31, the actress-director will be celebrated with a special screening of “Ithaca,” her 2015 directorial feature film debut. Starring in over 40 films, Ryan’s most memorable acting performances include “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) and “You’ve Got Mail” (1998). More recently, she starred in “In the Land of Women” (2007), “Serious Moonlight” (2009) and episodes of Lisa Kudrow’s Hulu comedy “Web Therapy” in 2013.
This year’s festival — which will present over 100 films — will open with Joachim Trier’s Jesse Eisenberg-starring drama “Louder Than Bombs” and conclude with the French romantic comedy “The Sense of Wonder. »
- Alyssa Sage
Disney's blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought back the iconic Han Solo (Harrison Ford) for the first time in 32 years, although this reuinon with fans was bittersweet, to say the least. While there have been rumors that this beloved character will return in Star Wars: Episode VIII, nothing is set in stone yet, but even if he doesn't appear in that movie, we'll get to see a younger version of Han Solo in the new Star Wars spinoff Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo. As of now, Disney and LucasFilm haven't made a final decision about who will be cast yet, a report from earlier this month revealed that Jack Reynor and Logan Lerman are on the short list for this role, and both of them recently spoke about this project with MTV.
If a report from earlier this week is to be believed, Disney and LucasFilm will be casting the title character in Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo within the next few weeks. The report claims that there are roughly a dozen young actors still in the running to play Han Solo, including Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner. Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams was recently asked by Variety if he has any advice for the young actor who will take on this iconic role. Here's what he had to say, which may surprise you.
"Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark. It'll all be right there."
Yesterday, a new report revealed Disney and LucasFilm's casting short list for their second Star Wars spinoff Han Solo. The studio has already set a May 25, 2018 release date, with production scheduled to begin in January 2017. Buried within Variety's report is an intriguing yet unconfirmed detail, which claims that whoever lands the Han Solo role will also make an appearance in this year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The report claims there is still one month left of principal photography on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and that Han Solo may have a small cameo in this spinoff, before moving on to the Han Solo standalone. Both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Han Solo spinoff take place in the waning years between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan confirmed earlier this »
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens currently shredding box office records left and right, fan interest in this beloved franchise has never been higher. Production is still under way on the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters this December, with filming starting soon on Star Wars: Episode VIII, in theaters May 2017. After those two adventures arrive, Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo is set to debut in May 2018, which offers new insight into the iconic Han Solo character, set 10 years before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Today, Variety reports that Disney and LucasFilm are close to finding the actor who will play the young Han Solo, with the short list narrowed down to approximately a dozen candidates.
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