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Donald Glover's Lando steals the show in new Solo: A Star Wars Story images

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Set about ten years before Han Solo (Harrison Ford) met up with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) in that cantina in Mos Eisley, Solo: A Star Wars Story finds the character eager to prove his worth among the undesirables of the galactic underworld. "It really is a rite of passage," Solo director Ron Howard told Entertainment Weekly.... Read More...
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Ron Howard Shares First Solo Reactions: What Can We Expect?

Ron Howard Shares First Solo Reactions: What Can We Expect?
If you're one of the many Star Wars fans feeling a bit concerned that the upcoming Han Solo movie may not be all that great, you may have reason to ease your mind just a teeny tiny tad. Even though he's the guy that (mostly) directed Solo and his words need to be put through a filter of positivity, Ron Howard has shared the first encouraging reactions online. This sci-fi-fi adventure has had some small screenings and, based on what Howard has to say, it sounds like they went quite well.

Ron Howard has been very active on social media ever since taking over the gig directing Solo: A Star Wars Story. Recently, a fan who posted a photo of himself with a standee for the movie at a theater engaged the director to help him out a bit. "My wife reluctantly took this photo, tell her she must go see your movie with me!
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‘Solo’ Cast and Crew Share Story Details and Comments on Han’s Relationships

In a little over a month, the origin story (of sorts) of one of a far, far-away galaxy's most infamous smugglers will hit theaters around the world. Solo: A Star Wars Story seeks to tell the tale of one Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich stepping in as a more youthful version of the talented pilot made famous by Harrison Ford. And while Solo acts as not only the title character but also the anchor of the anthology film, it's really Han's relationships that he forms over the course of his life that make him a well-…
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New Solo: A Star Wars Story character promo images revealed with Topps Trading Cards

Thanks to Topps, we’ve got a whole host of new promotional images for next month’s Star Wars Anthology movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, courtesy of the upcoming range of trading cards; take a look here…

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A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca,
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Japanese poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story revealed

While most of the world has just over a month to wait for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Anthology movie isn’t making its way to Japan until June 29th, as highlighted on this new poster for the film, which features our heroes (maybe ‘scoundrels’ is a better term?) alongside the Millennium Falcon.

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See Also: Ron Howard says Alden Ehrenreich is not doing a Harrison Ford impression in Solo: A Star Wars Story

A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
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Ron Howard took over Solo: A Star Wars Story as a “true believer” in what it could be

Ron Howard, who has taken over directing responsibilities of Solo: A Star Wars Story, has spoken about his choice to helm the film.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is only a handful of weeks away and fans are eagerly anticipating just how the film will play out, especially considering that movie saw a change in directors halfway through.

Howard, who took over from Phil Lord and Chris Miller after the two were ousted over creative differences, was uncertain to begin with but has revealed that he took the job because he “felt like I could help.”

Speaking to Empire Magazine (via Cbm), Howard said: “I jumped in as a bit of an adventure really, a kind of cinematic adventure for Ron. It wasn’t long before I had fallen completely in love with it, and I feel passionate and connected to this movie as anything I’ve done. It’s been an exciting,
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New Han Solo Was Never Meant to Be a Harrison Ford Impersonation

New Han Solo Was Never Meant to Be a Harrison Ford Impersonation
The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story, has received a lot of hate on the Internet in recent months over the lead actor playing Han Solo not sounding or acting like Harrison Ford's Han Solo at all. While this seems like a big issue for many fans, it turns out it was not the biggest concern for director Ron Howard.

While the trailers and promotions are actually starting to look good for the upcoming spin-off, seemingly vanquishing all worries that the final product will be bad, the acting of star Alden Ehrenreich has still been a major concern for Star Wars fans. The character he has been seen playing in the trailers may seem like a fun and relatable character, but many people are having trouble seeing him as a young Han Solo. He may look like Han, but to many fans, he
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Steven Spielberg to direct DC film Blackhawk

As if the DC news couldn’t get more exciting with the announcement of Cathy Yan directing a Birds of Prey film comes news that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have attracted one of the biggest names in directing to their slate. Steven Spielberg, fresh off directing Ready Player One, has been announced to join DC to direct Blackhawk, a film about a group of fighter pilots within the DC universe.

Created in the 1941 in the comic of the same name, Blackhawk centers on a team of World War II fighter pilots who are led by a mysterious man known as Blackhawk and face down fantastical threats. It was a very popular title throughout the 1940s, outselling most comics save Superman. The team has gone through several changes, but it is always led by a leader named Blackhawk or Lady Blackhawk. Their popularity in comics wanes from time to time now,
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Steven Spielberg Headed To The World Of DC Comics For Blackhawk

The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce and potentially direct an adaptation of DC Comics property Blackhawk, the WWII action-adventure hero who first sprung onto the tiles in 1941.

On script duties is David Koepp, a frequent Spielberg collaborator whose work spans Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, with the full force of Amblin Entertainment ready to produce alongside Warner Bros.

Spielberg, meanwhile, has agreed to develop and produce Blackhawk, though WB is said to be angling it as a potential directing vehicle. Should a deal place, it would mark the filmmaker’s first major foray into the world of DC Comics, and there is perhaps no character better suited to Spielberg than Blackhawk, whose WWII roots ought to whisk the illustrious director back to his days on Band of Brothers – albeit with an added superhero twist.
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Solo Star Excited to Be ‘First Woman of Color’ With Major Star Wars Role

Thandie Newton opens up about being one of the first women of color to take on a lead role in a Star Wars film via playing Val in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story prequel. Starring Alden Ehrenreich as the younger iteration of Harrison Ford’s iconic galactic smuggler, the movie dives deep into the criminal underworld of the galaxy far, far away during the Empire’s height of power.
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Ron Howard says Alden Ehrenreich is not doing a Harrison Ford impression in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ron Howard has said that Alden Ehrenreich, the star of Solo: A Star Wars Story was never supposed to be doing a Harrison Ford impression.

As soon as news hit that there would be a prequel movie revolving around a young Han Solo, fans were busy discussing if anyone could possibly replace Harrison Ford.

Ron Howard, the director of Solo, has revealed that they never wanted the actor cast as Han to try and copy Ford, telling Empire Magazine (via ScreenRant) about the thinking behind Ehrenreich’s performance:

“It was always clear from the beginning, before I was involved, that it was not going to be an impression of Harrison. No one wanted that,” Howard said. “Part of Han Solo’s character is sort of a vibe and a feel and a body language.”

Some fans are still worried whether they will be able to accept Alden as Han but
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New Solo TV Trailer Takes Han and Lando on a Wild Ride

We have some new footage from Solo, the next exciting chapter in the ongoing standalone Star Wars Story series. Disney and Lucasfilm have released a new TV spot that features quite a bit of new footage. Specifically, this spot showcases the Millennium Falcon and it's role in the movie. We also get more of Donald Glover's Lando. Even if Alden Ehrenreich can't win us over as a young Han, this whole thing may be worth it for the new Lando if this new footage is any indication.

Lucasfilm has started to push the marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story recently, as the movie is set to arrive in theaters on May 25. They've slowly been revealing more and more of the actual young Han Solo to us, but in some ways, it still feels like they're leaning heavily on the other aspects of the movie, and it's easy to see why.
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New Solo Pics See Han’s Ragtag Crew Prepare For The Heist Of The Century

Empire Magazine has crowned Solo: A Star Wars Story as the worthy cover star of its latest issue, and don’t we know all about it.

In the past 24 hours alone, we’ve been treated to two new action shots of Han and the Conveyex (an At-at on wheels, essentially), along with a TV spot designed to spotlight that oh-so-satisfying moment when the Millennium Falcon takes flight – presumably to escape some oncoming Tie Fighters. And that’s not all.

There’s also been a sneak peek at Corellia as it appears in Ron Howard’s Star Wars Anthology, not to mention the fact that Alden Ehrenreich was encouraged to bring his own performance to the table during the midst of production, as opposed to simply aping Harrison Ford’s own turn as the scruffy looking nerf-herder.

And though he isn’t exactly a one-to-one replacement – hell, we’d even argue
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New Solo TV Spot Reveals Billy Dee Williams Inspiration

A new TV spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story shines a spotlight on Lando Calrissian, revealing a neat original trilogy callback in the process. While fans needed to see footage of Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han before becoming convinced he could follow the footsteps of Harrison Ford, most everyone instantly fell in love with Donald Glover’s casting as Lando. Carrying himself with all the suave coolness we’ve come to associate with Calrissian, the Atlanta creator comfortably slid into the role and is poised to be one of Solo’s highlights. Lando is unfortunately absent from the proceedings of the sequel trilogy, so it’s nice to see one of the spinoffs flesh him out a little more.
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Lucasfilm Never Wanted Alden Ehrenreich To Impersonate Harrison Ford In Solo

Speculation about Solo: A Star Wars Story has been disconcertingly negative ever since Lucasfilm, and original co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller parted ways over “creative differences,” which resulted in the Disney subsidiary bringing aboard two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard to see the picture through its remaining production schedule. That being said, the situation regarding Solo’s success didn’t become dire until it was reported that a source close to the film was criticizing Alden Ehrenreich’s portrayal of the titular protagonist.

Roughly three weeks ago, an unnamed cast member allegedly disclosed that the actor’s performance as Han Solo was “just not good enough.” Don’t fret, though superfans; the informant did appear to support Ehrenreich’s abilities throughout the backstabbing, saying that “Alden’s not a bad actor,” it’s just “trying to mimic Harrison Ford is really tough.” To further complicate things, a recent rumour
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Mark Hamill Shares More Thoughts on The Last Jedi and Possible Appearance In Episode IX

As we've learned since The Last Jedi has come out in theaters Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, is never afraid to voice his opinions on the Star Wars film. And we're learning even more about Hamill's opinions in a new interview with Games Radar. In the interview, Hamill weighs in on Snoke, Broom Boy and Episode IX.

It's no surprise that a lot of Star Wars fans expressed their anger online about certain choices director Rian Johnson made with The Last Jedi. Hamill says he understands why some people got upset. "I relate to the fans because I’m a fan myself," the actor says. "I understand that they have a deep investment, a sense of ownership, because I do too and the problem is, you just can’t please everyone."

But Hamill went on to say that those folks who get upset by the sudden, shocking death of Snoke
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Solo Star Was Never Meant to Do a Harrison Ford Impression

Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard says Alden Ehrenreich’s turn as Han Solo was never about doing an impression of Harrison Ford. Of course, the movie universe forever changed 41 years ago this May 25 when writer-director George Lucas’ first Star Wars film was released, introducing moviegoers worldwide to such soon-to-be iconic characters as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).
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Han Meets Chewie in New Solo TV Spot

Han Meets Chewie in New Solo TV Spot
A new TV spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story has just been released and it features some intriguing new footage, including young Han Solo meeting Chewie for the first time. The new spot is even more action packed than the full-length trailer that was released last week, which will more than likely make some hardcore Star Wars fans very excited. Lucasfilm held on to the footage for as long as they possibly could before releasing a teaser trailer at the beginning of the year. Fan reception has been mixed, but that's how it goes whenever anything with the Star Wars name comes out.

The new Solo TV spot shows off some more of the intense game of Sabacc, with Donald Glover's Lando letting out a whistle and Alden Ehrenreich's Han showing his cards to Chewie. We all know how the game goes, but it appears that it didn't start in Han's favor.
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Mark Hamill Says It’s Time For Him To Move On From Star Wars

Will he; won’t he?

That’s currently one of the most pressing questions floating around Star Wars: Episode IX, as budding fans theorize about Luke Skywalker’s potential involvement – or lack thereof – in the upcoming sequel.

If you recall, in a powerful and profound moment of self-sacrifice, Mark Hamill’s character gave his life in order to save the Resistance during the finale of Episode VIII, where he called on the Force to project a hologram of himself half-way across the galaxy. And so, once the penny dropped, Luke’s robes crumpled before our very eyes, as the iconic hero basked in the ethereal glow of a twin sunset.

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But the question remains: will Luke Skywalker feature in Episode IX? We’re inclined to say yes, perhaps in Force ghost form,
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Win ‘Brigsby Bear’ On DVD – Out Monday 16th April

Enter the Imaginative and Heartening World of Brigsby Bear with Dave McCary this coming Monday when the hit Sundance movie comes to UK DVD, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. To celebrate the release, we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD.

Dave McCary (writer and director at “Saturday Night Live”) makes his directorial debut with Brigsby Bear, “a truly original and remarkably touching comedy”. Co-written by Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello, Mooney stars as James, a young man whose world has just been turned upside down and as he transitions into his new life he relies on a children’s show he grew up with to get him through. Brigsby Bear also stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Claire Danes, Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award-winning Greg Kinnear, Emmy® nominated Matt Walsh (“Veep”) and Michaela Watkins. Brigsby Bear is available to
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