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Alden Ehrenreich reveals he is set to return to the role of Han Solo for two more Star Wars movies

Solo: A Star Wars story has yet to hit our cinemas, but the actor playing the young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, has had a bout of the Tom Holland’s; he has let slip he will be returning to the role of Han Solo in two more Star Wars projects.

During an interview with Esquire, Ehrenreich let slip he had signed up for three movies as the younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. After being asked how many he has signed up for he replied “Three” before realising he may have just got himself into trouble with Lucasfilm, “I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But—yeah.”

So for anyone thinking his outing may have been just a one-off, we can now expect him to develop the character further. Whether it will be in further spin-offs or sequels to Solo isn’t clear.
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“If you come with me, you’re in this life for good.” New TV spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives

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Disney and LucasFilm have deemed us all worthy and released a new 60 second TV spot for Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The film will focus on Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures years before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian.

Alden Ehrenreich will take the lead as a young Han Solo, as well as Donald Glover as Lando, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca returning as familiar faces as well as Star Wars regular Warwick Davis. Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge are all new faces to join the ever-growing saga of brand new characters.

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Bourne and Shrek composer, John Powell has created the score becoming only the third ever composer to be allowed into the Star Wars fold which
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A new Trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has all your favorite characters

Hollywood Heroes™: May the Force be with you! Star Wars fans who are understandably nervous about Solo: A Star Wars Story may be able to breathe a small sigh of relief. Last night, the new Trailer was released for the film, starting up the hype train in earnest. Putting out a new Trailer right after the weekend’s other Star Wars related announcement, that this flick will be debuting at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, is our latest sign that we’re getting very close to returning to a galaxy far, far, away. You’ll be able to see this Trailer at the bottom of the post, but first…a bit about the film in question. The movie is, of course, the origin story for Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), infamous smuggle and fan favorite within the Star Wars universe. Here, he will be finding his way, all the while interacting
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Solo Gets Surprise Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

With 50 days and some change left until Solo hits theaters, fans attending the prestigious Cannes Film Festival will be among the first to see it. A new report reveals that, while the festival lineup is still being finalized, Disney and LucasFilm are planning a surprise premiere at the festival, with a special screening on Wednesday, May 15, ahead of the May 25 worldwide release of this Star Wars story. There is no indication yet if any of the stars or if director Ron Howard will be in attendance for this premiere.

It hasn't been confirmed yet when the U.S. premiere will take place yet either, but it will likely happen sometime after the Cannes premiere screening, perhaps later that week or over the weekend. There is no indication where the U.S. premiere will take place either, but the last three Star Wars movies have premiered in different Los Angeles locations.
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Composer John Powell to Receive Top Honor at Ascap Screen Awards

Composer John Powell to Receive Top Honor at Ascap Screen Awards
Composer John Powell will receive Ascap’s top honor, the Henry Mancini Award, at the performance rights organization’s annual Screen Awards. The event is scheduled for May 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers made the announcement on Thursday.

Powell, 54, is a veteran film composer who was Oscar-nominated for his 2010 score for “How to Train Your Dragon,” but is equally well-known for his propulsive action scores for the four “Bourne” movies starring Matt Damon. He recently scored “Ferdinand” and is currently finishing “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the second stand-alone film in the current “Star Wars” franchise.

His other films include the original “Shrek” (with Harry Gregson-Williams), three films in the “Ice Age” series, two “Happy Feet” and two “Rio” films, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” two “Kung Fu Panda” films (with Hans Zimmer),” “Hancock” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.
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Ron Howard reveals that recording is underway on the Solo: A Star Wars Story score

Having kept us regularly updated throughout the film’s production (well, its reshoots), director Ron Howard has now taken to social media to announce that recording is underway on the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.

John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon) has composed the score for the Anthology movie and is serving as conductor for the recording, while Star Wars legend John Williams has also contributed by putting together a theme for Alden Ehrenreich’s young smuggler.

See Also: Solo: A Star Wars Story looks great, but some have already made up their minds and will hate it regardless

#abbeyroad exciting day as full orchestra begins recording #SoloAStarWarsStory Gr8 score under #JohnPowell including a new #HanSolo theme by #johnwilliams pic.twitter.com/UfB20JJ2kk

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) March 10, 2018

See Also: Disney and Lucasfilm accused of plagiarism over Solo: A Star Wars Story
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Star Wars 9 Star Wants Finn to Hook Up with Rey, Not Rose or Poe

Star Wars 9 Star Wants Finn to Hook Up with Rey, Not Rose or Poe
Look out world, this could get quite controversial. But one Star Wars 9 star has decided that he wants his character to hook up with Jedi in training Rey as opposed to other romantic possibilities like Poe or Rose. And that's okay. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and this isn't coming from anywhere other than love for those two particular characters, so keep your outrage in check.

The Force Awakens was criticized by many fans for how similar it was to the very first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, but one of the main differences was there was not as much of a palpable romantic connection between any of the main characters like there was in A New Hope. While promoting his new movie Pacific Rim Uprising, John Boyega reveals that it seems those same fans who liked that there was no romance in the first movie, are
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‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams May Stop After ‘Episode IX’: ‘That Will Be Quite Enough for Me’

‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams May Stop After ‘Episode IX’: ‘That Will Be Quite Enough for Me’
There’s at least one member of the “Star Wars” galaxy who might not be saddling up for any further adventures after J.J. Abrams’ “Episode IX” wraps the Skywalker saga in 2019. NME reports (from a chat on California radio station Kusc) that longtime composer John Williams might be leaving the franchise after Abrams’ film arrives in 2019.

Williams told Kusc: “We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one [‘Star Wars’ movie] now that I will hopefully do next year for him. I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”

The film would be the ninth “Star Wars” feature for the lauded composer, as he’s previously scored the original film “A New Hope,” plus sequels “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” followed by prequels “The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith,” and the latest installments “The
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John Williams says Episode IX will be his final Star Wars score

Given his advancing years, it was only a matter of time before John Williams decided to call time on Star Wars, and the legendary composer has revealed to Los Angeles radio station Kusc that next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX will be his final score for the saga.

J.J. Abrams is preparing one now that I will hopefully do next year for him,” said Williams. “It will round up the series of nine that will be quite enough for me. Disney will take it further and they will probably continue on to do Star Wars for decades. So I think it’s all good.”

Williams has scored every Star Wars movie except Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, if you’re counting that), and while he won’t be scoring May’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, he has previously confirmed that he
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John Williams May Retire From Star Wars After Episode IX

You don’t need us to tell you how important composer John Williams’ contribution to Star Wars is. While George Lucas and subsequent writers and directors put the ideas in and the talented cast brought the characters to life, Williams’ scores have given the franchise that extra bit of magic for forty years and counting. That’s why we’re saddened by the news that he might be saying goodbye to the saga after the upcoming Episode IX.

While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it’s surely a done deal that Williams will return to helm the closer of the Sequel Trilogy, after working on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. In fact, the composer hinted at as much while talking with Kusc.org recently, though his subsequent comment that it might be his final Star Wars score caught us a bit off guard.

“We know J.J. Abrams is preparing (Episode IX) now,
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John Williams May Retire from Star Wars After Episode 9

John Williams May Retire from Star Wars After Episode 9
Composer John Williams will be vying for his sixth Oscar this weekend, after earning his record-breaking 51st Oscar nomination for his incredible score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While it has long been expected that he will be back for director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars 9, the composer revealed in a new interview that it may be his last Star Wars movie. Here's what John Williams had to say in a new interview.

"We know J.J. Abrams is preparing (Episode IX) now, that I will hopefuly do next year for him. I look forward to it. It will round out a series of nine (films). That will be quite enough for me. Disney Studios probably will take it further. As you know, Disney has acquired the rights for LucasFilm, and they will probably continue on through... decades, possibly, doing Star Wars-related attractions."

While the news is certainly sad for longtime Star Wars fans,
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‘Tad The Lost Explorer’ & The Mythological Locations in Film

Mythical cities and locations have intrigued historians, scientists and humankind for centuries. Did they exist? Where did these stories come from? Well, whether we’ve found any real-life evidence related to these legendary locations, films have explored these in great depth over the years. One such film is Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas; Midas was a revered king in Greek mythology in which he had the power to turn everything he touched to gold. To celebrate the release of the film in cinemas on the 9th February we’ve looked at movies that include some of these widely speculated wondrous locations.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Maybe one of the more famous mythical locations in history, Atlantis was first introduced to us by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias works.
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Here’s your first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story – Updated with Full Trailer

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Author: Zehra Phelan

In an unexpected turn of events – well not really if the rumours were to be believed this past week – Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first trailer for Ron Howard’s Star Wars spin-off, Solo.

Related: Solo News and Images.

The film will focus on Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures years before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian.

Alden Ehrenreich will take the lead as a young Han Solo, as well as Donald Glover as Lando, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca returning as familiar faces as well as Star Wars regular Warwick Davis. Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge are all new faces to join the ever-growing saga as brand new characters.

And check out these Beautiful posters…

Bourne and Shrek composer, John Powell has created the score becoming only the third ever composer to be allowed into
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Golden Globes Music Sweep Is a Kraft-Engel Production

Golden Globes Music Sweep Is a Kraft-Engel Production
Last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards saw Alexandre Desplat win Best Score (for “The Shape of Water”), and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win Best Song (for “The Greatest Showman”). What do they have in common? All three are represented by Richard Kraft and Laura Engel, whose Kraft-Engel Management is one of Hollywood’s top music agencies. Kraft-Engel’s other clients include Danny Elfman, Moby, John Debney, Mark Isham, Henry Jackman, Alan Menken, Bear McCreary, Marco Beltrami, Christophe Beck and John Powell.

Kraft has been a film-music agent for more than 30 years, Engel for more than 20. They began working together in the 1980s when Engel was Elfman’s manager and Kraft was doing his film deals. Kraft started his own company in 1991; she joined him as an agent in 1996 and together they formed Kraft-Engel Management in 2005. They refer to themselves as “agents who give the attention to our clients as if we were managers.”

Variety caught
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John Williams To Score Star Wars: Episode IX

Legendary composer John Williams, who has provided the iconic music for every Star Wars film (except Rogue One), looks to be returning again to the saga to score Star Wars: Episode IX. In a recent interview with Variety, Williams confirms that he would very much like to finish out the new trilogy and that he has told director J.J. Abrams. Even though it is not officially confirmed, I think it's pretty safe to assume that Williams will provide the Episode 9 score.

“I would very much like to complete that,” Williams says. In other words, it’s all but a done deal. Unless for some utterly bizarre reason J.J. Abrams decides to not hire Williams.

Williams has composed at least 119 movie scores in his legendary career, and he shows no sign of retiring soon. In fact, The Last Jedi soundtrack alone is arguably one of the most interesting Star Wars scores to date.
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John Williams will be returning for Star Wars: Episode IX

In what is the least surprising news on the planet, but still very exciting: legendary composer John Williams is planning on returning for Star Wars: Episode IX. During an interview with Variety, Williams reveals that he has confirmed to director Jj Abrams that he would be returning for the as-of-yet untitled Star Wars sequel. In the interview, Williams specifically states: “I would very much like to complete that.”

Obviously, this comes as no surprise. George Lucas has always said that John Williams’ music was the secret to the Star Wars films, and the franchise would feel very strange without him. John Williams’ music has been one of the best aspects of the new trilogy (looking at you Rey’s Theme!), and this next film should prove no different.

See Also: Daisy Ridley was moved to tears by Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX pitch

Williams has also recently been
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John Williams Returns to Score Star Wars 9 Soundtrack

John Williams Returns to Score Star Wars 9 Soundtrack
The legendary John Williams will return to finish scoring the new Star Wars trilogy. Williams has scored every single movie in the Skywalker saga so far, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now, the composer has confirmed that he's told J.J. Abrams he's going to return to do the score for Star Wars 9. While this was largely expected to be the case, this serves as a good bit of news for fans of the franchise.

To date, the only Star Wars movies that John Williams, now 85-years-old, hasn't score are the Clone Wars animated feature, which was scored by Kevin Kiner and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which Michael Giacchino stepped in to do the music for. Solo: A Star Wars Story also won't feature a John Williams score, as John Powell is doing the main score. However, it was recently confirmed that Williams will compose a main theme for the Star Wars standalone.
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John Williams Confirmed to Score ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

The Star Wars saga has been around for over 40 years, but even as it has moved between directors and even studios, it has held on to John Williams. He has scored every Star Wars movie except for Clone Wars (Kevin Kiner), Rogue One (Michael Giacchino) and Solo (John Powell is doing the main score, but Williams is providing the theme), so it’s fitting that he’ll get to close out of the Skywalker Saga. Variety reports via Film Music Reporter that Williams is set to score J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode IX. “I would very much like …
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Animation Films Hit a High Note Courtesy of ‘Coco,’ ‘Ferdinand’ and Mariah Carey

Animation Films Hit a High Note Courtesy of ‘Coco,’ ‘Ferdinand’ and Mariah Carey
With the heat that “Coco” has generated, “Remember Me” may look like the song to beat, as tunes from ‘toons go. But there are formidable contenders in the music categories from other animated films, too, as seen in the Golden Globe nominations for Nick Jonas’ and Mariah Carey’s songs from “Ferdinand” and “The Star,” respectively. In addition, veteran composers soundtrack the year’s illustrated standouts.

The Star,” from “The Star

Written by Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman, Thom Fennessey

Carey’s fans have long liked to call her “the queen of Christmas.” That’s all to say that her holiday bona fides were sufficient for the producers of the Nativity-themed “The Star” to come to her for a key power ballad that would play out over Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. She in turn called up Shaiman (“Hairspray”), who’d worked with her on two songs on her second Christmas album. For this new
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Movie News: John Williams to Compose New Han Solo Theme

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Solo: A Star Wars Story: John Williams (above) composed the Academy Award-winning musical score for the first Star Wars movie back in 1977 and has composed all the scores for the sequels and prequels to date, though Michael Giacchino stepped in for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and John Powell was announced last summer as composer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Now, however, Williams will compose the theme music for Han Solo, while Powell will compose the other character themes and the balance of...

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