Following the firing of co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the upcoming Han Solo film, Lucasfilm has turned to director Ron Howard to helm the Star Wars film. Lucasfilm announced their decision to hire Howard as the new director today. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With…"Star Wars: Ron Howard takes over Han Solo film"
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left in their roles as co-directors of the untitled Han Solo stand-alone prequel due to creative differences. The duo were named as co-directors back in the summer of 2015. Lawrence and Jon Kasdan wrote the screenplay. The following statement was posted on the Star Wars website yesterday: The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change. “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an…"Han Solo: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leave Star Wars film"
Star Wars fans are probably sitting on edge following The Book of Henry, a film directed by Star Wars 9 director Colin Trevorrow, opened up to negative reviews. While it is an independent film, the film was shot after Jurassic World–which is the film that earned Trevorrow the directing gig for the third film in the newest Star Wars trilogy. I haven’t had the opportunity to screen The Book of Henry. I had plans to…"Star Wars 9: Does The Book of Henry have Star Wars fans on edge?"
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi looming at the end of the year, there’s a lot of predictions to be made that can go either right or wrong. One of the much-discussed predictions is that Daisy Ridley’s Rey is either Luke Skywalker’s daughter or Obi-Wan Kenobi’s grand-daughter. There’s no proof one way or the other to know for sure. Hamill didn’t do the discussion any favors during the Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel held…"Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Is Rey the daughter of Luke Skywalker?"
Score: A Film Music Documentary, directed by Matt Schrader, played to 60 people on Saturday morning at the Music Box Theater in Chicago. When I screened the movie on Friday afternoon, it immediately jumped to the top of my shortlist for best documentary film in 2017. Financed in part through a Kickstarter campaign, the documentary is amazing but it could be so much more. It’s only 93 minutes but with a better budget, it could…"CCFF: Score: A Film Music Documentary amazes"
As Star Wars fans wait as patiently as possible for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger addressed the future of the space opera saga while speaking at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. “When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX,” the Disney CEO said. “We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII.…"Star Wars: Disney’s Bob Iger plans for Star Wars into 2030"
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.” Obi-Wan Kenobi recited that quote when Alderaan was destructed in Star Wars: A New Hope, the film that hit the big screens in May 1977 and changed the world forever. Today, the world lost Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. The actress died as a result…"Carrie Fisher: A Star Wars Princess Passes Away"
Jyn Erso kicks ass in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the stand-alone anthology film that paves the way for the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. This may contain spoilers for Rogue One. Rogue One is the first Star Wars opening crawl to be given a live-action adaptation. This film did not disappoint at all. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) provides the franchise with another strong independent woman. One that young women can look…"Rogue One: Spoiler-Filled Thoughts of Star Wars Prequel"
As tickets went on sale for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a new TV spot was dropped. If you look closely at the 5 second mark, you’ll see a figure facing the Death Star. We already know that Darth Vader is making his return in the anthology film. However, looking from this angle alone signals that this very well could see Grand Moff Tarkin make an appearance, too. Peter Cushing, who played Tarkin in…"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gets a New TV Spot"