Solo will land on digital on September 14 and Blu-ray on September 24, Lucasfilm announced today. It will have eight deleted scenes, including what looks like it might be Han at the Imperial academy, and a whole slew of other bonus material.
J.J. Abrams may be bringing a familiar face with him to Episode IX. Keri Russell is in talks for a role, Variety reports today. The role reportedly calls for “action-heavy fight scenes”, something she has experience with in her recent roles on FX’s The Americans, Mission: Impossible and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Variety also says that Abrams is looking to cast two more roles before the end of the month, when filming is due to begin.
Russell starred in Abram’s first TV show, Felicity.
Ram Bergman, director Rian Johnson’s longtime producing partner, says we probably won’t see their new Star Wars trilogy for at least a couple of years. “Maybe in two years; it’s just in the early stages,” he said in an interview with From the Grapevine. He also reiterated that it will involve all new characters, and that “Everything is new.”
The eighth episode has arrived on Netflix (at least in the U.S.) for anyone who wants yet another way to watch the film. It’s part of Disney’s deal with the streaming service: Rogue One was the first Star Wars film on the service under the deal. (Again, domestically; The Force Awakens did appear in some countries, while it aired on Starz here.)