To /Film, Ron Howard explains how that shocking Solo cameo came to be and whether a sequel is in the cards. Plus, the Kasdans on that choice and why Teras Kasi.
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who was the original pick for Episode IX, isn’t going to give any details about his scuttled plans. (J.J. Abrams took over and wrote his own script with Chris Terrio.) But Trevorrow does tell Empire that he got to talk to both George Lucas and Mark Hamill about it.
“I don’t want to talk too much about it because I don’t want to affect the way that fans get to see these films,” he said. “When we were kids, these movies came to us from far away. They were a gift. And the more we talk about how they’re made, the more it reveals that they’re just movies. But they’re not just movies, they’re more than that. Beyond that, I got the opportunity to tell a story that is a celebration of everything I believe in, I got to tell it to George Lucas and I got to tell it to Luke Skywalker, and those are experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
Trevorrow will next direct Jurassic World 3.
It’s looking like Solo may be the first new Star Wars to lowball box office expectations. It’s taken in about $103 million domestically over the holiday weekend. The worldwide take is expected to be $148 million.
This week’s standalone rumor has Logan’s James Mangold writing and directing a Star Wars standalone featuring Boba Fett. This is from The Hollywood Reporter and quickly doubled down by Variety – both industry trades, aka pros – so their sources are likely fairly solid.
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Today, upon the occasion of the movie’s release, a new Solo featurette puts the spotlight on the scoundrels – aka most of the cast, really.
I’ll have a discussion post up this evening for anyone who wants to char or give their first impressions in a spoiler-safe place.
Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan talk in-depth with StarWars.com’s Dan Brooks about how Solo came to be, including how that became entwined with the making of The Force Awakens and Han’s death.
We’re not getting lavish Annie Leibowitz spreads for spinoff movies, but this month does bring Solo star Emilia Clarke as the subject of Vanity Fair’s latest cover story. She talks equal parts Star Wars and Game of Thrones
New York Magazine looks into the genesis and creation of Star Wars Kinect’s “I’m Han Solo,” perhaps the best Star Wars filk since Weird Al’s “The Saga Begins”.
I’m not joking. The song is amazing, and every time I hear it I love it more.