It’s Official – Solo: A Star Wars Story

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Star Wars Han Solo spinoff has gone through some rough times. Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film was initially directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who were fired deep into production. With little time to waste, Lucasfilm quickly hired Ron Howard … [Read more...]

What Took Lucasfilm So Long To Fire Star Wars: Han Solo Directors?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The fallout of Chris Miller and Phil Lord being fired from Star Wars: Han Solo continues to reveal new details. Unlike most Hollywood stories about upheaval behind a film, the narrative for Lord and Miller's exit has remained almost completely intact. The … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Han Solo – Ron Howard Officially Taking Over As Director

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Lucasfilm said they would shortly be revealing a new director for the Star Wars: Han Solo spinoff, they weren't kidding. It has been less than 48 hours since the studio announced that Chris Miller and Phil Lord have been let go of the project, and we now know … [Read more...]

More Star Wars: Han Solo Fallout – What Happens Now? [Updated]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Updated: Ron Howard has been hired to take over directing duties. Read our article here for the latest. Last night, Star Wars fans were blind-sighted by the news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had parted ways with Lucasfilm in the midst of shooting the Han Solo … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Han Solo Loses Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I thought one of the greatest things that Lucasfilm did after Disney acquired the company was hiring Chris Miller and Phil Lord to direct the Star Wars spinoff that centered around a young Han Solo. The directors have proven time and time again that they have keen … [Read more...]

Disney CEO Drops Huge Han Solo Secret, and Talks Future of Star Wars [Spoilers!]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There will be spoilers for the untitled Star Wars: Han Solo anthology film in this article. We'll warn you before we reach that point. Disney CEO Bob Iger had a lot to say about Star Wars during a chat at the USC Marshall School of Business yesterday. He not … [Read more...]

First Look at the Cast of Star Wars: Han Solo Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For as long as I can remember I've always wanted a Han Solo prequel Star Wars film. Even though they really took their time, Lucasfilm has finally gotten around to making one with a fantastic cast and crew. How fantastic are they? Well, feast your eyes on the … [Read more...]

Confirmed: Woody Harrelson Cast In Han Solo Spinoff

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Updated: Woody Harrelson has been confirmed by Lucasfilm to have a role in the Han Solo spinoff. Here's what they said: "We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in … [Read more...]

Kathleen Kennedy Shines Light On Star Wars Anthology Han Solo Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When a new trilogy of Star Wars films were announced, it was also announced that the newly acquired Lucasfilm would be producing standalone series of films under the Star Wars Anthology banner. The two most assumed films that they would be producing have been Boba … [Read more...]

Beloved Doctor Who Star Tom Baker Says He’s Been Cast In Star Wars

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Do you like Star Wars and Doctor Who? Well you're in luck, as one of the Doctors is crossing the intergalactic divide between both properties, and travelling to a galaxy far, far away. During the Day of the Doctors convention in Slough this weekend, the Fourth … [Read more...]

Simon Kinberg Talks Star Wars Writers Room; Is This The Way Of Future Film Franchises?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Writing for film and writing for television are two vastly different approaches to writing for motion media. Writing for film tends to be a very solitary experience, while television requires a team of writers who break stories together, and one of them is assigned … [Read more...]

Director Implies Studio Ruined Fantastic Four; Everyone Distancing Themselves From Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Most critics who have seen Fantastic Four (including me) have agreed that it was awful, just stunningly awful. It's been battered by critics so hard, that it's "enjoying" a 10% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. One person who seems to agree with the critics … [Read more...]

Is Lucasfilm Planning Three Live-Action Star Wars Series For Netflix?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars seems to be coming back with a vengeance. The Force Awakens is just a mere 4 1/2 months away, Star Wars Rebels returns this fall along with at least 20 books as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series. But earlier in March, there … [Read more...]

Han Solo Spinoff Film Gets 21 Jump Street Directors, Plus Darth Vader To Appear In Rogue One

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) My favorite starship ever has always been the Millennium Falcon and of all the characters in the Star Wars universe, Han Solo gets my vote as the best character, hands down. There's something about a character who is in over his head, but somehow manages to … [Read more...]

Filming Starts On Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Cameras are reportedly rolling on the set of spinoff movie Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. According to fan site, Star Wars Aficionado, production started “at least three weeks ago” at London's Pinewood Studios. The site also reports that Godzilla director … [Read more...]

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Adds Forest Whitaker To Cast

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The cast for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One has added a new cast member to its Rebel infiltration unit: Forest Whitaker. According to Variety, he joins Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn as a part of a team who attempt to steal the Death … [Read more...]