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...]

How Trevorrow Will Approach Making Star Wars 9 Without Carrie Fisher

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: Episode IX was dealt a massive blow when Carrie Fisher unexpectedly passed away last December. The sequel trilogy brought back all of the classic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Han Solo was killed off in … [Read more...]

On May 25, 1977, Star Wars Changed Everything

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1977, Star Wars debuted from George Lucas and 20th Century Fox, altering cinematic history forever, along with other media, like TV, books, comics, video games, and much more. While there was eventually a trilogy and a prequel … [Read more...]

First Look at Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems like forever since we heard that Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro would be in the next Star Wars installment. True to form, Lucasfilm has kept the character details under lock-and-key for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But that has now changed as Vanity Fair … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny – Star Wars: The Last Jedi 8-Bit Trailer

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: The Last Jedi may still be a good 7 months from release, but that hasn't stopped the hype machine! Last month at Celebration, director Rian Johnson and his team released the first trailer, and we all went crazy. And now we have an 8-Bit trailer (from John … [Read more...]

Rian Johnson Not Writing Star Wars 9, Plus The Last Jedi Spoilers!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, which premiered at Star Wars Celebration, was an incredible look at what director Rian Johnson has in store for us. When he was hired to write and direct Episode VIII, he was also hired to write the treatment for … [Read more...]

Disney Announces and Shuffles Release Dates for Indiana Jones 5, Star Wars 9, and More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the current prevailing trends in Hollywood is staking out release dates for movies years in advance. Sometimes studios announce big tentpoles before they even have a creative team in place. What that also means is that sometimes studios need to shuffle some … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Wrap-Up: The Last Jedi, Rebels, and Battlefront II

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars Celebration came to a close this weekend, but we learned a lot about what is coming down the pipeline. We didn't hear much about the Han Solo film or Episode IX, but a lot was revealed regarding The Last Jedi, Star Wars Rebels, and more! So let's get … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's finally here! Lucasfilm and Disney premiered the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Star Wars Celebration and have just put it online for the whole world to see. So why are you reading this instead? Go watch the trailer embedded right … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Character Details Revealed, and 40th Anniversary Announcement

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's a ton of Star Wars news hitting the net today! Everything from a brief description of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi preview, to character details for Poe Dameron, Laura Dern's new character, and Supreme Leader Snoke. Plus there's an announcement for … [Read more...]

The Future Of Star Wars Plans May Have Been Revealed

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love me some Star Wars! Disney buying Lucasfilm has been one of the best things to ever happen to the property, since they not only revived it with a new trilogy, but added in anthology-style films, as well. Both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 4: Analyzing the Script for Subtext

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Now that you've gone over the script to remove all but the essential direction and finished your first pass, it's time to start analyzing the story in depth. With the first read, you should have made some notes and every subsequent pass you should make more and … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: A Look at The Hero’s Journey, Pt. 3

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "It's not over yet." - Princess Leia Here is part 3 of The Hero's Journey, focusing on Star Wars: A New Hope. Story-wise, we have set up the big climax, Act III, and if you've set up your story right, it will practically write itself. Act III is where all the action … [Read more...]