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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:46 pm 
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Han Solo Movie on the Way From The LEGO Movie Helmers

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Jul 07, 2015

Lucasfilm has officially announced that The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been tapped to direct a “Star Wars Anthology” film that will serve as a young Han Solo movie!

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”

The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Lawrence Kasdan, the writer and director known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, and Grand Canyon, is familiar to “Star Wars” fans for having co-written the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His son Jon Kasdan wrote and directed The First Time, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and In the Land of Women, as well as writing for the television series “Freaks and Geeks” and “Dawson’s Creek.”

“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe,” said the Kasdans. “They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”

Kathleen Kennedy, who will be producing the Han Solo movie, says she can’t wait to discover what’s in store from these two extraordinary teams of directors and writers.

“It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.

Miller and Lord are also developing the feature version of The Flash for Warner Bros. and an animated version of Spider-Man for Sony. Though the pair will still write these projects, it’s unlikely they will direct them as both are already slated with release dates (March 23, 2018 and July 28, 2017, respectively). A Third “Jump Street” movie is also in development with the pair producing.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:45 pm 
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Han Solo Candidates Include Dave Franco, Aaron Johnson & Chandler Riggs

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Dec 02, 2015

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According to Heat Vision, casting on Lucasfilm’s Han Solo movie is kicking into high gear. With The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing the still-untitled Star Wars Anthology film, they’ve brought on their casting director Jeanne McCarthy (the 21 Jump Street films) to cast a wide net (over 2,500 actors seen so far) for filling Harrison Ford’s iconic role. Despite Kathleen Kennedy saying the character would be in his “high teens, low 20s,” they’ve auditioned high-profile names like Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, age 25), Miles Teller (Fantastic Four, age 28), Hunter Parish (“Weeds,” age 28), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street, age 30) and Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot,” age 34).

Young thesps that have either read or sent in a tape who fall more into the range Kennedy identified are Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead,” age 16), Leo Howard (“Kickin’ It,” age 18), Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, age 20), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars, age 21), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction, age 23), Logan Lerman (Fury, age 23), Landon Liboiron (“Hemlock Grove,” age 23) and Tony Oller (The Purge, age 24). Keep in mind that the prequel/spin-off doesn’t begin shooting until January 2017, so that gives some of the younger candidates an extra year to age into the character and more time for Lord & Miller to make a decision.

Yet other names under consideration include Colton Haynes (“Teen Wolf,” “Arrow,” age 27) and Max Thieriot (“Bates Motel,” age 27) as well as English actors Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl,” age 28), Tom Felton (the “Harry Potter” films, age 28) and Joshua Sasse (“Galavant,” age 27). There is no mention of an audition by fan-favorite Anthony Ingruber, whose dead-ringer looks led to him playing a younger version of Harrison Ford’s character in Age of Adeline.

The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Technically, the new film marks the second Han Solo casting from Lord and Miller. Voice actor Keith Ferguson played the part in their The LEGO Movie. Now, though, the search is on for a new star to take over the role made famous by Harrison Ford. According to Kennedy, the new Han Solo casting will aim for an actor about 15 years younger than Ford was during Star Wars.

Lawrence Kasdan, the writer and director known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, and Grand Canyon, is familiar to “Star Wars” fans for having co-written the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His son Jon Kasdan wrote and directed The First Time, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and In the Land of Women, as well as writing for the television series “Freaks and Geeks” and “Dawson’s Creek.”

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Will One of These Actors Become the New Han Solo?

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Jan 11, 2016

Officially announced by Lucasfilm last year, The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are gearing up to direct a still-untitled Star Wars Anthology film that will follow Han Solo. While there have been rumors since the film was announced about who might become the new Han Solo, Variety today reports that the shortlist is down to about 12 names, eight of which are currently known. What’s more, the trade suggests that casting is happening now because of a potential appearance by the new Han Solo in this December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

Alleged candidates to play the new Han Solo include Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some), Logan Lerman (Fury), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Miles Teller (Whiplash).

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, meanwhile, hits theaters December 16, 2016.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:22 pm 
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Chewbacca Will Also Feature in the Han Solo Movie!

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Mar 08, 2016

Officially announced by Lucasfilm last year, The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are gearing up to direct a still-untitled Star Wars Story film that will follow Han Solo. Today, however, there’s an interesting update: Everyone’s favorite Wookiee is also a part of the story. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed Chewbacca’s involvement with the film during Deutsche Bank‘s 24th Annual Media, Internet and Telecom Conference, describing the 2018 release as “an origin story about Han Solo and Chewie.“

Although unconfirmed, it is likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the Chewbacca role for the new film. As to who might be playing Han, they jury is still out. Alleged candidates are said to include Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some), Logan Lerman (Fury), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Miles Teller (Whiplash).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:29 pm 
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Young Han Solo Actor Search Down to Final Shortlist of Nerf Herders

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Mar 15, 2016

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Earlier this year, a partial list of candidates for the role of Young Han Solo in Lucasfilm‘s upcoming spin-off film was revealed, and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the list has been cut down with a lightsaber. The Young Han Solo actor shortlist includes Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service). Also, Variety‘s Justin Kroll took to Twitter to reveal that Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) are also among the final contenders.

These final five are down from a long list of actors originally looked at for the role, as Disney and Lucasfilm started a worldwide casting call with THR reporting more than 2,500 actors either met with the studio or put themselves on tape for the role. Check back here for further information on the Young Han Solo actor casting as we learn it!


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Is This Man Our New Han Solo?

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Apr 13, 2016

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Although it’s still not a sure thing, there are reportedly strong signs that Alden Ehrenreich, who recently starred in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar!, has emerged as the frontrunner for the lead role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story film. Deadline has the news, reporting that official word of Ehrenreich taking the role may very well be on the horizon.

Ehrenreich’s credits also include Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, Chan-wook Park’s Stoker and a pair of Francis Ford Coppola films, Twixt and Tetro. You can check out, in the player at the bottom of this page, Ehrenreich’s hilarious performance in Hail, Caesar! with a clip from the comedy. In it, Ehrenreich plays a young western star in 1951 Hollywood, who has a bit of trouble fitting in after the studio casts him in an entirely different genre role.

The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, while unconfirmed, it's likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the role.

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, meanwhile, hits theaters December 16, 2016.



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:37 am 
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Lawrence Kasdan Talks Han Solo Start Date, Star Wars Saga Involvement

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May 31, 2016

While we’re waiting for an official announcement from Disney and Lucasfilm on the start of production for Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story film, set to star Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens) has made some new comments to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (via Star Wars News Net) about that film and his continued involvement in the Star Wars Saga!

“You know, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it,” Kasdan said. “They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together. My son [Jon] and I wrote the script and Chris and Phil are working on it and they’re about to move to London to start shooting in January. And it should be fun.”

Besides confirming the January start date for the shoot, Kasdan also stated that he is still peripherally involved with Episodes 8 and 9.

“I have a little information,” Kasdan said of the overall arc of the sequel trilogy. “[Star Wars Episode 8 Director] Rian [Johnson] is a friend of mine. I’m getting to know Colin Trevorrow, who is going to direct Episode 9, so I feel very involved with it.”

The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, while unconfirmed, it s likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the role.

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, meanwhile, hits theaters December 16, 2016.


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Alden Ehrenreich Confirmed as the New Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration

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Jul 17, 2016

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Though it was previously reported that the Blue Jasmine and Hail, Caesar! actor had secured the role, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have officially confirmed that Alden Ehrenreich will star as the new Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Story film.

The announcement was made at the Future Filmmaker Panel, which featured Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy (Producer) and Kiri Hart (Senior Vice President of Development), who were joined by director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars story). Hosted by Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo, the filmmakers were joined by surprise guests John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa) from Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The Han Solo movie is slated for a May 25, 2018 release.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:13 pm 
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Lucasfilm Planning Multiple Han Solo Movies with Alden Ehrenreich

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Jul 25, 2016

Surprising no one, The New York Daily News reports that Disney and Lucasfilm are already looking to the future with their new Han Solo, formally introduced to the public as Alden Ehrenreich at Star Wars Celebration.

The outlet reports that Ehrenreich has signed at least a three-picture deal for his role as everyone’s favorite smuggler as they hope for box office success with the first film. They quote an insider as saying:

“There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters.”

The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, while unconfirmed, it's likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the role.

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be directed by 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra with production set to begin in January of 2017.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:02 pm 
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So the film franchise is turning into the fanfic extended universe now?

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