As Phil Lord and Chris Miller parted ways with Lucasfilm on the Han Solo movie, and Ron Howard took over directing duties, it lead to additional filming to finish the film. Unfortunately, due to a reshoot scheduling conflict Michael Kenneth Williams has been cut from the movie. It’s Deadline Hollywood that got the news.
Even if it’s sad to hear this news, it’s not a disaster. Ron Howard and Kathleen Kennedy are there to make sure the movie ends up great. If Williams was cut, I would guess he had a small role and this had no major impact on the story.
It has been the subject of rumors for over a year but now it is finally happening. Boris Krit from The Hollywood Reporter got the news that an Obi-Wan Kenobi Film is in the works!
Stephen Daldry is in talks for the film. It is at the early stages of development so there is no script yet but if Daldry signs on the project he would oversee the development and the writing. This director is best known for Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader.
As there is no script yet, there is no actors attached to the project so we do not know if Ewan McGregor will be back for the moment but the actor has made it clear in past interviews that if Disney calls him to reprise the role, he would be up for it.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jack Thorne has been hired to work on the script of Episode IX.
Colin Trevorrow, the director, and his writing partner Derek Connolly were working on the script but it apparently needs some rewrites hence why Thorne has been brought up.
About Thorne, he is a British writer. He wrote on the upcoming Julia Roberts movie Wonder.
Episode IX is eyeing a January 2018 start date for filming and will be released on May 24, 2019.
The news came yesterday, John Powell will score the Untitled Han Solo movie.
Powell composed the soundtrack of the Bourne series, Kung Fu Panda (1 and 2) and my personal favorite the first two How To Train Your Dragon. I’m confident he will do a good work, just listen to his work on his movies to give you an idea of his style. Now that we know the composer, let’s hope we will learn the title of the movie soon.
The Han Solo spinoff will be release on May 25, 2018 and is directed by Ron Howards.
Despite not having a panel at SDCC, there is some Star Wars presence there with a display of props and costumes of the Resistance. The official site has some photos of them. The most interesting one is the new Abednedo pilot named C’ai Threnalli as the others are costumes we already saw in The Force Awakens. If you remember, we first saw C’ai Threnalli in the Force For Change video with Daisy Ridley walking in the background. There isn’t much difference with Ello Asty, the Abednedo pilot who died in The Force Awakens except the helmet it has different markings.
A skillful fighter pilot of Abednedo descent, C’ai Threnalli flies as Poe Dameron’s wingman following the evacuation of D’Qar.
The description mentions the evacuation of D’Qar, which suggests that the space battle we saw in the trailer was above D’Qar.
The other costumes feature Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Nien Nunb.
The Star Wars show revealed today our first look at Kylo Ren’s new ship – the Tie Silencer. Its full technical name is the Sienar Jaemus Tie/VN Space Superiority Fighter. The wings are very much reminiscent of the Imperial Tie Interceptor and the cockpit a mix of Darth Vader’s Advanced Tie Fighter and something new. The cockpit interior also reminds me a lot of the Jedi Interceptor from Revenge of the Sith and with Kylo Ren in it, it just feels like Anakin, which is awesome. I think it’s a great design that fits with the character and also with what we have seen of the First Order ships so far.
It’s Making Star Wars who got the news from the D23 press release. We finally have a synopsis for The Last Jedi and it sounds highly intriguing, promising to delve into some mysteries of the Force! The Japanese pamphlet for the movie was already teasing shocking revelations and the synopsis mentions that as well. It seems it’s going to be a part of the promotion for the movie but who/what exactly will these revelations be about? It could be about the Skywalker family or Rey’s origins, but anyway to get answers, We just have to be a bit more patient! We have to trust the Force.
“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.”