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Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.” Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm’s Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and Rush. He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucas’ America

#StarWarsSmugglersBounty Review: January 2017

January's Star Wars/Funko Smuggler's Bounty sub box strikes a win with this month's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! Review by Matt Cummings As 2016 ended on the Star Wars/Funko alliance known as Smuggler's Bounty, it was clear the sub box line had learned some big lessons, mixing heavy disappointments with stellar submissions. Even with an awesome November, we were curious to see if January would make it 2-for-2, or whether the line was in for a turbulent 2017. I can happily report that January's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK theme is filled with a very good wearable, a nice plushie, and one of the best Pop! figures we've ever seen. Before diving in, let's review the details: The cost for a Month to Month is $25 (plus S/H), or $150 (plus S/H) for a one-year subscription. You get one box every other month, with SB promising $50 in value and no fluff. If you choose the Smuggler membership (yearly), you are promised an additional gift on your anniversary.

Woody Harrelson Cast In Han Solo Film

Veteran film and television actor Woody Harrelson is stepping aboard the upcoming Han Solo movie set to arrive in theaters next year. Harrelson , known for wide-ranging roles in film and TV such as The Hunger Games, No Country For Old Men, True Detective, Cheers, and Zombieland, will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke in the adventure. This Star Wars Story is the second in a series of films that live outside the Skywalker family saga, and is set during the early scoundrel days of the iconic characters, prior to A New Hope. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” said the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.” The as-yet-untitled movie, which is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, is scheduled for

Emilia Clarke Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Film

Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away -- and she's going to meet Han and Chewie. is excited to announce that Clarke, known for her stirring portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Clarke's role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures. Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover — previously cast as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively — in the highly-anticipated film, which is set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy. The untitled Han Solo movie, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for release in 2018. Please Leave A Comment-

Star Wars Celebration Unveils Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo

Han Solo is unveiled. Today at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Alden Ehrenreich was introduced to fans for the first time as Han Solo, the new star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story at the Future Filmmaker Panel. The panel 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 .

Universal Books Return Voyage to Jurassic World

Jurassic 5 opens June 22, 2018. By Brandon Wolfe Given its record-breaking runaway success, Universal is not about to allow another 14 years to pass before heading back to Dinoland, as the studio has carved out a June 22, 2018 release date for the follow-up to Jurassic World . Director Colin Trevorrow will write the script for the next installment, but will not return to the director's chair. However, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be booking their return engagements. Jurassic World now stands as the third-highest grossing film in history, worldwide. Currently, nothing else is set for that date in June 2018, but that May will bring Avengers: Infinity War Part I , The Lego Movie Sequel and the Han Solo solo film . What this ultimately means is that Chris Pratt will be ruling Hollywood for years to come. Discuss this story with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms , and follow author Brandon Wolfe at @BrandonTheWolfe .

#InsidetheBucket Podcast #68

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this DOUCHECON edition of Inside the Bucket , Matt sits down with SandwichJohn himself for an early weekend edition. As always, the two imbibe and consider John's effect on the smell of his microphone while delivering the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM with all the style of a bull and full of greasy attitude. The show kicks off with our news segment, as Matt and John pontificate on two breaking news stories (the death of Omar Sharif and Director Colin Trevorrow being pursued for Star Wars: Episode VII ) before moving into other news that happened during the week, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 's Ben Affleck writing/directing/starring in a standalone Batman film, Darth Vader appearing in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One , and Marisa Tomei signing on to play Aunt May Parker in the Sony/Marvel Spider-man . They also discuss the

Lego Movie Duo Directing Han Solo Star Wars Spin-Off

The space smuggler’s past will be explored. By Brandon Wolfe Phil Lord and Christopher Miller , those miracle workers behind The Lego Movie and the Jump Street films, will next go to work on a project that, unlike their previous feats, no one will initially dismiss as a bad, unworkable idea. The duo will direct a Star Wars anthology spin-off centering around none other than rakish space pirate Han Solo , iconically portrayed by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars trilogy (and to be reprised in this December’s The Force Awakens ). Famed Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan (who also worked on the scripts for Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens ) will script the film along with his son, Jon Kasdan. The film, to be released May 25, 2018, will tell the tale of a young Solo in the years before he crossed paths with Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance. Lord and Miller said in a joint statement, “This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a goo