Han Solo

11 reasons why Solo failed to deliver at the box office

For any other film, taking in $103 million at the box office on opening weekend is cause for champagne toasts and talk of sequels. But for a Star Wars movie on the four-day Memorial Day Weekend, that total is cause for concern. Its second weekend box office take of $29 million confirmed it: The...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:15pm

Everybody can relax, we now know when the first 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer is airing

Want to know how to create some panic in the movie community? Greenlit a spin-off for one of the most popular characters that cinema has ever seen. That alone will spark a debate about who should be cast which will be screamed across the world wide web, while every other decision regarding the...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:48pm

Disney taunts us with first glimpse of 'Star Wars' land

Whatever you think of the new batch of “Star Wars” movies — let’s speak little of the dreaded (but not that evil) prequels — even the prickliest nerd has to admit this is cool: Disney just unveiled its first look at “Star Wars” land. That is: a 14...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:16am

'Star Wars' nearly cast a black Han Solo

When 1977’s “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope” introduced moviegoers to a galaxy far, far away, one of the first things that audiences noticed was the lack of diversity on Tattoine, the Death Star and even in Mos Eisley Cantina, as the film didn’t feature a single...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 1:46pm

The Han Solo crew ‘broke into applause’ when Miller and Lord were fired

The Han Solo movie shoot is already destined to go down in folklore after Lucasfilm’s sensational decision to fire Chris Miller and Phil Lord as directors and replace them with Ron Howard. But while the movie world is still reeling from the decision, everyone on set appears to be ecstatic...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:49pm

Why were Chris Miller and Phil Lord fired from Han Solo? Here’s the latest

The Han Solo movie might still be untitled, but with several weeks of production and already-scheduled summer reshoots still to go, the film is now on its third director. The film world was shaken to its core on Tuesday when it was announced that Chris Miller and Phil Lord had left the project due...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:01pm

Ron Howard steps in to save (or ruin) the Han Solo movie

It’s still not clear what happened with the Han Solo spinoff movie: Were directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller let go or did they walk? Or was it a mutual departure? Whatever the case, the directors — of both “21 Jump Street”s and “The Lego Movie” —...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:19am

After the Han Solo movie trouble, should we be worried about 'Star Wars'?

Last night, there was a disturbance in the Force: It was revealed directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left the Han Solo spinoff movie. It wasn’t any ordinary departure: The directors were four months into shooting. In a statement, the pair used the old “creative differences...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:39pm