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The Third Star Wars Spin-Off Will Be Obi-Wan!!!

Star Wars, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor

This is just breaking from The Hollywood Reporter and I’m going to paste Coming Soon’s thoughts below, but it appears that 2020’s Star Wars film will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi.  The third “Star Wars Story” film was supposed to have been announced back in June, but when the chaos of the director transition for Han Solo hit, that obviously pushed things back.  We don’t have many immediate details, nor do we have a confirmation that Ewan McGregor is coming back, though he has actively lobbied for an Obi-Wan film and it would seem the obvious place to put one is in the 20 years he spent watching Luke on Tatooine between Episodes III and IV.  Stephen Daldry is set to direct.  I’m not a huge fan of Daldry’s, but if they are indeed going to examine Obi-Wan’s time in the desert and McGregor will return (even prequel haters mostly laud McGregor’s Obi-Wan), then this is something perfect for the anthology films.  Expect follow-ups on this as more details are released.  May 2020 already has a release date (Memorial Day weekend) set for this film. Continue reading The Third Star Wars Spin-Off Will Be Obi-Wan!!!

Disney Fires Han Solo Directors With 3 Weeks Left in Filming. What Now?

Han Solo Star Wars Spin-off

UPDATE 6/22/2017: RON HOWARD HAS OFFICIALLY SIGNED ON TO TAKE OVER DIRECTING THE FILM AND IT LOOKS LIKE SIGNIFICANT RESHOOTS ARE COMING.

Recently, I wrote an article urging Disney to keep Star Wars at Christmas release dates.  The changeover was to begin with next year’s Han Solo spin-off being released in May 2018 (click here to read that article).  It looks like that’s a given, at least for Han Solo as the entire project has been thrown into upheaval following the announcement that Disney had fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) from the project just three weeks before the completion of principal photography.  Directors leaving a project before a film begins isn’t uncommon.  Directors leaving during a project is a huge deal.  Directors, who seemed absolutely perfect for this sort of film, being fired three weeks before they finished their cut is astounding.  I have never seen directors removed this late in the process.  While Disney scrambles to find a replacement, fans are freaking out on Twitter, and the entire future of the project seems in doubt. Continue reading Disney Fires Han Solo Directors With 3 Weeks Left in Filming. What Now?

In Theaters This Week (6/09/2017): The Mummy, Megan Leavey, It Comes at Night

Kate Mara in Megan Leavey

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  Can The Mummy surprise and delight as Wonder Woman did last week?  It doesn’t look like it. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/09/2017): The Mummy, Megan Leavey, It Comes at Night

In Theaters This Week (6/02/2017): Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  June dawns with the best-reviewed DC movie since The Dark Knights….and Captain Underpants.  This isn’t a choice, people. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/02/2017): Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants

In Theaters This Week (5/26/2017): Pirates 5, Baywatch, War Machine

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  Memorial Day Weekend doesn’t exactly bring huge game to the theaters as we have a leaky franchise, a campy remake, and Netflix’s first terrifying shot across the bow of movie theaters. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (5/26/2017): Pirates 5, Baywatch, War Machine