Let’s get this out of the manner: You’ve seen the first trailer (and, earlier than that, the TV spot) for Solo: A Star Wars Story, proper? If not, go forward and do this. OK, now that we now have your undivided consideration, we will get on with all the different Star Wars information of the previous few weeks. And there’s lots. Can you say “a whole new series of movies, and even more”?
The Solo Han Solo Film Had Two Han Solos Behind the Scenes (Got All That?)
The Source: Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy
Probability of Accuracy: If Kennedy is saying it, it’s legit.
The Real Deal: While the new trailers didn’t present a lot when it comes to Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, it was revealed by way of Entertainment Weekly that the authentic Han Solo, Harrison Ford, was concerned in the making of Solo: A Star Wars Story, appearing as an advisor to his successor. “What [Ford] did so superbly for Alden was he talked lots about what he remembered when he first learn Star Wars, and what George had executed with Han,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy defined. “Who the character was and the conversations he had for so many years with George about how that character developed… He gave Alden that kind of insight which was invaluable. There were several times in the course of making the movie where Alden would actually recount some of the things that Harrison had pointed out. I think that was really, really helpful to him.” How a lot of it will come throughout onscreen, after all, nobody will know till May.
Fans Won’t See the Seams In Solo
The Source: Director Ron Howard
Probability of Accuracy: The proof might be in the pudding when the film’s out, however he appears very honest, if nothing else.
The Real Deal: EW additionally talked to director Ron Howard about stepping in and taking up Solo after the dismissal of authentic administrators Phil Lord and Chris Miller. When requested about how a lot of the completed film is his, versus Lord and Miller’s, he demurred. “I don’t really want to explain it. I don’t really want to be specific about that because, again, I don’t even want that to matter to fans,” he stated. “I could understand why you’d ask, and some might even be curious, but look, everybody who has been involved in this has done nothing but love what this movie could be, and that’s been the vibe around it. I think audiences are gonna feel that love and excitement.” Well, that’s the hope, a minimum of…
Winter Is Coming. Kind Of
The Source: An official Lucasfilm announcement
Probability of Accuracy: It’s an official announcement; that is as correct because it will get.
The Real Deal: In a shocking transfer, Lucasfilm introduced final week that Game of Thrones govt producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to be heading to the galaxy far, far-off as soon as their time in Westeros is up, signing on to create a brand new collection of Star Wars films for the studio. Lucasfilm did not present any particulars past that—however that didn’t cease individuals from speculating that they could possibly be engaged on a Knights of the Old Republic film, identical to they did when it was introduced that Rian Johnson can be engaged on a brand new Star Wars film collection. At this level, somebody must make an actual Old Republic film simply so followers will not have to take a position about it anymore.
Are There Secret Star Wars Movies in the Works?
The Source: Mysterious, obscure rumors on Twitter
Probability of Accuracy: Who may even inform…?
The Real Deal: The hiring of Weiss and Benioff additionally launched a dialog on-line about the proven fact that Lucasfilm appears unable to rent anybody to make a Star Wars film who isn’t a white man, at a time when the films themselves are making efforts to department out when it comes to the range of their leads. This piece by Marc Bernardin is a nice instance of why this can be a drawback, and what it means for the way forward for Star Wars films and the fandom as an entire. Which is what made these tweets notably fascinating…
…Are there secret Star Wars films in the works that nobody is aware of about, being made by those who nobody is aware of is engaged on them? It sounds unlikely and deeply paranoid … but additionally not solely not possible, regardless of that.
A Galaxy Streaming Very Close to You Indeed
The Source: Disney CEO Bob Iger
Probability of Accuracy: It’s a obscure announcement, however it’s one thing that Iger has no motive to fib about, so let’s name it correct.
The Real Deal: Star Wars: Rebels is coming to an finish, however that doesn’t imply that there gained’t be any extra Star Wars on the small display screen. Indeed, simply the reverse; talking to buyers just lately, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed, “We are growing not only one, however a number of Star Wars collection particularly for the Disney direct-to-consumer app. We’ve talked about that and we’re near having the ability to reveal a minimum of one in every of the entities that’s growing that for us. Because the deal is not fully closed, we won’t be particular about that.” Multiple collection? Start your hypothesis engines.