STAR WARS Solo Solo Film: Ron Howard Shoots Second

Not so long ago in a galaxy not so far, far away…the question was raised: who shot first? Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller? Or Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy? We may never know the truth, but we do now know this: Oscar winning director Ron Howard is now officially shooting next.

Shocking news broke on Tuesday that the Han Solo directors, Lord and Miller, were leaving the project over “creative differences.” Rumor has it that there was a difference of opinion over the character of Solo, stating, “people need to understand Han Solo is not a comedic personality. He’s sarcastic and selfish.”

Today it was officially announced that Howard will now pilot the project into the original May 2018 release date. He is considered a safe choice to finish the film while having a calming presence on a restless set.

Apparently, the friction between the directors and higher ups began immediately when filming started in February. Kennedy was not too keen and brought in Lawrence Kasdan, the legendary writer behind The Empire Strikes Back and co-writer of the Solo script with his son Jon. While Lord and Miller are good with comedic sensibility and improvisational style, Kasdan prefers strict adherence to the written word. It appears the tone in his vision won, added to the fact Lord and Miller felt a lack of support from Lucasfilm’s producer Allison Shearmur, pushed them out the door.

However, it is also said they were blindsided by the firing. Though that can also be argued differently by other sources.

So now, Howard has the task of coming in and finishing the Solo film with a current schedule of three-and-a-half more weeks of principle shoots and five weeks of reshoots as needed. The project is on a current hiatus till July 10 to give Howard time to meet with the cast and pore over what has been done to see what is needed to be done.

Howard has a history with George Lucas, appearing in Lucas’ 1973 breakout film American Graffiti and directing 1988’s Willow. In 2015, Howard did reveal on a podcast that Lucas had approached him to direct 1999’s prequel The Phantom Menace. Howard’s geek card also includes Apollo 13GeniusCocoon, and Splash. He’s also producing the upcoming adaptation of The Dark Tower.

We are sure the news will be filled with fantastic rumors over the next few weeks over how the project redevelops itself with a new leader. Make sure you check out SciFi4Me’s Star Wars news show, Salacious Crumbs, on YouTube for all the latest updates as they come!

 




Who is Snoke? Who is Rey? Who is Luke? STAR WARS News — Salacious Crumbs Episode XLVIII

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This week on Episode XLVIII:

00:22 – D23: stand-alone news?
01:45 – More adventure for Uncle Owen?
02:22 – Rancho Obi-Wan theft
04:16 – New authors for “A Certain Point of View”
05:35 – New Funko POP figures for SDCC
06:34 – The Last Jedi: Luke and Rey
08:00 – the blue lightsaber is officially Rey’s
09:34 – the green lightsaber?
10:47 – The Last Jedi release dates
11:05 – Luke & Leia reunion
12:00 – The Last Jedi: Finn’s return
12:45 – Who is Snoke?
13:58 – Snoke theory shutdown
15:30 – Elite Praetorian guard concept art
16:24 – Solo Solo: Thandie Newton
16:58 – Solo Solo: Donald Glover

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STAR WARS in Vanity Fair; Han + Jabba; New Fashion & Comics — SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XLVII

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This week on Episode XLVII:

00:22 – The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair
01:47 – New details from The Last Jedi
02:09 – New casino planet details
02:41 – The clumsy stormtrooper search
04:07 – Shopping: Geeky tikis
05:09 – New Her Universe merch
05:27 – New Loungefly accessories
05:55 – Cassian Andor prequel comic from Marvel
06:48 – Mace Windu comic from Marvel
07:33 – preview pages from the new Darth Vader #1 from Marvel
08:22 – Jabba the Hutt and Tatooine?
09:19 – Woody Harrelson talks Han’s mentor
10:04 – The Last Jedi rumors about Luke’s gear, plot details?
12:00 – Disney Japan teases major plot twist event
13:05 – Naming your kid? How about Kylo?

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Episode 9 Restart! Mark Hamill Disappointed! Concerts! SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XLVI

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This week on Episode XLVI:

00:22 – Catching up on our Live events
01:57 – Leia’s last appearance & changes in Ep 9
02:40 – Carrie Fisher’s script doctor legacy
03:12 – Leia confronts Snoke? Rumor!
03:55 – Han Solo movie: Emilia Clarke keeps secrets
04:40 – Character names for Solo film?
05:25 – Announcements at D-23?
06:08 – Changing the end of TFA
07:00 – Mark Hamill’s dream ending for TFA
08:00 – Star Wars Day history
09:15 – A Star Wars Day with merch!
10:15 – ROGUE ONE prequels
11:41 – STAR WARS in Concert in NY
12:22 – new web series “Science and STAR WARS”
13:10 – STAR WARS meets the Beatles

 

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Dark Side Toast! No Mara Jade? Footage at Celebration? — SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXXV

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This week on Episode XXXXV:

00:22 – Memorial for Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
01:25 – Digital Leia?
02:05 – Bob Iger & Kathleen Kennedy talk future projects
03:36 – CinemaCon teaser footage
04:47 – Celebration questions
05:05 – The Last Jedi casting: Gary Barlow & Justin Theroux
06:31 – New Imperial Walkers — gorilla style!
07:54 – New rumors about Snoke (or S.N.O.K.E.?)
09:05 – funeral for Han & Leia?
09:39 – Celebration Exclusive Funko Pop figures
10:44 – new Po-Zu stormtrooper boots
11:15 – Pangea toasters on the Dark Side
11:53 – revisiting original trilogy planets?
13:56 – Bob Iger: nothing changed in Episode VIII
14:37 – Han Solo film starts at age 18
15:09 – Woody Harrelson talks Solo solo film
16:18 – new Han Solo casting: Ian Kenney
16:43 – original Rogue One ending details
18:45 – Mara Jade and Dash Rendar not in canon
15:40 – Disney’s STAR WARS Land: AT-AT activity!

 

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Luke Speaks! Corellia! Phasma Spoilers? — SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXXIV

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This week on Episode XXXXIV:

00:22 – Lightsaber battle world record!

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RELATED ~ H2O #151: In Which We Discuss the Biggest Lightsaber Battle in the World

02:13 – Phasma weapon spoilers?
03:15 – Han Solo film casting news
03:45 – Fuerteventura as Corellia?
04:55 – The Last Jedi official footage screens for Disney
06:52 – Rey identity theory
07:38 – Frank Oz comments with “no comment”
08:37 – fan theory for The Last Jedi

http://dorksideoftheforce.com/2017/03/11/predictions-wishes-story-star-wars-last-jedi-play/

11:28 – New from Marvel: Darth Vader #1
13:51 – that Darth Vader scene almost wasn’t
15:09 – Princess Leia CGI: Carrie Fisher reax
15:40 – Disney’s STAR WARS Land: AT-AT activity!

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Rey Theories, Mark Hamill Death Hoax, and More! — SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXXIII

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This week on Episode XXXXIII:

00:22 – Mark Hamill death hoax
01:22 – an Oscar for Hamill?
02:36 – Rey loses an arm?
03:30 – more theories about Rey’s parents
06:01 – Aftermath: Empire’s End preview
08:35 – Inferno Squad announced
09:25 – Benecio Del Toro is playing a Fett?
10:40 – Han Solo film starts filming
11:05 – Joonas Suotamo message to fans
11:40 – Solo solo film release date? Title?
12:06 – preview of Star Wars Cribs with Matt Hentges
14:30 – new Hasbro Star Wars merch!
15:48 – Rogue One digital release

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Possible Spoilers for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI? — SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXXII

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This episode – #42!

New rumors about The Last Jedi!

~ Rey and Kylo Ren have a connection
~ trailer rumors
~ a connection to Star Wars: Rebels?
~ Finn’s new role?

Plus:

~ new toys!
~ Han Solo’s wife!
~ casting rumors!
~ Lando meets Lando!

All this in the latest episode:

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STAR WARS News and Rumor: SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXXI

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Salacious Crumbs is SciFi4Me’s up-to-the-minute news & rumor program about the Star Wars universe. Tune in every other Sunday at 6pm CST US for a brand new episode!

This episode – #41!

~ Episode VIII now has a title
~ Rian Johnson reveals influences
~ Solo Solo film starts shooting
~ “Last Jedi” theories
~ New Force user revealed!

All this in the latest episode:

https://youtu.be/u5PFZaax2LI

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SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXX: the Latest STAR WARS News

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This week, Mackenna takes us into the 3D Blu-Ray for news about an extended version of that Wookiee rage scene, where Chewbacca pulls Unkar Plutt’s arm off.

Plus: what happens to General Leia Organa in Episode IX in the wake of Carrie Fisher’s death? Will we get CGI Leia?

And what about those rumors about how different Rogue One was before reshoots and rewrites?

~ Han Solo movie news
~ Benicio Del Toro’s character?
~ Laura Dern speaks

All this in the latest episode:

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STAR WARS News: SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXIX

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Mackenna is back with more news and rumors about the Star Wars universe.

~ Does Darth Vader need his own movie?
~ John Williams doesn’t do what?
~ hints about the Han Solo movie
~ Things you need to know about Carrie Fisher

And more!

https://youtu.be/ArCRQAtZVuA

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ECHO CHAMBER: A ROGUE ONE Discussion

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Three weeks after its debut in theaters, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still going strong at the box office. Quickly surpassing Captain America: Civil War, it gained the number two spot for 2016. Critical acclaim, positive word-of-mouth, and even a controversy or two concerning the resurrection of certain characters — all worked to make Rogue One a hot property.

The gang gathers around the table to talk about favorite moments, some quibbles, and speculations about what happens next, especially in the wake of Carrie Fisher’s untimely death.

 

The panel: Mackenna Riley, Mindy Inlow, Jennifer Wise, Thomas Townley, Jay McDowell, Jeff Hackworth, Sam Sentman, Dan Handley

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STAR WARS News: SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXXVIII

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We’re back! On a new set and ready to deliver more of the latest STAR WARS headlines!

~ new dialogue for Luke? (SPOILERS)
~ a sequel for ROGUE ONE?
~ more screen time for Obi-Wan?
~ George Lucas likes it?
~ a female director?

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STAR WARS News and Rumor: SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXX – May the Fourth 2016

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May the Fourth be with you!

It’s our THIRTIETH episode! And there are plenty of rumors out there this week. Plus, some cool giveaways out TODAY!

~ Who’s the real narrator of the Star Wars saga?
~ Who’s Mads Mikkelson playing?
~ Who’s Rey, really? (no, really… are you serious?)

And we have details about (SPOILERS) plot leaks for EPISODE VIII. Don’t watch that part if you don’t want to know.

https://youtu.be/VRk5G9FD7Vc

Here’s the video where Mads Mikkelson drops a spoiler:

https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/725701030810263552

 

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STAR WARS News and Rumor — SALACIOUS CRUMBS Episode XXVII

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More of the latest headlines and rumors from the Star Wars universe!

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This week:
~ Daisy Ridley speaks!
~ DVD/Blu-Ray details!
~ Shooting in Croatia!
~ Battlefront news!
~ Episode VIII rumors!
~ Rogue One rumors!

Also, our condolences to the family of Tony Dyson, who built the first R2-D2.

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