Saturday, October 22, 2016

Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando

On the official Star Wars account it has been confirmed what fandom has been recommending for ages for the upcoming young Han Solo movie. They wrote "Hello, what have we here? Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story." The actor, mostly known for Community, recently starred in the TV series Atlanta and played a scientist in The Martian.

The Han Solo film will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, Community) who spoke about the casting. “We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us. These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”

If not watching Atlanta, the next time you will see the actor is in Spider-Man: Homecoming in an unknown role.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Rogue One Character Posters

If you are interested, there are eight new character posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that will hit theaters on December 16 (in US) or December 15 (in UK). To the left is the poster for Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) but the rest of the posters for the Rogue One team can be found here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer 2

Here is the newest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (long title, prefer Star Wars: Rogue One). The movie will hit theaters on December 16, 2016.  The new trailer indicates a definite shift in time to something much more hopeful as the lead character and her team just seems more hopeful and enthusiastic about the Death Star mission then the previous trailer. Not sure if that is a good thing or not but the takeaway is this has become that much closer to be an Ocean's 11 in space.

New Rogue One Poster, Trailer Coming Today

Here is a new poster for Star Wars: Rogue One. In addition Disney said the new trailer for the movie will drop sometime today.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Star Wars: Rogue One Scores A New Composer

In a sign that the Star Wars: Rogue One shoots were probably more dramatic then Disney has let known, the movie has replaced the movie's composer with Michael Giacchino. The composer was supposed to be Alexander Desplat who tends to score more dramatic films like The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, Suffragette and more. Basically his hiring suggested a tense, dark movie. Giacchino is the opposite of that who often light fun fair like many Pixar movies and adventure stories like the Star Trek films, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World and more. In short it indicates that the re-shoots were extensive enough that the film likely experienced and entire tonal shift in presentation that instead of being something different will be exactly like all other Star Wars films. Not really a negative but more of a sign that Disney is going to play it very safe with Star Wars and take no chances on any bumps in the billion dollar road.