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Here's How Solo's Shocking, Surprise Cameo Came to Be Here's How Solo's Shocking, Surprise Cameo Came to Be

Yeah. That happened. And here’s why the writers of Solo: A Star Wars Story decided to do such a shocking thing.

The Writers of Solo Discuss the Challenge of Creating Han and Chewie's Iconic First Meeting The Writers of Solo Discuss the Challenge of Creating Han and Chewie's Iconic First Meeting

Han Solo’s life has been full of iconic moments—the Kessel Run, winning the Millennium Falcon, running afoul of Jabba the Hutt and more, but none are more significant than Han meeting Chewbacca. So when Solo: A Star Wars Story, writers Lawrence and Jon Kasdan definitively decided on what that first meeting would be,…

Solo Is a Damn Fine Star Wars Story Solo Is a Damn Fine Star Wars Story

Filled with excellent action and a lot of emotion, Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to surprise a lot of people. Despite its troubled production, it’s ended up being incredibly fun and funny, with great characters, performances, and a huge range of Star Wars references to delight fans and non-fans alike.

A Han Solo Movie Was in Development Even Before The Force Awakens A Han Solo Movie Was in Development Even Before The Force Awakens

The earliest days of the new Star Wars era remain relatively mysterious. We know that in October 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm, and work soon began on what would eventually become the start of the new trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the story is much more interesting than that, as was revealed in a recent…

The Team Behind Solo Addressed How It Would Have Been Different If Lord and Miller Directed It The Team Behind Solo Addressed How It Would Have Been Different If Lord and Miller Directed It

Though Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story midway through production, their fingerprints can still be felt on the movie.

With New Context, These Old Quotes About the Han Solo Movie Speak Volumes With New Context, These Old Quotes About the Han Solo Movie Speak Volumes

Even before co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the Han Solo movie, they didn’t talk about the film in public a lot. One place they did was at last year’s Star Wars Celebration, and reading the quotes now is very weird.

Ron Howard Is the Reported Frontrunner to Take Over the Han Solo Film (UPDATED) Ron Howard Is the Reported Frontrunner to Take Over the Han Solo Film (UPDATED)

The world of Star Wars was shook to the core Tuesday afternoon when Lucasfilm announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would no longer be directing the Han Solo standalone film. However, there’s already a very famous frontrunner: Ron Howard. (Updated below with more details about the reason for Lord and Miller’s…

The Right Directors Are Making the Han Solo Movie, and Here's the Proof The Right Directors Are Making the Han Solo Movie, and Here's the Proof

Sunday at Star Wars Celebration Europe, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller finally introduced the actor they chose to play Han Solo: Alden Ehrenreich. But perhaps more importantly, the 21 Jump Street and Lego Movie directors talked about their love of the character, proving that the galaxy’s favorite scoundrel is in…

The Han Solo Movie Has the Best Star Wars Script Ever, Says Star Wars Employee The Han Solo Movie Has the Best Star Wars Script Ever, Says Star Wars Employee

More than almost anything in the world, we want the 2018 Han Solo movie to be great. On paper, it’s a terrifying idea to solidify a backstory for such an iconic character, but at least one person assures us the script is amazing (although he probably has to say so).

We May Meet The Young Han Solo Sooner Than You Think We May Meet The Young Han Solo Sooner Than You Think

The Young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff movie won’t hit theaters for two and a half years, but apparently Lucasfilm is getting very close to hiring a star. The reason? He may have some work to do very soon.

J.J. Abrams Told Us the Origin Story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams Told Us the Origin Story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars is something that’s so special to so many people, that the mere idea of actually creating something new and fresh in that universe would be daunting. And yet, that’s what J.J. Abrams did with The Force Awakens.

Gwendoline Christie Didn't Know That Captain Phasma Was Originally A Man Gwendoline Christie Didn't Know That Captain Phasma Was Originally A Man

We’ve heard for ages that Captain Phasma, the Star Wars villain played by Gwendoline Christie, was originally written as a man. We now know that’s true. Lawrence Kasdan told Vulture making Phasma a woman was a last-minute decision—but they never told Christie this.

J.J. Abrams Promises Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is "Delightful" and Explains How He's Passing the Torch J.J. Abrams Promises Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is "Delightful" and Explains How He's Passing the Torch

If you were given only one word to describe your feeling after watching the original Star Wars trilogy, “Delightful” is a good one. That’s also the word J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan focused on when writing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which seems like a good sign.

The President Of Lucasfilm Eases Our Worries About Han Solo Movie The President Of Lucasfilm Eases Our Worries About Han Solo Movie

Even the biggest Star Wars fan was stunned when Disney announced an upcoming Han Solo-centric, standalone film. Would they ruin one of the best characters ever? Well, the president of Lucasfilm doesn’t want that and has offered some encouraging new details on the solo Solo film.

17 Things We Just Learned About Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Updated) 17 Things We Just Learned About Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Updated)

Star Wars fans knew they were going to get news this week, they probably just thought they’d have to wait longer. There will be Star Wars at the D23 Expo Saturday but first, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly is chock full of new information on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Sequel Writer Teases The Return Of Lando Calrissian Star Wars Sequel Writer Teases The Return Of Lando Calrissian

Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan is probably best known for The Empire Strikes Back, but he’s also co-written The Force Awakens and is rumored to be working on the scripts for Episodes VIII and IX, too. So when Kasdan says Lando’s story might not be over, it’s worth paying attention to.

Michael Arndt's scrapped Star Wars story was about Luke and Han's kids Michael Arndt's scrapped Star Wars story was about Luke and Han's kids

When Michael Arndt was replaced as the writer of Star Wars: Episode VII last fall, we were told it had to do with timing concerns. But according to a new report in the Hollywood Reporter, the real reason was a disagreement over who the film should be about: Luke, Leia and Han, or the next generation.

J.J. Abrams explains the Star Wars: Episode VII writer switcheroo J.J. Abrams explains the Star Wars: Episode VII writer switcheroo

People have been wondering why J.J. Abrams took the Episode VII screenwriting duties from Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt. According to Abrams, there's no insidious conspiracy and Arndt wasn't doing a bad job (at least that they're admitting to) — it's all about the scheduling.

Behold handwritten pages from the Empire Strikes Back script Behold handwritten pages from the Empire Strikes Back script

Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan wrote his first script draft for The Empire Strikes Back (though his was certainly not the first draft) by hand, and recently donated those handwritten pages to the Writers Guild Foundation Archive. Slashfilm got a peek at a few of those pages, and how they differ from the final version of…

Empire Strikes Back Scribe To Tackle Robotech Empire Strikes Back Scribe To Tackle Robotech

Robotech, the anime series about Transformers that can take human passengers, is rumored to be getting the masterful touch of Lawrence Kasdan for its live-action movie. This infamous scribe has worked his magic on other legendary movies such as The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Robotech has been in…

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