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Paul Bettany Says Ron Howard “Reshot A Lot More Than Was Originally Intended” On ‘Solo’

Paul Bettany Says Ron Howard “Reshot A Lot More Than Was Originally Intended” On ‘Solo’
When Phil Lord and Chris Miller exited “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” it left open some huge legal question marks. The duo may have been contracted to receive backend profits based on the success of the movie, but Disney could buy them out with a lump sum payment. However, the bigger issue is the directors’ credit on the movie. It’ll be up to the Directors’ Guild Of America to determine how much of Lord and Miller’s work remains intact in ‘Solo,’ and how much belongs to replacement director Ron Howard, but it does sound like there could be situation where he winds up his name on the movie.

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Lord And Miller Say Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Will Subvert Your Expectations

We’ve had six Spidey solo movies over the past fifteen years, but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has managed to offer something fresh. Apart from being the first theatrically-released animated pic to star the wallcrawler, the hero under the mask is not Peter Parker but Miles Morales, making his big screen debut.

Though the recent teaser trailer went viral, Sony is keeping a lid on the ins and outs of the movie for now. However, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have begun to tease what fans can expect. The Lego Movie directors have a big hand in the film, as Lord also wrote the script (based on a story by himself, Miller and Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch), and while attending CCXP17 in Brazil, the pair had much to say about how they wanted to tell a “different kind of Spider-Man story” and how they really wanted to make
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A middle-aged Peter Parker confirmed for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Last week, Sony released the first trailer for its animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is set to mark the big screen debut of Miles Morales.

However, as we saw at the end of the trailer (and as anyone familiar with the Spider-Verse storyline will know), Miles won’t be the only web-slinger to feature in the movie.

According to Collider, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have confirmed that Peter Parker does feature in the film and will serve as a middle-aged mentor passing on the baton to Miles as the new Spider-Man.

You may have caught a brief glimpse of Peter in the trailer, as well as a headstone which suggests that Peter Parker is believed to be dead (suggesting the middle-aged mentor Parker could be from another universe):

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique
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Feeling the force: why directing a Hollywood blockbuster is tougher than ever

As the big-money Hollywood franchises tighten their stranglehold, directors seem more and more disposable. The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson explains how he deals with the pressure

It was hardly short of work, but “creative differences” must have become the most overused phrase in Hollywood. It was trotted out earlier this year when directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller departed the Han Solo spin-off, and when Colin Trevorrow was jettisoned from Star Wars: Episode IX. Ditto when Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man in 2014, while there was a tart whiff of you-know-what about the reshoots on Gareth Edwards’s Rogue One.

Then there have been high-profile conflicts during production, as with Josh Trank on Fantastic Four, and last-minute balks such as Warner’s decision not to let Ben Affleck direct as well as be The Batman. It’s hard not to conclude that, in the blockbuster world, directors – far from
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Playback: Rian Johnson on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Thriving Within Lucasfilm

Playback: Rian Johnson on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Thriving Within Lucasfilm
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set for release Dec. 15. You might have heard of it. The reinvigorated Lucasfilm franchise continues to be an annual event, not just in the film space but, certainly, in consumer and popular culture. Amid all that machinery, at the center of the latest installment, is 43-year-old Rian Johnson, an indie filmmaker who really showed what he was capable of with the 2012 sci-fi film “Looper.”

(Note: There are No Spoilers in this podcast. Feel free to listen and enjoy without fear of having any of the new film’s secrets ruined.)

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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Principle photography for “The Force Awakens” kicked off in February of 2016, in the immediate wake of the near-billion-dollar crater the film
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Second Opinion – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017

Written and Directed by Rian Johnson.

Starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio del Toro, Billie Lourd, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Jimmy Vee, Tim Rose, Warwick Davis, Hermione Corfield and Veronica Ngo.

Synopsis:

Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

One of the big complaints about Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that it felt like an old band having one last run with a new singer (say, Queen for example). They played the old hits, the stuck to the same chord structures and they didn’t try anything too new in case people just wanted to hear the favourites again.
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Watch: Next Spider-Man Film Features Afro-Latino Web-Slinger Miles Morales

Watch: Next Spider-Man Film Features Afro-Latino Web-Slinger Miles Morales
When Spider-Man: Homecoming was released in July, the star-studded film was praised for its cast’s diversity. With its 2018 animated installment, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the franchise continues to break ground by bringing to the screen Marvel Comics’s first Afro-Latino web-slinger, Miles Morales.

In a trailer for the forthcoming movie, slated to premiere in December 2018, Morales, a teenager of African-American and Puerto Rican descent, is seen visiting what seems to be the grave of the original Spider-Man, Peter Parker, and practicing his swinging skills across New York City skyscrapers. But, in a twist, more than one Spider-Man shares the screen.
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"Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse"

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Sneak Peek new footage from Columbia Pictures CG-animated feature "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse", showcasing 'Miles Morales'/'Spider-Man', (Shameik Moore ), directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey from a script by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, opening December 14, 2018:

'Miles Morales' was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and illustrator Sara Pichelli, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Ultimate Fallout" #4 (August 2011), following the death of 'Peter Parker'.

Morales possesses powers similar to those of the original 'Spider-Man'...

"...from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider-Man's nemesis 'Norman Osborn', in an attempt to duplicate those abilities.

Cast also includes Liev Schreiber...

...Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry.

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"Spider-man" Comic Books
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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Spoiler Alert: The following review contains mild spoilers for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Surely, all “Star Wars” fans hope each new installment will be the best ever. But in the case of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” that seemed like an actual possibility. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, a Sundance alum who established his serious-filmmaker bona fides with his 2005 indie debut, “Brick,” before graduating to young Christopher Nolan territory via the relatively big-budget sci-fi movie “Looper,” Episode VIII seemed to have everything going for it.

To the extent that “The Force Awakens” was essentially a heightened reboot of “A New Hope,” recycling many of the 1977 original’s thrills in fresh form with a mostly new cast, this latest chapter was positioned as the new trilogy’s “The Empire Strikes Back” — which is to say, a darker, more serious chapter (commonly regarded as the series’ best) that deepens the underlying mythology, shapes its emerging
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Peter Parker Will Play a Role in The Animated Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse Film and Here's How

This past weekend, Sony Pictures released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming animated Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and I loved what I saw! I thought it has an incredibly cool and wild style and the fact that they are exploring the Spider-Verse, where there are multiple versions of Spider-Man, is so cool!

The main focus of this movie will be on Miles Morales. This will be his movie, but Peter Parker will also have a supporting role in the story. During a panel at Ccxp (via Collider) writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller clarified exactly what role Peter Parker plays in this story. One of the main things that they wanted from Peter in this film was for him to be the grownup in the room for the first time and be a mentor to Miles.

For those of you not familiar with the relationship between Mile
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Will Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Connect To The McU?

It’s a very, very good time to be a fan of Spider-Man. Your friendly neighborhood hero is seemingly everywhere these days, experiencing a huge surge in popularity – not that he ever fell out of the public eye, mind you – and spawning countless projects across screens both big and small. Undoubtedly, the lion’s share of the spotlight is being placed on Tom Holland’s version over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there’s another Spidey crawling around that’s starting to generate a lot of buzz, too.

Of course, we’re talking about Miles Morales, who’s set to feature in Sony’s upcoming animated flick, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. With the first trailer for the film having debuted this past weekend to a great response, interest in the project has skyrocketed, with fans wondering if there will be any ties between it and the McU.

After all,
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Here’s How Peter Parker Factors into ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

While we all knew Sony Pictures Animation was releasing an animated Spider-Man movie in December of next year and that Miles Morales was the lead, until this weekend Sony hadn’t released the title or even confirmed whether Peter Parker would be making an appearance in the movie. But with Ccxp (Comic-Con Experience) happening in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sony decided to use the biggest Comic-Con in South America to unveil new details about the web-swinger’s upcoming animated adventure by having producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller take the stage with Erico Borgo from Omelete to …
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Video: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse – Teaser Trailer

Good news for spidey-fans. If Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) and Peter Parker joining the McU wasn’t enough, there is also an animated feature coming from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys behind The Lego Movie (2014) and 21 Jump Street (2012).

“Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.” It certainly sounds like an interesting concept with a unique visual style.

Check out the teaser trailer above and let us know your thoughts below.
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Teaser trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, which is set for a cinema release on December 14th 2018.

With a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Trailer

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First look at Spider-Man's first animated feature adventure 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' is now below! Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman with a screenplay by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The features the voice talents of Shameik Moore voices Morales, starring alongside Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, and Brian Tyree Henry.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' is scheduled for release on December 14, 2018.
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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Gets An Intriguing First Trailer

After debuting it as Brazil Comic-Con over the weekend, Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse from their own Sony Pictures Animation.

The film reportedly follows the Miles Morales version of the character, and will land in cinemas next Christmas.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Shameik Moore voices Morales, starring alongside Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, and Brian Tyree Henry.

Featuring a unique style of animation, which we’re absolutely digging, by the way, the new teaser shows off a movie that, while a year off, could
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Spider-Man: first trailer for new big screen animated movie

Simon Brew Dec 11, 2017

Miles Morales heads to the big screen in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Here's the first trailer...

Arriving in cinemas in December 2018 is a brand new Spider-Man film – and one that’s taking a different turn to the main line of Marvel movies.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a full animated movie, that’s going to see Spider-Man in the guise of Miles Morales rather than Peter Parker. The movie is being overseen by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (and they’ve co-written the script), with Bob Perischetti and Peter Ramsey directing.

Shameik Moore leads the voice cast as Miles Morales/Spider-Man.

A first trailer for the movie has now been released too, to give a flavour of what’s in store. And it looks like this…

More on the movie as we get it…
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Boba Fett Movie Back in Development, Working Title Tin Can

With production setting up for the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie gearing up, the Boba Fett movie is in active development according to a new report and the project has the working title of Tin Can. It was revealed late in the summer that Lucasfilm was working on the Boba Fett movie along with the Yoda standalone, but it has been pretty quiet ever since then, more than likely due to the release of The Last Jedi as well as some of the drama surrounding Solo: A Star Wars Story. In addition, the Obi-Wan standalone movie was also announced, which seems to have overshadowed the development of the Boba Fett movie.

A new report has revealed that Boba Fett is in active development and that it has the working title of Tin Can. No production date has been listed, but the movie will film in part at Pinewood Studios in England where
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Kick Ass First Trailer for Animated 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'

Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask. Sony Pictures recently unveiled an awesome first teaser trailer for the animated Spider-Man movie, which is now officially titled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Yes, this is the one that is being developed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller, who wrote the script and are producing as well. And yes, this is also the Spider-Man movie that features Miles Morales, the black kid for Brooklyn, and he seems pretty damn cool. The only problem is the wait to watch this - one full year from now. Too long! I want it now! Shameik Moore (from Dope!) voices Miles, and the rest of the cast includes Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, and Brian Tyree Henry. This looks really damn good, seriously, the animation style is slick but the whole thing just has a fresh, thrilling, fun vibe to it. And it doesn't even seem
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Trailer Unveils Animated Miles Morales

Sony has unveiled a brief teaser trailer of its upcoming animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” with a first look at the teenage Miles Morales.

The 80-second trailer opens with a hooded figure moving through the snow of New York City, visiting the grave of Peter Parker, then swinging awkwardly through skyscrapers with the tagline “More than one wears the mask.” When Spider-Man lands on a rooftop, he pulls off his mask to show that he is Miles Morales — and out of breath — then allows himself a brief laugh.

Miles Morales was introduced in 2011 in Chapter 4 of the “Ultimate Fallout” Marvel comic book series, which dealt with the aftermath of the death of Peter Parker. The teaser ends with Miles Morales in a subway station asking another figure “Wait, so how many of us are there?”

Producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord presented the official title and teaser trailer for the film at a live appearance
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