What with the much-publicized replacement of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller with Ron Howard, the upcoming Han Solo prequel movie is currently running behind schedule. Initially, production was set to wrap up in September, but was altered to October once Howard came aboard. Even now, though, there are still scenes left to shoot.
In the wake of this delay, new details about the movie’s plot have reportedly made their way online. First up, we now might know the five planets that will be featured in Han Solo. According to Making Star Wars, they’re Corellia, Kessel, Iridium, Savareen and Vandor. The appearance of the first two will come as no surprise. Corellia is Han’s home world and Kessel is, of course, the location of Han’s famed Kessel run. We’ve even got confirmation that the planet would appear before, via one of Howard’s handy set photos. »
- Christian Bone
“Star Wars” will always be about two warring sides, but we’re not talking about the darkness and the light. Rather, it’s all about maximizing brand value, which often runs against making bold storytelling choices. It’s part of reason why Lucasfilm has had some directorial conflict of late, with Gareth Edwards being overrun on “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and Phil Lord and Chris Miller straight up bouncing from the upcoming Han Solo movie.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller and ever since, he’s been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the pic.
Though for all his social media updates, and there have been quite a lot, we still don’t really know anything at all about the plot. Nor do we know much about who anyone’s playing in the film – aside »
- Matt Joseph
As dispatches from the Han Solo set continue to come in, it's becoming clear that we may never in fact see much of any of the footage that Chris Miller and Phil Lord shot during their abbreviated tenure as the project's main helmers. Considering that Kathleen Kennedy's major issues with the directing duo seemed to center on matters of tone, this is not entirely surprising. Still, one would hope that for all the money that was put into the Lord & Miller shoot, to say nothing of Michael K. Williams' deleted role, we would at least get … »
- Chris Cabin
Now that the dust has settled on the Star Wars Han Solo film with Ron Howard taking over the reins for reshoots, ousted directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are preparing to move on to something new. Clearly there are still in high demand with Warner Brothers reportedly courting them to direct The Flash (which […] »
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed to take on new sci-fi adaptation Artemis for 20th Century Fox. This marks their first project since getting fired from Han Solo back in June. While this adaptation doesn't take them to a galaxy far, far away, it does bring them back into the sci-fi realm. No writer has been set for this project as of yet, but it is based on the upcoming novel by celebrated author Andy Weir, whose debut novel The Martian was turned into the hit Ridley Scott and Matt Damon movie of the same city.
Variety broke the news today, reporting that 20th Century Fox picked up the film rights back in May, with the book set to be published Nov. 17 by Crown Publishing Group. The story centers on a woman named Jazz, described as a "directionless twentysomething" who lives in the small town of Artemis, the only town on the Moon. »
On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Wednesday September 27th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, John Rocha, Dennis Tzeng, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following: Deleted scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming mentions Miles Morales—does this make him part of the McU? The panel debates. Martin Scorsese to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in biopic Roosevelt Blade Runner 2049 early reactions praise the movie (Steve Weintraub guests on the panel and also teases fall movies you should know) New Annihilation trailer from Ex Machina director Alex Garland and starring Natalie Portman Phil Lord and Chris Miller sign on to direct … »
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Artemis: While Ron Howard continues to share teasing images from his work on the Han Solo Star Wars movie, the original directors of that spinoff have revealed their next project. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct Artemis (not to be confused with Disney's upcoming Artemis Fowl), based on a new book by The Martian author Andy Weir. Interestingly enough, the Moon-set crime caper also has a smuggler for a main character. [Deadline] Exclusive: Natalie Portman dives into the mouth of an alligator in this #Annihilation first look: https://t.co/PgBYGwttA4 pic.twitter.com/5UHbr6vc0L — Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 26, 2017 Annihilation: Alex Garland's highly anticipated sophomore directorial effort, the...
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- Christopher Campbell
I think it’s safe to say that we were knocked on our collective rears when a Flashpoint movie was announced at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. Granted, we’ve known that Warner Bros. have been keen on the idea of bringing the Scarlet Speedster to the silver screen for some time now, but an origin story was probably what we were all expecting – not an adaptation of one of DC Comics’ most definitive tales to have been produced in this decade.
For those unfamiliar, Geoff Johns’ 2011 miniseries saw the Flash go back in time to save his mother’s life. In doing so, he royally screwed up the timeline, creating a world filled with darker heroes. Eventually, he (kind of) set things right, thereby allowing DC to do a linewide reboot in the form of the New 52. And, in the time since, this arc has been quite faithfully adapted as an animated movie, »
- Eric Joseph
Artemis: While Ron Howard continues to share teasing images from his work on the Han Solo Star Wars movie, the original directors of that spinoff have revealed their next project. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct Artemis (not to be confused with Disney's upcoming Artemis Fowl), based on a new book by The Martian author Andy Weir. Interestingly enough, the Moon-set crime caper also has a smuggler for a main character. [Deadline] ...
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Former Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found a new project over at Fox. Per Deadline, the pair will direct Artemis, a sci-fi film that will be adapted from The Martian authors Andy Weir’s upcoming novel. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood will produce the film while Lord and Miller will work with Fox to find a writer to adapt the novel into a script.
In the wake of their departure from the Star Wars spin-off, there was a lot of speculation over whether or not they would return to direct The Flash for Warner Bros. The reason they decided to adapt Weir’s Artemis was apparently because of “the opportunity it gives them to build from scratch a world that is a departure from past directing efforts that have included The Lego Movie and the 21 Jump Street franchise”.
The synopsis for Artemis reads:
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. »
- Ricky Church
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Lord and Miller have found their new project.
- Max Covill
Simon Brew Sep 27, 2017
The pair are set to direct an adaptation of the book Artemis, by Andy Weir (that’s set to be published in November). Weir, of course, also penned The Martian, and the movie take on that didn’t turn out badly at all.
The story this time is of Jazz, who lives in a small town in Artemis, the first and only city on the moon. Set in the near future, Jazz is a wannabe smuggler, who finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy.
After Phil Lord and Christopher Miller departed the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off, there was the question of just which project they'd tackle next, and it seems that we finally have an answer. Deadline reports that Lord and Miller have signed on to develop and direct Artemis, which will be based upon the upcoming novel of the same name by The Martian's Andy Weir. After Ridley... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
After a great many setbacks, it sounds like the Flashpoint movie may finally be headed in the right direction. During San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the movie is going to be titled Flashpoint, meaning it will adapt one of the most beloved and important stories in the history of DC Comics. Now, the movie finally has a script and Warner Bros. is on the hunt for the right director. Just don't expect for it to be Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
It was recently announced that Lord and Miller, who were fired from the untitled Han Solo movie not long ago, have locked down their next gig. They are going to direct Artemis, which is the feature adaptation of The Martian author Andy Weir's latest novel. Variety's Justin Kroll took to Twitter in order to declare that essentially takes them out of the running for Flashpoint, which »
Let it never be said that Ron Howard, or whoever runs his social media accounts, doesn't know how to pique Star Wars fans curiosity. It remains to be seen if he can make a quality Star Wars movie out of the untitled Han Solo spin-off, but all of his posts from the set are making this a must-see for fans of a galaxy far, far away, if for no other reason than to figure out what many of them amount to. His latest tease is no different, as it contains a very obscure Star Wars Easter egg that could mean big things for the standalone.
Ron Howard took to Twitter to provide us with this latest image from the set of the Han Solo movie. The image features some alien writing on sand-colored stone that may look familiar to Star Wars fans. We'll get into that in a second. But the biggest clue, »
For a while, it felt like Phil Lord and Chris Miller could do no wrong. The directing duo broke into movies with the surprisingly wonderful animation “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs,” followed it up with the genuinely hilarious “21 Jump Street” (and later, its equally hilarious sequel), and then made a massive, subversive, franchise-starting hit with “The Lego Movie.” Plus they produced a couple of acclaimed TV shows too, with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Last Man On Earth.”
It led to Lord & Miller landing one of the most sought-after jobs in Hollywood — directing the Han Solo-centric “Star Wars” spin-off, with the pair beginning shooting earlier this year with a killer cast including Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
- Oliver Lyttelton
It’s been three months since the rather shocking movie news broke that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from the Star Wars anthology film focused on Han Solo. Even though a large portion of the filming on Han Solo was complete, disagreements with Lucasfilm resulted in Lord and Miller being let go and eventually replaced […]
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- Chris Evangelista
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