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John Williams Back for Solo: A Star Wars Story – Sort of…

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It seems as if John Williams will be back for his ninth Star Wars film, although not fully composing the score. Variety is reporting that Williams will be composing the main “theme” for Solo: A Star Wars Story, but veteran composer John Powell will be doing the rest of the score.

If you recall, Powell was named the composer for the movie back in July. Out of all 10 Star Wars movies (counting Solo), the only film that Williams has not been involved in, was 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was composed by Michael Giacchino.

“The present plan is that I’m writing a theme for Han Solo, and John Powell is going to write the score, which he’ll do brilliantly. What I will do is offer this to John, and to [director] Ron Howard, and if all parties are happy with it, then I will be happy. John [Powell] will complete the score. He will write all the rest of the themes and all of the other material, which I’m going to be very anxious to hear.”

Does this change your mind about the direction of the film? Leave your thoughts in the normal places…

About the Han Solo Film:

The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike (unconfirmed). The movie hits theaters May 25, 2018.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Comments on Transition of Solo Directors

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Solo: A Star Wars Story has been anything, but a normal film production. After almost finishing principal photography directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired. Then came rumors of Alden Ehrenreich needing acting coaching, which led to fans speculating that the movie would be dead in the water.

Enter Ron Howard.

In a recent interview with IGN, Phoebe Waller-Bridge commented on the subject of Ron Howard taking over as director of her upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story, and how the change in directors affected the filming of her scenes.

“The handover there was done with such warmth and generosity from everybody, and Ron’s just a master at his craft; he’s going to make a beautiful film out of it,” she said of the transition between directors. “You just really trust him and it was just really exciting to work with him. I mean, it would’ve been exciting to just pass him in a corridor, let alone for him to be parachuted in to the film you’re working on.”

When asked how much of her role was reshot compared to Lord and Miller’s version of the film, Waller-Bridge said, “We’d done some really, really great stuff with Chris and Phil that everyone was really thrilled with, and I think a lot of that will still be in it.”

Does this news ease your mind about the upcoming film? Do you still think it will be a failure? Leave your thoughts below.

About the Han Solo Film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.

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New LEGO Solo: A Star Wars Story Sets Leaked!

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SPOILERS! If you don’t want to know anything about Solo: A Star Wars Story DO NOT proceed! These LEGO sets might contain a few spoilers for the film!

New LEGO Solo: A Star Wars Story sets have been leaked online, thanks to the fine folks over at Rebelscum.com. These new leaked sets prove that the recent Solo: A Star Wars Story image that was making the rounds from Russia was legitimate, even though Disney denied that it was official.

The new LEGO sets give us a look at the 75207 Imperial Patrol Battle Pack, 75209 Han Solo Landspeeder, 75210 “hard to make out” Landspeeder, 75211 Imperial TIE Fighter, 75212 Kessel Run Millenium Falcon, and the 75535 Han Solo Buildable Figure.

The biggest spoiler of that information is that it seems will we see the Millennium Falcon make its famous Kessel Run! Check out the pics below, courtesy of Imgur.

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About Solo: A Star Wars Story:

The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike (unconfirmed). The movie hits theaters May 25, 2018.

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Christian Bale was up for “Mentor” Role in Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Christian Bale recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and dropped some interesting information regarding Solo: A Star Wars Story. According to the Batman Begins actor, he was up for the role of Han Solo’s mentor, which ultimately went to Woody Harrelson.

“Yes, [it was] very tempting. I not only love the films going back to my childhood but also have a very long relationship with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did Empire of the Sun many years back. There was discussion, [and] I hope there will be future discussions.”

The “future discussions” he refers to could bear fruit. Christian Bale is a big fan of the Star Wars films, and admits to still having the Millennium Falcon and an AT-AT in his personal collection.

As always, voice your opinions on our various social media feeds, including what future character you would like to see Bale play in the Star Wars universe.

About the Han Solo Film:

The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike (unconfirmed). The movie hits theaters May 25, 2018.

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