We only got answers to a few of the questions we had going in there, but the con still loaded up down with plenty of news about Rogue One, Star Wars: Rebels, the Han Solo movie, and more. Here’s all of io9's coverage from this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe.
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…
It’s finally confirmed—Alden Ehrenreich is indeed the new Han Solo, and will star in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s solo Solo film. Apparently, Ehrenreich was literally the first person to audition for the role out of more than 3,000 actors. He also screentested in the Millennium Falcon and with Chewbacca, too.
Earlier this week, in a question inspired by the upcoming Han Solo movie, we asked you which science fiction and fantasy spin-offs you think Hollywood should make next. We got some fantastic and witty suggestions (three words: I Was Groot), and have shared our favorites below.
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).
Look at that face. That is the face of an action figure that has had enough of this shit.
This is a story of actor earnestness that is almost too cute to bear: Charlie Cox has revealed he recently messed up a big audition for a role in a Star Wars movie. How? By being too good... at playing Matt Murdock in Daredevil.
Here’s the thing about Star Wars’ favorite malcontent: saving the day is only something Han Solo does when he has to save his own ass.
The Man from Earth is getting a sequel. Willa Holland has some harsh words for DC over its treatment of Arrow and The Flash. Plus, teasers for the next season of Scream, new Star Trek Beyond posters, and more footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Spoilers Get!
The rumors are true. Alden Ehrenreich, who made a name for himself earlier this year in the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar, has been cast as the young Han Solo in the 2018 Star Wars story directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Quicksilver’s connection to Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse will be more than just a joke. Warcraft teases its female hero. Chris Miller drops a hint for the Han Solo spinoff film. Plus, new images from Game of Thrones and The Flash, a new Civil War clip, and Jay Hernandez on what makes Suicide Squad unique. Spoilers Get!
“Han shot first!” has been the rallying cry of disgruntled Star Wars fans ever since George Lucas began relentlessly tweaking his iconic movies, most notably that infamous change to Han and Greedo’s cantina encounter. The fans want it restored. Finn agrees. Ariana Grande is a believer. The original script proved it…
One of the most famous Star Wars characters not in The Force Awakens makes his sequel trilogy debut in a new Lego short film set right before the events of the film. Nice to see you again, Lando Calrissian.
The next X-Men movie could tackle a huge storyline from the comics. Tim Miller wants an R-Rated X-Force. Plus, tons of new footage from Civil War, Game of Thrones, Agents of SHIELD and The Flash, and Iron Fist casts a few more key characters. Spoilers Now!
With every passing day, we get closer and closer to Disney and Lucasfilm finally announcing that they’ve found the actor who will play young Han Solo. Right now, all signs point to the relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich.
The most intriguing Star Wars books coming out have been the ones that flesh out the extensive gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath was one of them, and now its sequel is going to tell us what Han and Chewbacca were up to after the destruction of the Death Star II.
And we thought carbon freezing looked painful...
Disney and Lucasfilm have apparently whittled the list of actors who could star in the Han Solo origin movie down from every young man in Hollywood to just three people: Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor, and Alden Ehrenreich.
Fans know very little about the 2018 Han Solo movie, except that it’ll be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, just dropped a key piece of information about a supporting character in the film. A very obvious, very tall, and very hairy supporting character.
Princess Leia had one. Lando had one. Chewbacca had one. Poor Luke hasn’t had one. Now Han Solo himself is getting his own, err, solo miniseries from Marvel.