The UK is in the middle of a heatwave and RADIO 1138 brings you all the hot news and interviews. This month, to the buzz of an overworked fan, we discuss the Han Solo standalone and the removal of Lord and Miller, hone in on Star Wars Fan Weekend in Burnley and the brilliant guests at the show including Taylor Gray, Femi Taylor, Ian McIlhenney, Ingvild Deila and Jimmy Vee. We hear Star Wars 40th anniversary memories from author Jason Fry and artist JAKe and groove to Darth Elvis and the Imperials with a track from their new album, IV. You can listen to episode 64 on iTunes and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments, views and opinions to be a part of the show.
RON HOWARD TO ASSUME DIRECTORIAL DUTIES ON THE UNTITLED HAN SOLO FILM
Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.
“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”
Dan Z is joined by Beltway Banthas co-host, Swara Salih & CWK newsman, Tom Gross. They begin the show with the news of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leaving the untitled Han Solo film. Jason Brame and the hosts discuss categorizing ancillary characters in Star Wars, and Tom gives the news. For the Coffee Chat, they play a few rounds of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. They close out the show with your tweets. This the podcast you’re looking for!
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On this week’s The Star Wars Show, we find out about SDCC Gentle Giant exclusives, get news of Marvel’s Captain Phasma, take care of a little Emmy ‘For Your Consideration’ business, visit the ILM mo-cap stage, and talk with prop restoration master, Tom Spina.
All this and more in the video below:
Good news for Netflix subscribers! The streaming service announced today that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will make its exclusive debut on July 18. Last year it was revealed that — starting from September 2016 onwards — Netflix would “become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.” Rogue One kicks things off for Lucasfilm!
Everything coming to Netflix in July can bee seen in the announcement video below:
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The Star Wars Canon Dispatch
Welcome to The Star Wars Canon Dispatch, an unofficial monthly contextual look at the monthly releases in Star Wars storytelling. It was a comic heavy month, but some great additions to the narrative universe.
The Star Wars Show has released an extended version of their interview with Battlefront II’s Janina Gavankar. Discussion includes the backstory of Gavankar’s character, Iden Versio, why this is the role of a lifetime, and her love for video games.
Check it out below: