Ron Howard Assumes Directorial Duties on the Han Solo Standalone Film

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.”

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Directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord Removed from Han Solo Standalone Film

In case you missed the news that broke earlier this evening, directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord have been removed from the untitled Han Solo standalone film. Here is the official word from Lucasfilm:

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The Star Wars Show | Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Cool Stuff at Lucasfilm, and a New Star Wars Game

Wow! Wednesday got here fast! Of course, that means it is time for a new installment of The Star Wars Show. This week, Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory stops by, we get a look at some of the unique treasures found at Lucasfilm, a new Star Wars pinball game is announced, and much more.

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Growing Up With Star Wars: After 40 Years, the Journey Continues

The day is almost here and honestly, it’s hard to believe that Star Wars (A New Hope) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. What’s even harder to fathom, is the realization that I’ve grown up right alongside it―we’ve gotten old!

It was the first film that I’m aware of that played in the theater for a full year, giving it the title “blockbuster.” Strangely enough, I still remember going to the theater to see it for the first time. My brother was just super excited, and I was experiencing the movie theater for the very first time. Yes, Star Wars was my first film experience―and it’s left its mark on me. Read more

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Disney, Lucasfilm, and Hasbro Celebrate Iconic Heroes with ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Adventure Figures and More

Disney and Lucasfilm Celebrate Iconic Heroes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…with Star Wars Forces of Destiny

 Micro-series of original, animated shorts will focus on untold stories of everyday heroism that shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others

 Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein and Lupita Nyong’o reprise their roles for new series launching in July

 Books, apparel and toys including new ‘Adventure Figures’ from Hasbro launching this summer

Glendale, Calif. (April 13, 2017) – Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.

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Book Review: Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

Unwavering dedication to continuity and fine detail is on full display in the new Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia hitting shelves April 4, where 40 years of saga history blend together seamlessly.

The latest in Star Wars reference compendiums is rife with fascinating tidbits, delivering on its promise to curate the weird, quirky and iconic into a single comprehensive volume. In Jabba the Hutt’s corner of Tatooine alone, we learn the name of his rancor (Pateesa!), the details of Max Rebo’s lifetime performance contract (free meals instead of money), and a few handy Huttese phrases. For logophiles, there’s also a primer on the Aurebesh alphabet and a few key sayings in Bocce, droid binary and Jawaese. (Sadly the exact meaning of “Utinni” remains a mystery on these pages.)

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“Star Wars Rebels” Returns for a Fourth Season This Fall!

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘STAR WARS REBELS‘ RETURNS WITH ITS
FOURTH SEASON THIS FALL ON DISNEY XD

Production is underway on the fourth season of the acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” from Lucasfilm. The fourth season is scheduled to premiere on Disney XD later this year continuing the thrilling and inspiring galactic adventures of the Ghost crew.

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, “The team behind ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ delivers epic storytelling that has captivated fans of all ages across the globe. We’re excited to continue sharing the journey of these fan-favorite Rebels with our audience in the fall.”

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Rogue One: Bail Organa – A Moment of Reflection

By now, there has been so much coverage in ways of analysis on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Honestly, what’s left to talk about? The media, from news-sites to fan-sites, and every corner of the internet has turned this first Star Wars standalone film inside-out, and dissected it from every angle possible. But here, at Coffee with Kenobi, we do our best (by tradition) to take a closer look at even the tiniest of details, through what’s been noted as a critical lens. We do this in hopes to shine some light on possible new perspectives and ideas. Hopefully, I’ll be somewhat successful with what I’m bringing to the table today.

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Coffee Chat: Jason Hall (248)

On our winter coffee chat for 2017, we welcome Jason Hall. Jason is a long time Star Wars fan, as well as a father and supporter of Coffee With Kenobi. Jason has been a longtime Patreon supporter of our show and is an important reason this is the podcast you’re looking for. He is the fourth winner of our biannual Coffee With Kenobi Patreon Coffee Chat

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Philip Glass and Star Wars: The Spiritual Link

Philip Glass. A name I was not familiar with until about this time last year when his music became an inspiration for the music in an episode of Star Wars Rebels called “Legends of the Lasat.” If you’re a watcher of Star Wars Rebels then you’ve probably noticed more Philip Glass inspired music this season—check out any episodes with Grand Admiral Thrawn. This was the spark that caused me to watch a documentary called Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts. Born in 1937, Philip was a product of the 60s—meaning that any artistic expression was welcome—no one was excluded. Maybe not every one was accepted as being good, but it was a time when artistic freedom was at its peak. This was the case for 30-year-old Philip who didn’t care if his music was enjoyed or not, he just want to write what he liked; What he thought was good:

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