John Williams Talks ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Score; Confirms Involvement with Episode IX

While talking to Variety about his score for Steven Spielberg’s The Post, John Williams talked about this work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and confirmed he’s plans to return with Episode IX. That’s in addition to the previously released announcement that he will compose the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is scheduled for release in May.

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John Williams to Compose Theme for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Variety reports that composer John Williams will return to the Star Wars universe to compose a them for Solo: A Star Wars Story. John Powell, announced earlier in 2017, will compose the score for the rest of the film. Find out more from Variety below:

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New Star Wars TV Series Planned for Disney Streaming Service

In addition to the news that Rian Johnson will be creating an all-new Star Wars trilogy, Disney CEO Bob Iger also revealed that a live action Star Wars TV series is in the works. The series would air on Disney’s streaming service, due to launch in 2019.

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Star Wars, Marvel Movies to Move from Netflix to Disney Streaming Service

Disney CEO Bob Iger has officially announced the decision to move all Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, and Pixar movies to its own standalone streaming service starting in 2019. Last month it was said that Disney and Pixar movies, which are currently being shown on Netflix, would be likely find a permanent home on a Disney streaming app, but a final decision hadn’t been made regarding Star Wars and Marvel. That changed with the announcement today.

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CWK Show #73: “That’s a whole different ballgame”, with Swara Salih & Tom Gross (169)

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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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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