Alden Ehrenreich, who broke out as a dopey singing cowboy in the Coen Brothers’ 2016 comedy, Hail Caesar!, has landed a much more iconic role: Han Solo. The actor will play a younger version of the Harrison Ford Star Wars smuggler in Disney-LucasFilm’s upcoming Solo prequel spinoff, set to hit theaters on May 25th, 2018, Variety reports.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews promoted the latest “Star Wars” film on his politically-oriented show after the movie’s director and his spouse contributed to the congressional campaign of Matthews’ wife, Kathleen.
But the sandy-haired host of “Hardball,” who took a pledge of transparency when his wife became a candidate last year, never disclosed the $2,000 in donations from J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath.
George Lucas has apologized for comments he made regarding the new Star Wars franchise following a Charlie Rose interview where the series creator admitted he wasn’t a fan of the record-breaking The Force Awakens’ “retro” approach and likened Disney to “white slavers.” “I misspoke and used a very inappropriate analogy and for that I apologize,” Lucas said in a statement.
BERLIN (AP) — The force is strong in Berlin.
A church in the German capital invited “Star Wars” fans to attend a special service Sunday themed on the sci-fi blockbuster in an attempt to attract more young people into the pews.
George Lucas has revealed he originally wanted to direct the new Star Wars sequel.
The filmmaker, who sold LucasFilm to Disney for £2.5bn in 2012, admits he’d begun planning a seventh film.