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Han Solo – Smuggler, Scoundrel, Hero.

Punch it, Chewy: Cameras begin rolling on the Han Solo film

Han Solo – Smuggler, Scoundrel, Hero.
Han Solo – Smuggler, Scoundrel, Hero.

Principal photography began on February 20 at Pinewood Studios, London. The Han Solo film is set for release on May 25, 2018 and it looks like Chewie’s the only one who bothered to dress for the occasion. 🙂

Official Statement from StarWars.com

Cameras are rolling on the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee; principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20 at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel, and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner, and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on Arrival, Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Punch it.

 

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The Last Jedi Merchandise Revealed

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The merchandise packaging for Star Wars ‘Force Friday II’ The Last Jedi has just been revealed with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac all feature on the cover and we are treated to a first look at a much changed Rey with her stylistic change of hair for the upcoming movie. In contrast to this, Poe and Finn appear almost identical to the characters we grew to know in ‘The Force Awakens’ (right down to the outfits that they adorn.

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But the most intriguing aspect of the  ‘The Last Jedi’ packaging is how it’s in direct contrast to the packaging used for ‘The Force Awakens’ with the use of the iconic image of Kylo Ren. Instead, we have the new heroes placed onto the packaging. Perhaps seen as a better marketing ploy, or maybe there is a subliminal meaning attached?

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Star Wars.com

The first Star Wars Force Friday event was truly unique, uniting fans across five continents in an unprecedented global live unboxing event ahead of thousands of midnight openings at retail,” said Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re excited to confirm that Star Wars Force Friday is back for The Last Jedi. Plans for this year’s worldwide event are top secret, but expect something befitting the excitement around the next episode of the Star Wars saga.”

Star Wars fans around the globe embraced Force Friday in 2015, with hundreds of thousands turning up to stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on merchandise from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Toys from the new line were revealed via a global livestream unboxing event with top Maker Studios creators that unfolded over 18 hours, 15 different cities and 12 countries, attracting millions of views on YouTube. Fans took to social media to share their experiences with nearly 3 billion Twitter impressions about the events, using #ForceFriday.

Jill Wilfert, vice president of global licensing and entertainment from The LEGO Group commented, “It was so much fun to be a part of Star Wars Force Friday, and we can’t wait for fans to join this year’s celebration as we reveal new Star Wars: The Last Jedi products during Force Friday II — a global event that will connect fans and families, and allow them to build, create and share their experiences with others.”

Details of how fans can participate will be revealed closer to the event, but the worldwide launch will tap new technology and Star Wars mythology to create a unique experience for fans. Just like 2015, products for The Last Jedi will be kept under wraps until Force Friday II to preserve surprises for fans. As well as introducing new characters from the movie in toy form, the line will build on the success of products like Sphero’s BB-8, introducing more innovative technology to bring the characters and stories from the film to life in unique ways.

“Toys play a unique role in the Star Wars universe, and we’re proud to have been part of that incredible legacy for the past 40 years. The new line for The Last Jedi is our most innovative yet, and we’re excited to unveil it on Force Friday II,” said Samantha Lomow, senior vice president at Hasbro.

Get well soon Carrie!

My heart is heavy this Christmas Eve morning as the first news I read is that Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to L.A. and is currently in critical condition in the UCLA medical centre.

She may not be the perfect princess and role model in the real world, but in the Star Wars ‘Fandom’ Universe she’s the head matriarch of her extended Star Wars Family… our Princess’ that strong feminine character on-screen and one not afraid to speak her mind off-screen.

Thinking of you Carrie Fisher. Get well soon, your worshipfulness

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LA Times

Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to emergency officials. Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her flight touched down at LAX.

A source who was not authorized to discuss the incident said the actress was “in a lot of distress on the flight.” A statement released by United Airlines said that medical personnel met flight 935 from London upon arrival after the crew reported a passenger was unresponsive.

According to the LAX Police Department, officers responded to Terminal 7 around 12:15 p.m., for a call of a female passenger in cardiac arrest. Upon arriving, they found paramedics performing CPR on the victim, according to Officer Alicia Hernandez.