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Paul Bettany’s Han Solo Character is an Intergalactic Gangster

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Paul Bettany’s Han Solo Character is an Intergalactic Gangster
If you’re a /Film reader, you’re probably familiar with the messy production of Solo: A Star Wars Story by now. We’ve written about the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the hiring of Ron Howard to finish the movie, how actor Michael K. Williams could not return for the reshoots, and how Paul […]

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Avengers Actor Paul Bettany Plays A “Very Cool” Gangster In Solo: A Star Wars Story

Beyond the core duo of Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover – Han and the ice-cool Lando Calrissian, respectively – Lucasfilm has been keeping a tight lid on its ensemble cast for Solo: A Star Wars Story and, more specifically, who they’re playing.

As the second Star Wars Anthology flick after Rogue One, the Ron Howard-directed spinoff is shaping up to be a suitably starry affair, with a lineup that includes the likes of Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany, star of Infinity War and the yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4.

The latter only joined Solo after Ron Howard climbed on board, and subsequent reports all but confirmed that Bettany filled the role once occupied by Michael K. Williams – rumor has it that Williams initially signed on to play a motion-capture alien, though the part has since been rewritten to a human character. A “very cool” intergalactic gangster,
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Ron Howard Reshot Most of the Han Solo Movie

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Ron Howard Reshot Most of the Han Solo Movie
A new report circulating claims that Ron Howard has reshot nearly all of Han Solo, which in turn may have doubled the budget of the Star Wars spin-off. Lucasfilm surprised everybody when it was announced over the summer that they had decided to part ways with original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord after 4 months of filming due to the ever so popular "creative differences" excuse. Many believed that since the movie was near completion that Ron Howard was coming in to finish and shoot some additional scenes, but new information suggests that Howard may have reshot most of the movie.

Ron Howard took over and instantly started posting cryptic pictures and short videos that gave an impression that everything was going along as planned behind the scenes of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The director's pictures and humorous and often heartfelt social media posts helped to shift the narrative
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Michael Fassbender Admits ‘Assassin’s Creed’ ‘Took Itself Too Seriously’ — Watch

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Michael Fassbender Admits ‘Assassin’s Creed’ ‘Took Itself Too Seriously’ — Watch
Not only is Michael Fassbender one of our greatest actors, but the man knows when to admit defeat. The “Alien: Covenant” got honest about “Assassin’s Creed,” the 2016 movie based on the popular video game, calling it a “missed…opportunity.” Fassbender produced the film as well as starred in it, alongside A-list talent like Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, and Michael Kenneth Williams. The film disappointed at the box office, grossing $240.7m worldwide against a budget of $125m. In his B- review of the film, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich wrote “declaring this to be the best video game movie ever made is the kind of backhanded compliment that sounds like hyperbole, but the description fits the bill on both counts.”

Read More:‘The Snowman’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ Director Solve A Gripping Mystery

“For sure, it wasn’t ideal. I think we missed an opportunity there a little bit.
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Has Thandie Newton’s Han Solo Role Been Revealed?

Back in June, production on Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spinoff ground to a halt after the abrupt firing of erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller and ever since, he’s been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the pic.

Though for all his social media updates, and there have been quite a lot, we still don’t really know anything at all about the plot. Nor do we know much about who anyone’s playing in the film – aside
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Ron Howard Reveals Thandie Newton’s Return to the Han Solo Movie Set

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As dispatches from the Han Solo set continue to come in, it's becoming clear that we may never in fact see much of any of the footage that Chris Miller and Phil Lord shot during their abbreviated tenure as the project's main helmers. Considering that Kathleen Kennedy's major issues with the directing duo seemed to center on matters of tone, this is not entirely surprising. Still, one would hope that for all the money that was put into the Lord & Miller shoot, to say nothing of Michael K. Williams' deleted role, we would at least get …
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TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’

TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’
In today’s roundup, the live musical production of “Rent” will premiere in 2019, Paramount Network offers a first look at Taylor Kitsch in “Waco,” and Sanaa Lathan joins the cast of Showtime’s “The Affair.”

Premiere Dates

The live musical production of the musical “Rent” will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on Fox. More details and casting will be announced later. Set in New York City’s East Village, “Rent” tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. A re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” the Broadway show celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. “Rent” will be executive-produced by Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson, and Revolution StudiosVince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

The upcoming HBO documentary “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee” will debut on Dec. 4. Told
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‘Hap & Leonard’: Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen & Andrew Dice Clay Set To Recur In Season 3 Of SundanceTV Series

Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots), Psych alum Corbin Bernsen and Dice star Andrew Dice Clay are set for recurring roles in the upcoming third season of SundanceTV's critically-praised anthology series Hap & Leonard. Based on Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series, Hap & Leonard follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams), a…
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Ron Howard Gets Desperate, Goes Dangerous on Han Solo Set

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Ron Howard Gets Desperate, Goes Dangerous on Han Solo Set
Director Ron Howard has continued his tradition of sharing photographs from the set of the still untitled Han Solo spin-off. But this time, things have gotten a lot darker as the new images have an ominous tone. This could be Howard teasing how he often does, but this could also be a real insight into the theme of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off. The prequel will deal with Han Solo's gritty past as a smuggler in the criminal underground, putting him into contact with some of the worst characters in the galaxy. In. the first photo, it almost looks like we're seeing Darth Vader's silohuette, as that kind of looks like his iconic helmet. But that's just too short to be the rumored Darth Vader, right?

In the new photos released recently, Howard has used the same caption in both: "Shooting a scene about desperate and dark times in the Galaxy.
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Ron Howard Teases Dangerous And Desperate Times In Han Solo Prequel

Back in June, production on Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spinoff ground to a halt after the abrupt firing of erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller and ever since, he’s been posting regular updates via his social media feeds.

From pics teasing the Kessel Run to a few shots of some of the new droids we’ll be meeting, the director has been keeping us right up to date and today, he’s delivered more. Taking to both Instagram and Twitter,
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Han Solo Spinoff May Include A Scene Involving The Famous Kessel Run

“Fast ship? You mean you’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?” to which an enquiring Obi-Wan Kenobi responds, “should I have?” Affronted, Harrison Ford’s wise-cracking nerf herder then utters that by-now famous line: “It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.”

That scene in question, as any Star Wars fan will know, unfolds in Mos Eisley Cantina, in which the swashbuckling Han Solo offers his services (and his ship!) to the rather desperate Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker, as they seek out safe passage to the Alderaan system. The Falcon’s historic feat is later mentioned in The Force Awakens, when Ford’s reluctant hero quickly corrects Rey about the Kessel Run and those 12 parsecs – a measurement of distance, not time, that equates to around 3.26 light-years.

Such a minor piece of Star Wars lore may be brushed aside by general moviegoers, but it seems
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Breaks the Emmy Awards Streaming Barrier, One of Several Records Shattered This Year

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Breaks the Emmy Awards Streaming Barrier, One of Several Records Shattered This Year
The streaming TV biz passed the ultimate Emmy threshold on Sunday night, as Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” made history.

“Handmaid’s Tale” picked up the win for outstanding drama series, which represents the first time a streaming service had one won of the top Emmy series prizes. It was just four years ago, in 2013, that Netflix became the first streaming platform to win an Emmy, as “House of Cards” picked up a handful of victories.

“Streaming has arrived, and we’re here to say what a wonderful journey,” said “Handmaid’s Tale” executive producer Warren Littlefield. Added exec producer Bruce Miller: “The way Hulu handled our show, they were bold and behind us and committed to making something interesting.”

The fact that Hulu was the first to land a top Emmy series prize, rather than Netflix, is a bit surprising, as Netflix came into this year’s
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Emmys 2017: The Complete Winners List

Emmys 2017: The Complete Winners List
Outstanding Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

Better Call Saul

The Crown

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep

Atlanta

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

The Night Of

Genius

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)

The Wizard of Lies

Outstanding Lead Actor in
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Big Little Lies, Cast Win Big at 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards

Big Little Lies, Cast Win Big at 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards
Big Little Lies made out nicely at Sunday’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home multiple statues — not that those ladies should be trusted with any more blunt objects.

RelatedEmmys 2017: And the Winners Are….

The seven-part miniseries, based on the 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty, won Outstanding Limited Series, beating fellow HBO drama The Night Of, as well as National Geographic’s Genius, and FX’s Fargo and Feud: Bette and Joan.

Laura Dern was the first to win, nabbing the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, besting Judy Davis (FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan
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Alexander Skarsgard Wins an Emmy for Big Little Lies — and Nicole Kidman Can’t Hide Her Excitement

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Alexander Skarsgard Wins an Emmy for Big Little Lies — and Nicole Kidman Can’t Hide Her Excitement
What a Big Little way to congratulate someone!

Nicole Kidman couldn’t contain her happiness when her Big Little Lies co-star Alexander Skarsgård won for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

With a kiss on the lips from Kidman, Skarsgård, 41, cemented his status as a first-time Emmy winner.

The actor beat out Fargo‘s David Thewlis, The Night Of‘s Bill Camp and Michael K. Williams as well as Feud‘s Alfred Molina and Stanley Tucci.

After receiving his trophy from 9 to 5 stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton,
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From EW: Alexander Skarsgard Wins Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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From EW: Alexander Skarsgard Wins Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Alexander Skarsgård won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie at the 69th annual ceremony Sunday night, for his role as Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies.

“Thank you to HBO, all my friends and lovers,” the actor said as he accepted his award. “ the ladies of the show, thank you for making this boy feel like one of the girls.”

The True Blood alum went on to thank his mother for coming in from Stockholm, Sweden, to accompany him to the awards. “And thanks for giving birth to me. that was pretty cool as well,
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Han Solo Movie Sets Course for 2 Iconic Star Wars Planets?

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Han Solo Movie Sets Course for 2 Iconic Star Wars Planets?
It's been heavily rumored that the Han Solo spin-off will give us our first look at two planets that have been talked about, but never seen on the big screen. Star Wars will continue its tradition of adding new locations with the Han Solo movie, finally bringing the additions of Corellia and Kessel. Fans have wondered about these 2 planets and whether they will show up in the movie as soon as it was officially announced that we were going to get a young Han Solo spin-off. Now it appears that we might finally get to see them on the big screen.

The new Making Star Wars Podcast reports that Corellia and Kessel will both be locations featured in the Han Solo movie, as well as news on what the Millennium Falcon looks like during this period. Corellia is Han Solo's home planet and Kessel is obviously famous for the Kessel
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Vision Takes on a Smart New Look in Avengers 4 Photo

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Vision Takes on a Smart New Look in Avengers 4 Photo
With production still continuing on Avengers 4, star Paul Bettany took to social medai to unveil a new photo of the actor in full costume as Vision. The photo was snapped by the actor's co-star, Mark Ruffalo, who captured the actor, "catching up with some paper work," with the actor seen wearing his glasses over his Vision makeup. We've already known for quite some time that Vision will be in both Avengers: Infinity War, which wrapped production in July, and Avengers 4, but this is perhaps the best look we've gotten at Vision thus far.

The image was posted on Paul Bettany's Twitter, which also showcase the motion capture dots on his face, over the Vision makeup. We can't get a good look at what kind of "paper work" the actor is doing, during an apparent break in the production, but the more photos we can get from the set, the better.
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The 20 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Emmy in the 21st Century, From Eva Green to Carrie Coon

The 20 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Emmy in the 21st Century, From Eva Green to Carrie Coon
The Emmys have been getting better in recent years, with winners like Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek being welcome and deserved surprises, but the Academy’s frustrating history of repeat nominees and winners has made it hard for deserving performances and series to make their mark. No awards show is ever going to be perfect, especially the Emmys when you consider just how many options there are to choose from each year, but it’s never not heartbreaking when you realize the likes of Kristen Bell, Carrie Coon, Michael K. Williams and more all went unnoticed for iconic TV performances.

With the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing this Sunday, IndieWire looks back at the 20 best performances that went unrecognized by the Television Academy over the last 17 years. The group is made up of actors both comedic and dramatic, in roles ranging from lead to supporting, but they’re all united in their greatness.
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The 20 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Emmy in the 21st Century, From Eva Green to Carrie Coon

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The 20 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Emmy in the 21st Century, From Eva Green to Carrie Coon
The Emmys have been getting better in recent years, with winners like Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek being welcome and deserved surprises, but the Academy’s frustrating history of repeat nominees and winners has made it hard for deserving performances and series to make their mark. No awards show is ever going to be perfect, especially the Emmys when you consider just how many options there are to choose from each year, but it’s never not heartbreaking when you realize the likes of Kristen Bell, Carrie Coon, Michael K. Williams and more all went unnoticed for iconic TV performances.

With the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing this Sunday, IndieWire looks back at the 20 best performances that went unrecognized by the Television Academy over the last 17 years. The group is made up of actors both comedic and dramatic, in roles ranging from lead to supporting, but they’re all united in their greatness.
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