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Solo: A Star Wars Story character posters get a Lego makeover

Earlier this month Disney and Lucasfilm revealed four character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and now the posters have been given the Lego treatment; take a look at the Han, Chewie, Lando and Qi’ra minifigure posters here…

See Also: Check out Lego’s Solo: A Star Wars Story Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set

A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca,
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Character Posters Get Lego Makeover

Solo: A Star Wars Story character posters get the Lego treatment. Not much is known regarding narrative specifics for the film thus far, but with two previews now out, we finally get a sense of what Lucasfilm is gunning for in this prequel/spinoff. It certainly has some heist elements to it, not to mention the action-adventure feel of Han and his crew coming together and scouring the galaxy via the Millennium Falcon. Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich as young Han, Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Woody Harrelson as Beckett.
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The Lion King Remake Will Only Use Four Songs From The Original

Ask anyone to name their favorite song from The Lion King and they’ll likely choose one of four options: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?,” “Hakuna Matata,” “I Just Can’t Wait to be King,” and “Circle of Life.”

They’re the four pillars of Hans Zimmer and Elton John’s original, time-honored soundtrack, and the latter has now confirmed that they’ll be featured in Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot…along with an original song or two from Beyoncé and John himself.

But can fans expect any other tracks from the 1994 animated classic to be used here? After all, there are many other memorable tunes from The Lion King aside from just those 4 which we mentioned above – “Be Prepared,” anyone? – and they’d surely translate well to live-action. Unfortunately, however, it sounds like the producers aren’t interested in anything else.

Speaking to The Sun recently, John revealed as much,
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Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Alden Ehrenreich and Jon Kasdan explain why the Millennium Falcon looks so different inside

As we’ve seen from the trailers and recent promotional material for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the iconic Millennium Falcon is receiving a makeover for its appearance in May’s Anthology movie, and not just on the exterior with its fancy blue paint job and overhauled bow.

As you can see in the images in this post, the interior is looking rather shiny and brand new, implying that Han and Chewie must have been living like utter pigs in the years between the solo film and A New Hope. Now, while that may be the case, it seems its not the full story.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, screenwriter Jon Kasdan has explained why they opted for the changes, stating that:

“Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Takes Over Toy Fair 2018

New York City’s Toy Fair 2018 brought with it the revelation of new Star Wars merchandise, in particular, toys tying into Solo: A Star Wars Story. The line boasts figures that impeccably capture the likenesses of stars Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) and Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), among others.

Take a look at the range of Solo toys in the gallery below.
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Inside 'Atlanta': How Season 2 Beats the 'Sophomore Album' Curse

Fans of the critically acclaimed FX show Atlanta learned early on to set aside their expectations. From the very first episode, the series – about an aspiring rapper named Paper Boi (played by Brian Tyree Henry) and his cousin-slash-manager Earn (played by Donald Glover, also the show's creator), was a slyly odd ride – storylines would appear and disappear; notes of magical realism would crack the surface; and violence would collide with absurdist humor. It made for a TV experience that felt totally new – and its hyper-specific point of view, honed by
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Lando Calrissian getting a Solo: A Star Wars Story prequel comic from Marvel

Yesterday we got our first look at a selection of tie-in books set to accompany the release of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, and tucked away among those was a new Star Wars: Lando comic book from Marvel Comics, which we now have a few more details on.

EW reports that the title – Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing – will be written by Rodney Barnes (TV’s The Boondocks) and play out over five issues, the first of which will hit comic book stores the Wednesday after the movie’s release.

“It’s focused on Lando set during an incident right before the film, with backstory about Lando and L3,” states Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “Coming out of the film, we think everyone is going to want ot read more about Lando.”

See Also: Hasbro’s Solo: A Star Wars Story action figures unveiled
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Spaceballs’ Lone Starr Gets Solo: A Star Wars Story Style Fan Trailer

Spaceballs‘ Lone Starr finally gets his own standalone film in a fan-made trailer spoofing Solo: A Star Wars Story. The real Solo finally dropped its first trailer earlier this month after making fans wait forever. Highlights of the first trailer included our best glimpse yet of Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian. We also got our first big looks at Emilia Clarke’s Q’ira and Woody Harrelson’s Beckett.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story tie-in books, novels and comics unveiled

As the marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story kicks in, we’ve got a look at the cover artwork for a batch of tie-in books and comics which are set to accompany the release of May’s Star Wars anthology movie; take a look here…

See Also: Hasbro’s Solo: A Star Wars Story action figures unveiled

A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca,
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Jon Favreau’s Solo: A Star Wars Story Role Revealed

Jon Favreau likes his bread buttered on both sides. He manages to juggle being a sought after character actor, most famously playing Tony Stark’s bodyguard buddy Happy Hogan, and being a top-flight director. He introduced us to the McU in 2008’s Iron Man and recently had a critical and financial smash hit with the live-action The Jungle Book, which he’s soon to follow up with an all-star remake of The Lion King (for a very long time I thought he was also President Obama’s speechwriter, but it turns out that was another Jon Favreau).

In front of the cameras, though, his next appearance is to come in a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Earlier in the week, director Ron Howard revealed on Twitter that Favreau would be voicing “a very cool and important alien character,” immediately sparking a ton of speculation as
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Update: Ron Howard reveals that Jon Favreau has a “cool and important” role in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Having voiced the character of Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it seems that Jon Favreau is set for a return to the galaxy far, far away this May, with Ron Howard revealing that Favreau will “voice a very cool and important alien character” in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The reveal happened after Favreau shared an image of himself alongside Howard and Solo screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan earlier this month:

@RealRonHoward and Lawrence Kasdan #starwars #solo pic.twitter.com/VGSi2fH0Zs

— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 2, 2018

Wondering why we r all together? @Jon_Favreau is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties https://t.co/W5N7YoAlq6

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) February 14, 2018

Update: And now it seems that Favreau has revealed which character he’ll be lending his voice to…

#Solo #StarWars pic.
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Black Superheroes Matter: Why a 'Black Panther' Movie Is Revolutionary

Standing in the bay of a speeding Wakandan jet, a member of the African nation's special forces unit – the Dora Milaje – advises their king, T'Challa: "Don't freeze." Calmly, the leader replies "I never freeze." He's assured, regal, radiating a near subzero-temperature sense of cool. And then, donning the mask of the legendary superhero known as the Black Panther, he torpedo-drops from the sky. A car explodes beneath him. He effortlessly somersaults through the air, lands sideways on a building in a neon-lit metropolis, races along the building's wall and sails right onto the speeding car.
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Jon Favreau Confirmed For Solo: A Star Wars Story

It seems that Jon Favreau has his sights set on another Disney property. Having essentially launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe by helming 2008’s Iron Man, then bringing home box office glory with the studio’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book, and now directing the live-action remake of The Lion King, the actor-director will also feature in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, as a voice performer for an as-yet unknown character.

Favreau made the initial reveal through his Twitter account – posting a picture of himself standing with Solo director Ron Howard and writer Lawrence Kasdan. Despite his use of hashtags like #Solo and #StarWars, Howard decided to follow up the Tweet with one of his own, just to explain the situation.

Wondering why we r all together? @Jon_Favreau is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties https://t.
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The Lion King Reboot To Feature New Music From Elton John And Beyoncé

Ask anyone to name their favorite song from The Lion King and they’ll likely choose one of four options: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?,” “Hakuna Matata,” “I Just Can’t Wait to be King,” and “Circle of Life.”

They’re the four pillars of Hans Zimmer and Elton John’s original, time-honored soundtrack, and the latter has now confirmed that they’ll be featured in Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot…along with an original song from Beyoncé and John himself.

The iconic pop singer and former Kingsman star spoke to The Sun (h/t The Independent), and revealed that he’s met with Queen B about scoring some new music for the Jon Favreau feature.

There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Hakuna Matata, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King and Circle of Life.
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New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Poster Assembles the Crew

When Lucasfilm dropped the first official teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, they also released a group of nifty character posters for the main characters. Now, the studio has unveiled what appears to be the main poster for the film, which is very much in the style of those character posters but features the entire main ensemble cast. We’ve got Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as the mysterious Qi’ra, Woody Harrelson as Han’s mentor Tobias Beckett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the droid L3-37, and of course …
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Hasbro’s Solo: A Star Wars Story action figures unveiled

Yesterday we got a look at Lego’s upcoming Kessel Run Millennium Falcon tie-in set for Solo: A Star Wars Story [see here], and now we’ve got some promotional images for Hasbro’s upcoming range of action figures and playsets for May’s Anthology movie, as well as new figures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; check them out here…

Take your Star Wars collection to the next level with these incredibly detailed figures. These premium 6-inch scale figures are designed with extensive detail and articulation for the ultimate collector. Characters include Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and more!

Make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs with the Millennium Falcon! Relive the adventure and imagine flying through every obstacle like ace pilot Han Solo with speed and action. Fans will experience flashing lights and sounds as they pretend to race along Kessel Run. Press
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The Lion King: Elton John & Beyoncé Recording New Song

Iconic singer/songwriter Elton John will collaborate with Beyonce for a brand new song for next year’s live-action adaptation of 1994’s The Lion King. Starring Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and James Earl Jones reprising his good dad role as Mufasa, the contemporary retelling will be helmed by Jon Favreau after doing such a brilliant job in 2016’s The Jungle Book.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Figures Reveal New Looks At Han, Lando and More

Solo: A Star Wars Story has been described as many things by many people.

It’s an origin story, first and foremost, while Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy believes the forthcoming prequel contains all the hallmarks of a “gunslinger-type” movie. Ron Howard, on the other hand, has been quoted as saying that his version of Solo is more akin to an old-school Western with heist elements – fitting, really, given it centers on the galaxy’s most endearing smuggler.

And now, as we quickly approach the film’s release (May 25th), more and more is coming to light. After two thrilling trailers and a massive blowout by Entertainment Weekly, the tie-in merchandise is beginning to surface and some of it is actually pretty interesting.

Case in point: the Solo action figures you’ll see down in the gallery below. Mixed in with some new Last Jedi figures, too, these toys for Howard
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Elton John working with Beyonce on new song for The Lion King remake

He won an Oscar for his work on the 1994 animated movie (and a further two nominations), co-writing the songs ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’, ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘Hakuna Matata’ with Tim Rice, and now Elton John has confirmed that the duo are working on a new song for Jon Favreau’s upcoming remake of the Disney classic The Lion King.

They need a new end credits song,” John told The Sun. “There’s going to be four of our songs in the film from the original: ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ and ‘Circle of Life’. And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyonce’s people and hopefully Tim and I can cook her up something. That’s going out in 2018 as well. And it will be great to work with her.
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‘Black Panther’ Composer Infuses Score With Trove of African Sounds

After being assigned to score a film with a far-flung backdrop, most composers would do a little research to try to add the appropriate atmosphere.

Ludwig Göransson, the Swedish-born composer who was charged with scoring Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie and has worked with director Ryan Coogler on all of his films, didn’t just visit a university library or look at YouTube videos: He spent a month in Africa.

The result was life-changing, he tells Variety: “I came back with a totally different idea of music, a different knowledge. The music that I discovered was so unique and special. [The challenge was] how do I use that as the foundation of the entire score, but with an orchestra and modern production techniques — infuse it in a way that it doesn’t lose its African authenticity?”

Coogler says his composer (who also scored “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed”) returned from his sojourn with “amazing” material. “We were really
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