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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ spin-off wraps production, gets an official title and logo

By Jordan Peterson |

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After a historically troubled production (read about it here), Director Ron Howard took to Twitter today to official announce that the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie has wrapped production. Howard’s tweet also revealed that the official name for the aforementioned space adventure is Solo: A Star Wars Story. In addition, we also got a look at the film’s new logo.

Catch Ron Howard’s tweet below.

Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here’s a special message #StarWars pic.twitter.com/8QJqN5BGxr

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017


What do you think of this new title and are you surprised at all? Let me know in the comments below. I want to hear your thoughts!

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LucasFilm Fires Directors of ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff Mid-Production

In yet another gut punch, Variety is reporting that President of LucasFilm Kathleen Kennedy has fired Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller during the production of the currently untitled Han Solo spinoff film. The project started filming back in January and still has a few weeks left to go. Kennedy has stated that a new director will be announced shortly but no names were mentioned as possible replacements.

Originally, both parties were citing “creative differences” as the source of the split. However, Variety is now reporting that “A person with knowledge of the production” has come forward, saying the “chemistry” between the directors and producer was “never right.”

The source goes on to say that Lord and Miller also clashed with Lawrence Kasdan, their co-writer and executive producer on the film. After apparently being hired for their “vision and distinctive brand of filmmaking,” it appears neither of the head honchos behind the project were fans of the pair’s shooting style or the way they interacted with the actors.

Lord and Miller have carved out a pretty good spot for themselves inside the studio system by writing and directing such hits as The LEGO Movie and the rebooted 21 Jump Street movies.

‘The Conjuring 2’ gets second spinoff in ‘The Crooked Man’

Just like the demons of its namesake, The Conjuring cinematic universe grows stronger the more fear it spreads. It just keeps growing and growing, this time adding a film that fans have actually been clamoring for.

THR reports that, along with The Nun, The Conjuring 2 will also be spinning off into The Crooked Man. Mike Van Waes (whose only other IMDb credit includes an upcoming Wizard of Oz horror project) will pen the script for a story by James Wan, though no release date has officially been announced.

The Crooked Man character has roots in an English nursery rhyme:

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.

He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.

He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.

And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

The first spinoff of the series came out in 2014 and went to the possessed doll Annabelle with a film of the same name. A prequel to Annabelle (aptly titled Annabelle: Creation) is currently in the works and scheduled to hit theaters August 11th this year. It is directed by David F. Sandberg, who wrote and directed the surprise horror hit Lights Out last year.

The next entry in The Conjuring universe, The Nun, is slated to drop Friday, July 13th of 2018. The film stars Demian Bichir as a priest who investigates the mysterious death of a nun.

As of now, the films of The Conjuring universe have scared up a worldwide total nearing $900 million.

What do you guys think of this news? Are you excited for The Crooked Man? Do you enjoy these spinoffs? Let us know in the comments below!