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New Solo: A Star Wars Story details reveal some of the other rogues’ backgrounds

Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) is hardly the only handsome rake in Solo: A Star Wars Story, as evinced by Lando Calrissian’s (Donald Glover) repeat suave-as-fuck appearances in the trailers. Because the spin-off is basically an origin story, it’s also full of shady characters, including rogues played by Woody Harrelson,…

Please enjoy Natalie Portman making the all-male Best Director nominees very uncomfortable

Toward the end of Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, Natalie Portman and Ron Howard were tasked with presenting one of the evening’s more prestigious awards: Best Director. But rather than engage in the same dry banter viewers have come to expect from awards shows, Portman decided to use her brief time onstage to…

It is with a heavy heart that we report some dissatisfaction with the movie title Solo

There are slim chances of titling a Star Wars movie in a manner that will please all or even most of its many, many fans, but just calling the Han Solo movie Solo is still pretty gobsmacking. That Han Solo’s last name directly implied his raffish, go-it-alone nature was always the type of thing you didn’t want to look…

And now the story of the young Han Solo movie told via Arrested Development jokes

By passing the young Han Solo film off to Ron Howard, the Star Wars universe handlers assured viewers of a certain level of competence and joy. Howard’s varied career has involved everything from beloved acting turns like Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham and well-respected directorial work like Frost/Nixon, Cocoon,…

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Teasing Ron Howard offers up a blurry look at Donald Glover-as-Lando

Ever since he took over the director’s chair for Disney’s standalone Han Solo movie, Ron Howard’s been teasing fans of the Star Wars franchise with tiny glimpses from the set. (Like, “Here’s a picture of a bunch of water bottles” tiny.) Howard’s finally starting to open up with a few actual looks at the film, though,…

Ron Howard is a Star Wars fan, so there’s no need to worry about the Han Solo movie

Since original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have suddenly stepped down from the Han Solo movie (which is the polite way of saying that they were fired), it would be natural for Star Wars fans to be concerned about the spinoff’s future. Now, Ron Howard has been hired to finish the yet-untitled project, but even…