Ever since George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $US4 billion ($5 billion), the Star Wars creator has been on the outside looking in. However, it seems that when he gets the chance, he still likes to make a suggestion or two.
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The fallout from Chris Miller and Phil Lord's shocking exit from the Han Solo film a week ago continues, with more and more details about the rift emerging day by day. One new report even claims that Lucasfilm weren't just unhappy with Miller and Lord's approach: They were concerned about the performance they were getting from star Alden Ehrenreich.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
We attended the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press event over the weekend, ahead of the movie's release next week. Spoilers were, of course, verboten -- but fun facts and random nuggets were not. Here are five things we learned from a pair of press conferences featuring various members of the cast and crew.
Say the word "Amblin" to film fans and instantly they will get a picture in their heads. It's a picture from the 1980s, of kids, fantasy, wonder, aliens, and more -- the tone Stranger Things recently aimed to capture. Now take that feeling and put it in a single room. That's what you get at Amblin 35.
Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie not in the "Saga", meaning it doesn't specifically tell a Skywalker-centric adventure. It's a "story", making it a Star Wars movie that can be anything. In the case of Rogue One, it's a heist/war movie about the plans for the first Death Star. So now the question is, what should a Star Wars story look like?