Remember just a few months ago how we all thought Logan's James Mangold could be bringing Star Wars' most infamous bounty hunter to the big screen? Well, that's apparently no longer the case, thanks to that hip, new armoured badass in Star Wars town.
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Until we see the movie, the biggest story surrounding Solo: A Star Wars Story remains the mid-production director change. Ron Howard replaced Phil Lord and Chris Miller less than a year ago - but despite having almost no time to prepare and a very tight deadline, Howard got about 70 per cent of his own footage into the movie.
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.
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?