The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is singing the praises of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Much has been made of the upcoming Star Wars standalone centered on the beloved, scruffy-looking smuggler originally played by Harrison Ford. This time, it's Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and, troubled production aside, the movie is coming out in just a few months and fans are still a little uncertain how to feel about it. Now, Johnson has revealed his feelings on Solo and he seems to be pretty happy about it. Not that a man like Rian Johnson, who aside from directing The Last Jedi is also developing a new trilogy of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm, is going to come out and say anything negative in a public setting about the Han Solo movie. However, during an interview at the AARP Movies for Grownup Awards, Johnson was asked about Solo: A Star Wars Story and shared his rather positive thoughts on the movie. Here's what he had to say about it. Rian Johnson doesn't single anyone out specifically, but … [Read more...] about Last Jedi Director Has Seen Han Solo, What Does He Think?
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Rian Johnson has never made a secret of the fact that he's a full-blown Star Wars fan. His ability to dive into the lore and clap back at fans made that abundantly clear. In that regard, despite his status as a Star Wars insider, it sounds like he was clicking the refresh button like many of us and waiting to see what the trailer had in store. To his delight, he told Comicbook.com at the AARP Movies for Grownup Awards that the trailer offered up all of the humor, excitement, and charm that he wanted to see. … [Read more...] about What The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson Thinks About The Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer
x One of the biggest fan favourite villains on The Flash is the Trickster, as played by DC legend Mark Hamill. Though he’s most known for voicing the Joker since the 1990s, Hamill has also played the Trickster on both the 1990 TV series starring John Wesley Shipp and The CW’s modern interpretation. While he appeared in guest spots throughout the show’s first three seasons, Hamill has been a no-show in season 4 so far. You might have thought that this was to do with the actor being too busy with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it turns out he’s just waiting for the call to be asked back. Here’s what he told ComicBook.com while in attendance at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: “Who knows? They haven’t asked yet. They asked me once, and I agreed, but John was doing a play – John Wesley Shipp. But I said to them, I said, ‘You’ve got to get Corinne [Bohrer] back!’ And Devon is fantastic, Devon Graye. So … [Read more...] about Mark Hamill Talks Playing The Trickster Again On The Flash
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has nothing but praise for Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s no secret that the upcoming Han Solo movie has endured a fairly troubled production process. The film’s original directing duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the project last June after five months of filming, a departure that was chalked up to the age-old explanation of “creative differences.” Days later, Hollywood veteran Ron Howard was brought in to finish the film. (We use the term “finish” loosely there, because rumor has it that he ended up reshooting nearly the entire movie.) Movies that endure director turnover during filming aren’t exactly on the fast-track to success, and paired with other troubling behind-the-scenes stories we’ve heard about Solo, there’s growing concern that the movie will fall well short of expectations.As the director of the most divisive Star Wars movie to date, Rian Johnson … [Read more...] about The Last Jedi Director Praises Solo: A Star Wars Story
The editors of AARP The Magazinehave selected The Theory of Everything as the best picture of 2014, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The films that its editors single out — as well as the individuals, all of whom must be 50 or older themselves — will be feted at the 14th annual Movies for Grownups Awards gala on Feb. 2, which will be hosted by John Leguizamo. (The gala raises funds for the AARP Foundation, which works in communities across America to help struggling older adults meet their basic needs.) The publication is mailed bi-monthly to AARP's more than 20 million members — all of whom are aged 50 or older — making its circulation larger than any other magazine in the United States. Other selections by AARP include Boyhood's Richard Linklater for best director; Foxcatcher's Steve Carell for best actor; Still Alice's Julianne Moore for best actress; Whiplash's J.K. Simmons for best supporting actor; Nightcrawler's Rene Russo for best … [Read more...] about AARP Selects ‘The Theory of Everything’ as 2014’s Best Picture (Exclusive)