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What’s Up, Han Solo Film?

Oh yeah, amidst everything else going on in Hollywood, they’re working on a Han Solo prequel standalone anthology film. Kind of forgot about that – certainly didn’t realize they had started filming in January, nor that it was slated for May 2018 (rather than as another Christmas-time film). However, there’s a slight hitch in that today, as apparently the directors have left the film over “creative differences.”

Thanks for the news, Twitter Moments.

Some people were super disappointed because they apparently knew the additional fact that the two directors – Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – had worked on such films as The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Okay, I liked those, sure, sad to have them go. And moreso, bad to have them go mid-filming. That Disney expects to keep the movie on-target is impressive.


I mean, movies lose directors, have creative differences, and in other ways slide into production hell all the time – it’s the plans to power through on this movie that is impressive, and also worrisome. This seems like a hard movie to do well, and having a single vision for it would of course be better than multiple visions – although with “creative differences,” it may already be too late for that.

This isn’t the first franchise to recently lose the director in the late days of filming. Justice League saw Zack Snyder bow out, for totally understandable personal reasons. The studio quickly got Joss Whedon, of all people, lined up to finish the movie, with re-shoots and editing to go – again, keeping the original release date in November this year.

There are reports that Joss is expected to do more re-shoots than Zack Snyder was planning to, and in the end we’ll likely be seeing a movie that has a touch of both of them clearly apparent. Hopefully in a good way; time will tell.

I could see something similar ending up happening with the Han Solo film: a high profile director coming in and acting as the closer on the film, who also maybe does a bit of work to make the film a bit more “their own.” One of the Twitter suggestions was Edgar Wright, and while I would love that, I don’t know how much he would want to tackle someone else’s movie (after all the trouble he went through trying to make Ant Man).

Time will tell – possibly quite soon – for the Han Solo film.

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Busy Life… but the Trailers look good!

We’re keeping busy out and about at the Comparative Geeks HQ, although we do have tickets already for Saturday for Wonder Woman… Anyway, haven’t had much time for writing, nor for consuming much media to write about…

Although, we have had time for trailers – and there have been several good looking ones in the last few days!

First, the new movie from Edgar Wright, which just makes me happy on a fundamental level… and then it also looked awesome: Baby Driver.

I’m annoyed that this movie is not currently in my plans for seeing it in theaters, and it’s competing with a number of other good looking movies in July and August!

Next up: one we would totally have done a LitFlix for, Murder on the Orient Express.

That cast! I suppose the proper way to do this is an ensemble cast anyway, but they seem to have pulled that off pretty well. Probably just one we’ll rent, but still looks good!

I think I’ll just link to the red-band trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, but it made me realize that of course Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson needed to make a movie together. I think that this movie makes sense as a result of that.

I guess if I’m linking to movies I’d rather not embed, The Little Hours had us laughing at its debauchery and ridiculousness right up until it said at the end it’s based on The Decameron, when I said oh, of course it is.

And finally, one that looked like an Oscar contender sort of movie, but one that we might actually be interested in seeing (a bit of a rarity): The Mountain Between Us.

Basically, I’m good with more Idris Elba in my life. Hey, we should finish watching Luther

How about you, any trailers catch your fancy lately? Any good finds here? Let me know in the comments below!

We Made It To The World’s End

The World’s End finally made it to a theater near us, and boy am I glad we got to go see it! We love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and closing out this movie “trilogy” was just a great part of that. I have done Shaun of the Dead for Halloween. I was always going to like this movie.

So in some ways, it doesn’t serve much purpose for me to do a review of the movie, and maybe especially not a spoiler-free review. My spoiler-free review is this: you ought to see this movie. Yeah, pretty much done.

So instead, let’s look at a couple of interesting parts. One is the fantastic Nick Frost. The other, is actually looking at these films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End) like a trilogy – because, for the creative team at least it was. So for this, I say: spoilers ahead! Continue reading