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#1085793
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Han Solo Movie ** <em>Spoilers</em> **
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Haarspalter said:

And that’s the reason why the GOTG movies stick out of the MCU - they work very good on their own without the necessity of watching/knowing the other ‘standard’ MCU superhero movies. I dare you, try to watch Captain America 3: Civil War without knowing the precursor movies. James Gunn is aware of that. Is it a coincidence that the third GOTG movie is supposed to take place approximately eight years after the Infinity War? Guess not - Gunn wants to keep the GOTG to be detached to a certain point of view within the MCU.

Let’s examine this shall we?

I dare you, try to watch Captain America 3: Civil War without knowing the precursor movies.

Let’s pay attention to the first half of the title, more specifically the numerical designation. It’s the third Captain America film. Good luck jumping into Return of the King without having seen the first two films. Guardians of the Galaxy is the first film in its franchise, of course anyone can jump right into it. The first entry of any of the MCU’s various series are easy to jump into. You don’t need to know anything about the other MCU films before jumping into Doctor Strange or Ant-Man either. How much is a viewer going to get out of GOTG Vol. 2 without seeing the first?

Is it a coincidence that the third GOTG movie is supposed to take place approximately eight years after the Infinity War? Guess not - Gunn wants to keep the GOTG to be detached to a certain point of view within the MCU.

GOTG Vol. 2 is set around six months after the first film which puts it around the year 2012. GOTG Vol. 3 is set to release in 2020, eight years after the original film was released. Both Infinity War films will have been out by this time. If Gunn is trying to avoid the repercussions of his heroes mingling with the greater MCU then why didn’t he set Vol. 3 before Infinity War?

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#1085010
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Han Solo Movie ** <em>Spoilers</em> **
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Update from The Hollywood Reporter

Lord and Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) have a comedic sensibility and improvisational style while Kasdan favors a strict adherence to the written word — what is on the page is what must be shot.

The creative clash, according to one insider, also came down to differences in understanding the character of Han Solo. “People need to understand that Han Solo is not a comedic personality. He’s sarcastic and selfish,” said that source.

The friction was felt almost immediately when the movie began shooting in February, sources say, but the directors always thought it could be worked through. Kennedy, the producer and head of Lucasfilm, decided to back her lifelong colleague, who shaped much of Solo’s character in Empire and ‪Return of the Jedi and who had a specific tone in mind for the new movie. The duo also didn’t feel they had the support of producer Allison Shearmur, who was acting as Lucasfilm’s representative on the London set.

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#1084958
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Han Solo Movie ** <em>Spoilers</em> **
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I’ve got more than just a bad feeling about this…

‘Star Wars’: Han Solo Film Loses Directors

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off.

"Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm in a statement.

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Lord and Miller, the helmers of The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street, signed on to direct the Star Wars stand-alone in July 2015. The film will star Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, while Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover also star.

The film has been shooting in London since January. The release date of May 25, 2018, remains unchanged.

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#1084118
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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George Lucas said:

A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality.

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#1082352
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All Things Star Trek
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I like to think it was also an excuse to finally move away from their awful redesign.

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#1081978
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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The novelizations of the seven films–including The Clone Wars–are canon.

— StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) April 30, 2014

To clarify, movie novelizations are canon where they align with what is seen on screen in the 6 films and the Clone Wars animated movie.

— StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) April 30, 2014

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