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Zoe Saldana As Ripley And Katee Sackhoff As Han Solo In Comic-Con Cosplay Shots

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aliensYesterday, we got to see some truly awesome fan-play as The Hollywood Reporter kicked off one of the sweetest photo projects imaginable, reimagining some of sci-fi’s greatest characters with some of sci-fi’s most popular actors. Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion took on the role of Captain Kirk and Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick checked the time as Marty McFly. And now you can see Avatar‘s Zoe Saldana playing this genre’s most ass-kicking hero, Ellen Ripley, from James Cameron’s Aliens, among others.

Saldana gives a great interview with THR, talking about all three of her simultaneous sci-fi franchises. (She’s also in Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek, of course.) As such, it’s no surprise that she should earn the spot of one of cinema’s most iconic female characters, in the movie where she turns from heroine to warrior.


A Long Lost Star Wars TV Show Could Inform A Standalone Han Solo Movie

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Han SoloEarlier today we wrote about Star Wars vet Lawrence Kadsan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) writing the script for the Boba Fett-based standalone film that’s coming after Episode VII drops in 2015. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will direct the first spinoff, while Chronicle’s Josh Trank will play the same role for the second. That film will supposedly revolve around the early days of everyone’s favorite scruffy Nerf Herder, Han Solo. While that project is still way off in the distance, supposedly it won’t come down until 2018, it may draw heavily from a discarded Lucasfilm project called Star Wars Underworld.

Underworld is one of those mythical pieces of Star Wars lore that we’ve heard rumblings about for years but never actually seen. It was originally supposed to be a live action television show. Eventually the show was abandoned because, economically speaking, it would have been insanely unfeasible to film a weekly, serialized show of this magnitude. But according to Slashfilm, who did some digging into the matter, this could figure prominently into the Han Solo movie.


Han Solo Will Be A Co-Lead In Star Wars: Episode VII

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Han SoloEven before Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the cast of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, most of us expected that the big three from the original trilogy—Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)—would be back for more adventures in a galaxy far, far away. We heard rumblings and rumors to that effect, and just days before the studios confirmed the return, all three were reported to be in London, where the bulk of the filming is scheduled to go down. None of us were terribly shocked with that part of the casting announcement, but what we were curious about was how big a role that they will play, and now we may have at least a partial answer.

Entertainment Weekly reports that while all three will play “significant” parts in the continuing action, Han Solo will have a big enough role that he is being considered a co-lead. When J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over the writing duties from Michael Arndt—this is one of the reasons why production was delayed—reports were that one of the things they changed was to beef up the role of the original stars, which has also now been confirmed. With Han’s natural leadership skills and charisma, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him in the thick of whatever drama is going on 30 years after Return of the Jedi.


Han Solo Could Play A Major Part In Star Wars: Episode VII

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Han SoloEarlier today we learned that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford are all in London. That news started some wheels turning. You may remember, they were in this little movie called Star Wars a few years back. Since director J.J. Abrams is rumored to be filming his Star Wars: Episode VII at London’s Pinewood Studios, and all three actors are rumored to be involved, well, you get where this train of thought went. This, of course, kicked the rumor mill into high gear, and now we’re hearing reports that the first big table read for Episode VII is going down tomorrow, as well as rumblings in regard to some of the new additions to the cast and the size of the role Han Solo could play. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll hear something about the cast soon.

Many suspect that Disney and Lucasfilm are waiting until this Sunday, May 4th—get it, May the Fourth be with you—to make an official announcement. A new report from Deadline says the cast and crew are slated to get together for the first time tomorrow for their inaugural read through of the script. Given that it will be hard for them all to gather in such a manner and not have some information leak out of Abrams’ “Mystery Box,” some speculate that we might finally have some concrete word on the cast. If this is in fact the case, we may hear something sooner than Sunday. You can bet that every scoop-hungry paparazzo in London is primed to get the first photos of the as-yet-unnamed cast.


Disney CFO Teases Han Solo Origin Movie In 2016

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HanSoloPerhaps even bigger news than the announcement of Episode VII, and the rest of the new trilogy to follow, was the news last year that Disney also wanted Star Wars spinoff movies to help expand George Lucas’ onscreen universe in a major way. Since then, it’s become clear that Disney will be taking “the Marvel approach” to that galaxy far, far away, creating new interconnected movies and possibly TV shows to spawn an even-more-connected multi-media universe. While nothing has been confirmed about the storylines or characters those spinoffs will focus on, there was word that they will be origin stories involving the likes of Yoda or Boba Fett. Now some more fuel has been dumped on that fire, with hints that we might get a Han Solo origin film in 2016, the year after Episode VII is slated to hit.

The Las Vegas Guardian Express is reporting on an investor’s conference in Beverly Hills where Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo allegedly got specific about the spinoff films, saying a Han Solo flick will be slated for 2016, with — assuming it’s successful — films focusing on Yoda and Boba Fett to follow in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Assuming they stick with the plan of releasing the origin films in between the Episode entries, that would suggest they plan for us to get Episode VIII in 2017 and IX in 2019. This obviously isn’t the same as a Disney confirmation via press release, but it does suggest that the company isn’t sitting on its hands when it comes to moving forward with broadening the onscreen Star Wars universe.


Han Solo’s Original Blaster And Blade Runner Stunt Gun Coming To Auction

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han solo blasterIf someone offered me the chance either to be wealthy or to be Han Solo, I would take a few minutes to give the decision some heavy consideration. And then I would have to stop writing because my money stacks had temporarily blocked out the sun. And if I had the money, I could blow a large chunk of it just to look like Han Solo. In a certain light. From a certain angle. If you’re drunk. One thing that would help sell the illusion? If I had Han’s sidearm strapped to my hip. His iconic blaster is going up for public auction on December 21 at a Hollywood Auction by Profiles in History, and the presumably one-of-a-kind weapon is expected to bring in $200,000 – $300,000. But for those not willing to spend that much, the same auction will also have a stunt version of Rick Deckard’s blaster from Blade Runner that shouldn’t cost nearly as much.

Commissioned from a private Star Wars collector, the Solo blaster was an on-camera prop for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and is thought to be the only one of its kind that exists, as the one used in the original film doesn’t seem to exist anymore. This version was custom molded using the casting of the original version and even bears the same serial number.