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Dave Franco Talks Young Han Solo Audition Process

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by Britt Hayes April 17, 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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A few months back it was reported that Disney was looking at over 200 actors for the role of young Han Solo in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Star Wars spinoff, narrowing the list down to 12 names, including Miles Teller and Neighbors star Dave Franco. That shortlist has become even shorter, with Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich reportedly emerging as the frontrunner, while guys like Franco and Teller are now off the table. A new interview with Franco basically confirms this, as the actor opens up about the audition process and the difficulties of finding the right person to step into Harrison Ford’s iconic shoes.

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Star Alden Ehrenreich Frontrunner to Star as Young Han Solo

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by Britt Hayes April 13, 2016 @ 9:25 PM
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After months of speculation and shortlists featuring everyone from Miles Teller to Taron Egerton, it looks like we may have a frontrunner for the role of young Han Solo in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Star Wars prequel / spinoff. Alden Ehrenreich, the charming breakout star of the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! has reportedly emerged as the top pick, edging out his fellow Han Solo hopefuls for the highly-coveted role.

Who Are Rey’s Parents? Daisy Ridley Knows and Says It’s Not Even That Important

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by Mike Sampson April 11, 2016 @ 10:14 AM
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One of the biggest questions (of many) to come out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was, Who are Rey’s parents? Much is made in the film of Rey being an orphan and left behind on Jakku with Unkar Plutt, slowly counting down the days until her family...

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Breakdown: New Droids, Deathtroopers and Mon Mothma!

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 7, 2016 @ 8:49 AM
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You’ve probably seen the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that debuted earlier this morning. If not (or if you just want to watch it again), you can see it here. So now that the initial shock and excitement has worn off, it’s time to do...

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Debuts First Footage, Trailer Arrives Tomorrow

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by Britt Hayes April 6, 2016 @ 5:46 PM
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December still seems pretty far away, but in just eight months fans will be swarming theaters to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the franchise’s anthology film. Aside from an official cast photo and a few Instagram prop pics, we haven’t had much to go on as production has remained fairly secretive — perhaps even more so than The Force Awakens. But if you — like us — have been wondering when the first trailer for Rogue One will arrive, we officially have an answer. And it’s tomorrow morning.

Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of Admiral Ackbar in ‘Star Wars,’ Has Died at 93

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by Britt Hayes April 4, 2016 @ 7:16 PM
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You may not immediately recognize the name Erik Bauersfeld, but you are undoubtedly familiar with his most famous line. The actor was the voice of Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi, helping to popularize the alien’s signature phrase, “It’s a trap!” Bauersfeld has passed away at the age of 93, and though he’ll be remembered most for his role in Star Wars, the actor also worked with great directors like Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg.