Han Solo: A Star Wars Story

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Crawling Towards $115 Million Weekend

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Crawling Towards $115 Million Weekend

Solo is not on the box office pace compared to Rogue One. Some saw this one coming, and others are questioning franchise fatigue. — Disney and Lucasfilm's latest Star Wars film is doing lower than what it was expected to do at the box office. Disney originally predicted the film in the $130-$150M range but now the film is being projected in the $110-$115M range but it is struggling to reach that feat. Which is surprising consider the holiday weekend.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Will Be A Different Type of Star Wars Film

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Will Be A Different Type of Star Wars Film

Director Ron Howard recently revealed fresh footage of his Solo: A Star Wars Story. — Howard has already touted it would be a different type of Star Wars film. That is a relief to hear considering most fans want to experience something new from the galaxy far far away. Especially when it comes to the Star Wars Stories that highlight a certain aspect of the galaxy. Rogue One was the first Star Wars Story and it did very well. Most heralded as the proper Star Wars prequel. Solo will try to follow the first tough act. Solo has come under drama during production. After the original directing duo of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord left the project due to "creative differences."

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS FOR 'SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY' REVEALED

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS FOR 'SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY' REVEALED

Slow your roll. The latest chapter of the Star Wars saga reveals a pulse, but that's just about it... — With just over four months until the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans can finally sink their teeth into the official synopsis about the young smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford. On Tuesday, Disney and LucasFilms revealed some non-revelatory yet semi-juicy nuggets that feel like a nice lead-in to an epic Super Bowl trailer debut:

Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller part ways from the untitled 'Han Solo' film

Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller part ways from the untitled 'Han Solo' film

Directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have parted ways from the untitled Han Solo spinoff. — In a statement from StarWars.com, Lord and Miller shared “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.”

Filming Begins on the Han Solo Star Wars Film, First Set Image

Filming Begins on the Han Solo Star Wars Film, First Set Image

Star Wars is a 24/7 event, and in the wake of Episode VIII's title announcement, we can now confirm that filming on the Han Solo anthology film has begun. Phil Lord and Chris Miller have begun production on the spinoff, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Woody Harrelson plays a mentor to Han, while Emilia Clarke is onboard in an unspecified role.

Alden Ehrenreich Cast as Han Solo for 'Star Wars' Spin-Off
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Alden Ehrenreich Cast as Han Solo for 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

Disney and Lucasfilm have, after an extensive search, found Harrison Ford's replacement to play a young Han Solo in the upcoming spin-off. — Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) has been cast in the standalone film, which is set to detail the young smuggler's early life before meeting up with Luke, Leia and the rest. No further details have been revealed and production is not expected to start until January.