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Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

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Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the wake of Lord and Miller’s exit in the midst of shooting. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said filming will resume July 10. The untitled film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich…

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Harrison Ford promises older, wiser Solo in ‘Force Awakens’

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When speaking about “Star Wars,” there are few topics that inspire a twinkle in Harrison Ford‘s eyes. The 73-year-old actor is matter-of-fact about almost everything involving the sci-fi series’ latest episode — from his reunion with Carrie Fisher (“It was no big deal.”) to the franchise’s unwavering popularity (“For me, it’s old news.”). However, when Ford brings up his new co-stars, he lights up like the Millennium Falcon charging through hyperspace. “The new, young actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyaga…

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Family build Star Wars costume for son with cerebral palsy

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A Star Wars-loving Utah family devised an elaborate and awe-inspiring solution to the challenge of finding a Halloween costume for their 5-year-old son with cerebral palsy. Chantelle and Patrick Bailey built a detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon that fits around Sebastian Bailey‘s walker. It is made of corrugated plastic with a wood foundation. It features blue lights in the back and headlights in the front to match the famous spaceship. On top near Sebastian’s arm is a small black…

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