Ron Howard Will Direct Han Solo Movie

It’s official: Ron Howard is trading in the Apollo 11 for the Millennium Falcon. Just two days after directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were suddenly dropped from the Han Solo anthology Star Wars spin-off, Variety is reporting that Howard will officially take over directing duties for the remainder of the film’s shooting schedule. Lord and Miller originally signed on to direct the Han Solo movie in July 2015, but recently shocked fans by leaving the project mid-stream, citing creative

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New Game of Thrones Trailer Highlights Sansa Stark Might be Jon Snow’s Biggest Enemy

He’s survived White Walkers, thousands of the undead, wildlings, Boltons, and even his own brothers in the Night’s Watch, but the fantastic new trailer for Game of Thrones‘ seventh season suggests Jon Snow might not be able to survive his own sister Sansa Stark. The latest look at what promises to be the most explosive year yet for the HBO series opens with Littlefinger telling Sansa to fight every battle, and ends with her suggesting

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Doctor Who and Sherlock Showrunner Steven Moffat Creating New Dracule TV Show

Sherlock might be over for now, but Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are reuniting for another literary classic with a brand new Dracula series. Via Variety, Moffat and Gatiss are slated to co-write and co-create the new take on Dracula, which is based upon the classic novel by Bram Stoker. It’s unknown if Dracula will follow in Sherlock‘s footsteps by taking place in modern times, but it will adopt the same production format used in the

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Bad Robot’s New Flick Overlord Coming in 2018

If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last several years, it’s that if a movie comes out from J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions that we don’t know what it is, we need to sit up and take notice. On top of producing the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek reboot films—not to mention The Force Awakens—their two Cloverfield movies have become low-key favorites in the sci-fi thriller field, and this year’s God Particle will keep that

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Power rangers laser tag, Weezer, Futurama and more at ID10t Festival

This weekend, Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick is unleashing the inaugural ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival in Silicon Valley as the worlds of music, TV, comic books, and comedy collide in a one-of-a-kind event. ID10T is already bringing together the cast and creators behind Mystery Science Theater 3000, Stan Against Evil, The Magicians, Animaniacs, Portlandia, and Harmontown for panels at the event. Today, we’re revealing more comic book and TV, panels. But first, it’s Morphin’ Time! Nerdist is teaming up with Loinsgate to

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IS STAR WARS EPISODE 9 IN A ROUGH SPOT?

Friends! Were you aware that every day we do a live talk show talking all about the day’s biggest pop culture and entertainment stories? Well we do! On today’s show, host Jessica Chobot welcomed Mothership writer and newly minted recording artist Amy Vorpahl and Nerdist’s very own social media manager/Teen Beat reporter Michelle Buchman to talk down E3’s indie games, Colin Trevorrow‘s critically disliked new movie, and Danny Elfman doing the score for another big

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John Wick TV Show is Happening and Keanu Reaves Might Guest Star

In today’s Keanews, we have learned that John Wick will be getting its own TV show, tentatively titled The Continental, after Wick’s favorite hotel chain and home away from home. Sounds like it will be an HGTV classic! Lionsgate has been developing the project with the franchise’s director Chad Stahelski and his writing partner Derek Kolstad who spoke with Indiewire about the television prequel to the John Wick film universe. The best revelation: Keanu Reeves could reprise his

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THE WORLD HAS LOST THE ICONIC ADAM WEST AND NERDS EVERYWHERE WILL MISS HIM

While Adam West was been best known for puncturing nearly every stereotype of the classically stoic superhero, somehow it was impossible to see him as a mere mortal, vulnerable as all human beings are to the passage of time itself. Though not technically the very first live-action Batman–two black-and-white movie serials did it first–he was the first to leave a massive pop-cultural footprint, one that he lived long enough to see first typecast him and then

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Black Panther Trailer Is Everything It Should Be

The moment is finally here! After fans got a look at Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa in a poster this morning, Marvel Studios dropped the first teaser trailer for next year’s Black Panther during Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight. Though we’ve been pumped for Ryan Coogler’s take on the character since its announcement, this teaser absolutely blew us away and left us wanting–nay, demanding–more. The trailer opens with a chained Klaw (Andy Serkis) being interrogated

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GAME OF THRONES REUNION COMING SOON?

Oh you sleuthy Game of Thrones fans. You’re all so clever and eagle-eyed, didja know that? Seriously, who are y’alls eye doctors because I am IMPRESSED, though hardly surprised. Ye of trusty speculation and observation have done it again, noticing a tiny, possibly-maybe insignificant detail in a behind-the-scenes video from season 7’s production that could signify something major moving forward. We’re talking potentially insignificant but also—if proven correct—possibly huge spoiler here, so move ahead in this

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FANTASTIC BEASTS’ CASTING SEEKS TEENAGED VERSIONS OF DUMBLEDORE, GRINDELWALD, AND NEWT SCAMANDER

Open casting calls for the Harry Potter franchise are nothing new, but rarely have they been as exciting and surprising as the recent one put out by Warner Bros. That’s because the latest listing for the next installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is looking to fill the roles of younger versions of some of the most important characters in the films, including a teenage Albus Dumbledore and his childhood-friend-turned-enemy Gellert Grindelwald. Pottemore

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THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN REGIONS IN STAR WARS ARE ENDLESS

The Outer Rim isn’t the limit of the galaxy in the Star Wars universe. We haven’t spent much time beyond the established parts of the map, but the borders of the Unknown Regions are known quantities. Beyond those borders is a mysterious and vast area that’s home to strange creatures and beings we haven’t encountered in canon (with a few exceptions). In Legends, a.k.a. the Expanded Universe, the Unknown Regions were mentioned regularly and figured

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SUPERNATURAL IS DOING AN ANIMATED SCOOBY-DOO EPISODE—SERIOUSLY

This is not a drill, people: The next season of Supernatural will have an animated Scooby-Doo episode! For your enjoyment of the rest of this article, please press play before reading on: In an announcement made during The CW’s Upfronts presentation, the CW admitted to the pairing of their favorite current Scooby Gang (Buffy is off-air so it doesn’t count!), with the Scooby Gang of old. While the particular circumstances of this Winchester/animated crossover is still unclear, the

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ALIEN: COVENANT PROLOGUE GIVES PROMETHEUS SOME CLOSURE

Aside from the general “Oooh, Ridley Scott‘s doing another Alien movie!” reaction after we first heard about Alien: Covenant, our next was a lot of speculation about how this movie would tie-in to the previous movie, Prometheus, since that one pretty much ended on the mother of all cliffhangers–with Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the android head of David (Michael Fassbender) flying in an Engineer’s ship, back to the Engineers’ homeworld, ready to find

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TOURING DISNEY’S NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ATTRACTION: THE COLLECTOR’S MANSION

We all know how it feels to realize that our search for that must-have collectible has quietly turned into an obsession. All logic is lost and the hunt is the only thing that matters. I can relate, as I write this surrounded by Tsum Tsum, counting the days since my last purchase (it was yesterday). It’s that enthusiasm for collecting that will draw guests inside Taneleer Tivan’s fortress to visit the world of The Collector at the new Guardians of

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EMBRACE SUPERNATURAL HISTORY WITH JOHN WINCHESTER JOURNAL REPLICA/ROAD MAP

“Dad’s on a hunting trip, and he hasn’t been home in a few days.” That sentence is at the core of Supernatural. It’s what launched Sam and Dean Winchester on their journey—one that’s stretched thousands of miles and gone to hell and back. Literally. In the beginning of their hunter career, the brothers were guided by what they found in their father’s records. John Winchester’s journal was a guidebook for hunters, filled with notes and

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IX AND INDIANA JONES 5 GET OFFICIAL RELEASE DATES

Few things are guaranteed in life except for death, taxes, and a brand new Star Wars movie every year until the end of time. (And in the case of The Phantom Menace, you’ll get all three in one convenient package.) But Lucasfilm isn’t content to sit on its laurels and rest on the staggering achievements of Episode I; The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced on Tuesday release dates for two of their most vaunted franchises, Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

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TEEN TITANS AND YOUNG JUSTICE TOPLINE DC AND WB’S STREAMING SERVICE

Huge, major news for fans of DC Comics, television, and things you never thought you’d get to see in your lifetime: Warner Bros. and the aforementioned comic house have announced the launching of a DC-branded digital streaming platform sometime in 2018. But even that in and of itself is not the biggest news: the first two programs on said platform will be a live-action Titans series from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti, and Geoff

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WATCH HANS ZIMMER PERFORM THE DARK KNIGHT THEME AT COACHELLA

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California has become more than just a home for your favorite rock music acts, EDM artists, and annoying hipsters over these past few years. Lately, they’ve expanded to include composers performing live as well. On Sunday, April 16, film scorer extraordinaire Hans Zimmer took the stage and performed the music he wrote for some of his most well known films, accompanied by a live orchestra. Of course, Zimmer performed perhaps

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THE NEXT THREE X-MEN UNIVERSE MOVIES JUST GOT RELEASE DATES, AND THEY’RE ALL NEXT YEAR

In a world where the MCU seems to rule when it comes to releasing multiple movies per year (three are coming out in 2017), the X-Universe has decided that 2018 will be their turn in the spotlight. According to this tweet from Box Office Pro, we are going to be getting our mutant fill next year: Fox has confirmed this morning a slew of release updates, including #NewMutants (4/13/18), #Deadpool2 (6/1/18), & #DarkPhoenix (11/2/18) —

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