In the wake of this weekend’s Comic-Con 2016, the nerd movie news is still flying fast and furiously. And today’s big story is all about one of the biggest heroes in pop culture history, Star Wars‘ Han Solo. Plus, the latest intel and images from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Jason Bourne, and The Flash movie!
Oh, come on. You didn’t really think Disney would stop at one Han Solo spinoff movie, did you? That’s right, it looks like the most famous smuggler in the galaxy is getting an entire prequel trilogy. (Which can only help me in my lifelong attempt to wash the taste of that *other* Star Wars prequel trilogy out of my mouth.) We’ve just learned that Alden Ehrenreich, pictured above in Rules Don’t Apply, has signed on to star in three films as the captain of the Millennium Falcon. Well, here we go again…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Following their onstage appearance in Hall H in full costume, James Gunn has shared photos of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s Ravagers. “Ravagers R Us,” says the director via Instagram, “starting at the top left, around in a circle: Brahl, Oblo, Scrote, Narblik, Gef the Ravager, Kraglin, Wretch, Half-Nut, Taserface. Photos by @steveagee.”
Meanwhile, Agee has shared a pic of the Ravagers’ crazed leader Yondu, embodied by Michael Rooker; who sported his character’s full costume, makeup, and newly acquired fin at Comic-Con…
Never seen a Bourne movie but your significant other wants you to see Jason Bourne with them when it opens this week? Matt Damon has got you covered. The star recaps his trilogy of super spy movies in a mere 90 seconds in the following video. (Glad to hear Damon using his voice so much in this featurette, because word is that he speaks a mere two dozen lines in the film itself!) Now just think what he could do for you if he had two minutes…
The nerd wars over which Flash is better—TV’s Grant Gustin or the Justice League movie’s Ezra Miller—began in earnest this weekend when the latter’s first trailer was released at Comic-Con. Now we hear that the speedster’s first solo live-action feature film has landed its leading lady. Kiersey Clemons, pictured above in 2015’s crime series Eye Candy, will play Iris West. The actress has also been featured in this year’s Neighbors 2 and in TV’s Extant and Transparent.
Finally today… We have the latest trailer for Ben-Hur, a film that was not at Comic-Con—though I’m sure the cosplayers across the street from the San Diego convention who were pretending to be religious detractors and calling attendees sinners will just love it. As will all who appreciate a lengthy CG chariot race…
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Images: 20th Century Fox, MTV