Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan on Writing Han Solo’s Origin and Figuring Out the Kessel Run [Interview]

A couple weeks ago, I sat down with screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I learned how this movie started as a germ of an idea from George Lucas and we talked about how some of the deeper cut references and easter eggs were developed, their approach to these characters, and how they came to design the infamous Kessel Run. The interview is mostly spoiler-free, so feel free to dig in.*** Peter: … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: How Much Of ‘Solo’ Is Ron Howard Responsible For? Michael Bay, George R.R. Martin, Star Wars & Sinemia

On the May 24, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Sinemia, George RR Martin, Michael Bay’s Netflix movie and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We’ll also try to answer a question in the Mail Bag about who is responsible for the creation of a film, and we’ll run the audio from my interview with Solo: A Star Wars Story director … [Read more...]

Emergency Podcast: Boba Fett Movie Gets ‘Logan’ Writer/Director James Mangold

Big Star Wars news has been unleashed upon this world, so we have gathered in our bunker for an Emergency Episode of /Film Daily. /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and Germain Lussier from io9 to talk about the big story of the hour: James Mangold is writing and directing a Boba Fett spin-off movie. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular … [Read more...]

Ron Howard Talks About the Unique Challenge of Making ‘Solo’ [Interview]

Interviewing Ron Howard for Solo: A Star Wars Story was unlike any filmmaker interview I have done to date. Usually, in my chats with directors, I talk a lot about development and intention. Yet this production was very different in that Howard came on as a replacement late into the production process. The script, casting, crew, and design of the movie had been already planned and partially executed. So I was curious how this film was uniquely … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: Would You Go To A Star Trek Theme Park? It, Men in Black, Solo, Watchmen & Arrested Development

On the May 23, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Analog, IT: Chapter 2, Star Trek, Men in Black spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Watchmen and in our Feature Presentation, Chris will give his reaction to Arrested Development Season 5. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date Announced, Watch A New Teaser Trailer

We knew that the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland would be opening in 2019, but now Disney Parks has revealed more information on when we can expect to visit a galaxy far far away. Hit the jump to learn new info on the Galaxy’s Edge opening date.Disney Parks released a new teaser trailer showcasing the new Star Wars planet of Battu from a … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: Spider-Man, Solo, Jurassic World, Amazing Stories, Hobbs and Shaw, Michael Bat, The Expanse, Watchmen

On the May 22, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Marvel & Sony’s Spider-Man sequel, The Expanse, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Amazing Stories, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Hobbs and Shaw, Watchmen, and Michael Bay’s deals with Netflix. You can subscribe to /Film … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: Water Cooler Monday – Saved By The Bell, Miyazaki, Star Wars, Infinity War, A Quiet Place & Much More

On the May 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for Water Cooler Monday to discuss what they’ve been up to, including a Saved By The Bell restaurant, Cobra Kai, Survivor: Ghost Island, Miyazaki’s The Castle of Cagliostro, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Barry, Infinity War, … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: The Big Deadpool 2 Spoiler Discussion Episode

On the May 18, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about Deadpool 2 in the Spoiler Room. We’ll talk about how the film pulled off that big X-Force moment, the cameos you probably missed, the post-credits scene in the movie and the one that didn’t make the final cut, as well as an insane fan theory and more. You can subscribe to /Film … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: Lando & Obi-Wan Star Wars Spin-Offs, The Dark Universe, Clue, Captain Marvel & More

On the May 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista. To talk about the latest news, including the Dark Universe, a movie ticket subscription service for couples, a new Clue movie, Lando and Obi-wan movies, and Captain Marvel. And at the Water Cooler we talk about Evil Genius, Marvelous Ms. Maisel and CCFF. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: Do We Really Need This Sequel, Spin-off or Additional Season Of This Thing We Once Liked?

On the May 16, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista. Ben will share his brief thoughts on Deadpool 2 before we jump into the news, which includes news on Fast and Furious 9, Daredevil season 3, Donald Glover’s Black Panther contributions, Arrested Development season 5, the first 13 Reasons Why season 2 reviews, a Batman prequel tv series, John … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: TV News Extravaganza Including Renewals, Cancelations, Announcements & Trailers; Also Deadpool 2 and Solo

On the May 15, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about what they’ve been up to in the water cooler, which includes seeing Solo, and Deadpool 2.And in the news we’ll try to talk about all the big tv announcements from the past few days, including new shows, renewals, cancelations and more. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: Water Cooler, Ms. Marvel, Willow, IMAX, Guillermo Del Toro, Avengers: Infinity War, Brooklyn Nine-Nine & More

On the May 14, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about what they’ve been up to in the water cooler, which includes the Solo junket, the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary celebration and You Were Never Really Here, Tully and Death of Stalin. And in the latest film and TV news, we discuss the death of Margot Kidder, a Ms. Marvel movie, the … [Read more...]