Star Wars Canyon

Source: CNN “Tucked in the western edge of Death Valley National Park, Rainbow Canyon — or Star Wars Canyon, as some call it — is an aviation geek mecca. Known as the Jedi Transition to the military, the canyon — which was carved by an ancient lava flow — sits in the vicinity of China Lake Naval Weapons Station and Edwards Air Force Base, deep in the California desert. The area has been used for low altitude flight training since World War II, with the narrow rock walls too alluring for fighter pilots to pass up. This creates the side benefit of giving observers and photographers the unique ability to look down on the jets as they scream by, afterburners lit. It’s like getting your own tower buzz.”

And the winner is…

Ron Howard! Source: StarWarsOfficialWebsite “Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.””

You’re fired!

Source: Epicstream Looks like directing duo Phil Lord IMDb and Chris Miller IMDb who are currently working on the Han Solo spinoff are fired. Officially, according to StarWarsOfficialWebsite because: “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.” Unofficially because ““It was a culture clash from day one… She didn’t even like the way they folded their socks.” We’ll see what happens…

CAPTAIN PHASMA #1

Source: MakingStarWars “New York, NY—June 14, 2017—It’s the galaxy’s big mystery: How did Captain Phasma survive the destruction of the Starkiller Base in the final moments of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? All will be revealed this September, when superstar writer Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye, Star Wars Annual) teams with blockbuster artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Star Wars: Screaming Citadel) to bring you JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1, a four-part miniseries bridging the events between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi!” Click to enlarge.