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Film Fondue: Who is going to be the next Han Solo?

by Brandon Russell | December 5, 2015December 5, 2015 8:00 am PST

What a week, what a week. With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens looming, the film absolutely dominated the news cycle, with new interviews and pictures and everything in between. But not to be outdone by Disney’s unstoppable machine, Warner Bros. decided to unleash a new trailer for Batman v Superman, which featured a new character everyone pretty much expected to make an appearance.

How ready are you to watch The Force Awakens? Or are you just burned out at this point? We’ve come this far, and it would be a shame to turn your back on the film now. Me? I couldn’t be more excited. That said, I have my eye on other future films, and next year is going to be absolutely bananas for comic book movies, and geek culture in general.

Below, as always, are some of the reports, leaks, and news from this week we didn’t find a place for, along with links back to some of the more popular entertainment posts we covered.

Wonder Woman set photos released

We’ve seen Wonder Woman kick butt alongside Batman and Superman, but she’ll really show her skills in her standalone movie. The first set photos from the Wonder Woman film have leaked, giving us a great look at Gal Gadot and Chris Pine together. The Wonder Woman movie will apparently span three different time periods—this one happens to occur during the first World War. [Imgur]

Mission: Impossible 6 gets director, writer, and producer

Following Mission: Impossible 5’s terrific critical response, Christopher McQuarrie has signed on for the sequel. The Rogue Nation director announced on Twitter he would be returning to once again conduct the adventures of Ethan Hunt. No word on a release date, but given the response to Mission: Impossible 5, we’re guessing it’ll hit sooner rather than later. [EW]


Admiral Ackbar is in The Force Awakens

We pretty much already knew Admiral Ackbar would appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but now we have official confirmation. (And even without official confirmation, eagle-eyed fans pointed at that he briefly showed up in a recent Star Wars TV spot. Here’s hoping he’ll utter his famous trademark, “It’s a trap!” [EW]

Pretty much everyone wants to be Han Solo

Now that we know there’s going to be a spinoff Han Solo movie, pretty much every male actor wants the role. The Hollywood Reporter says around 2,500 male actors want the role, from Logan Lerman to Dave Franco to Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Even Chandler Riggs, who is in The Walking Dead, wants the role. Whoever get it, it’ll be the role of a lifetime. [TheHollywoodReporter]

More Star Wars: The Force Awakens photos

As part of a behind the scenes look at this year’s most anticipated movie, Rolling Stone has release a handful of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens photos. While most are similar to what we’ve already seen, the one of Kylo Ren starring at the charred remains of Darth Vader’s helmet is particularly cool. Check them out above. [RollingStone]

Check out this cool Guardians of the Galaxy screen test

As part of Amazon’s exclusive Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 bundle, fans will get a cool behind the scenes look at Guardians of the Galaxy. Among the footage is a fun screen test with Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista, who appear to be discussing the finer points of killing. Find the video at the source link. [SuperHeroNews]

Archangel shows his wings in X-Men: Apocalypse

We haven’t seen much of X-Men: Apocalypse so far—a few pictures here and there—so any new morsel of information gets us excited. Take, for example, this shot of Archangel spreading his wings. It’s not much, but it sure gets us pumped for the movie’s first teaser, which we’re expecting to see attached to Star Wars in a few weeks. [UniversoXMen]

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