State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
There’s been a great disturbance in the force. As if two bright voices in pop cinema set about making a Han Solo movie and were suddenly silenced.
This week we received the shocking news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from the young Han Solo film with only three weeks left to shoot. Changing creative directions early into a film is one thing, but a firing this late in production is catastrophic and highly unusual. We discuss this baffling development at length – why it might have happened, what it means for the modern era of Star Wars film making, who to believe, and what Ron Howard being brought in means for the Han Solo film (and Willow!).
We also explore the latest on The Last Jedi including character reveals, rumor confirmations, leaked info from LEGOs, and behind the spolier-proof blast doors we even provide an outline of a sequence from the film. (more…)