“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Press Conference

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On May 25, Lucasfilm delivers the next installment of the Star Wars anthology films, "Solo: A Star Wars Story." It recounts the origin of the infamous rogue and scoundrel Han Solo and his initial encounters with some of his lifelong friends and frienemies. In anticipation of the opening, cast and filmmakers held a press junket to discuss revisiting the legendary character and adding to his mythos. In attendance were Thandie Newton (Val), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L3-37), Woody Harrelson (Tobias Beckett), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Emilia Clarke (Qi'Ra), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos), along with screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan, and director Ron Howard.
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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Celebrates Release of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ on May 27

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Star Wars: Galactic Nights, to be held at Disney's Hollywood Studios from 7 p.m.-midnight on May 27, will celebrate the entire Star Wars saga, including "Solo: A Star Wars Story," which will hit theaters on May 25. Actor Joonas Suotamo, who plays Chewbacca in "Solo: A Star Wars Story," will make a special appearance at the event. In addition, the event's Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away presentation will debut some new video moments from "Solo: A Star Wars Story." The park's nighttime projection show, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, also will debut a new action sequence from the Solo film. Tickets are available now for Star Wars: Galactic Nights. Discounts are available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members. Call 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639) for details and reservations.
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Dwight Howard and Chewbacca at Star Tours

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Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard poses May 6, 2011 with “Star Wars” character Chewbacca in front of the new “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The new 3-D attraction opens May 20, 2011. Howard was just honored with his third straight NBA Defensive Player of … Continue reading "Dwight Howard and Chewbacca at Star Tours"
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Photo Album – Star Wars Weekends

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While I hadn’t seen every “Star Wars” movie when my vacation overlapped Stars Wars Weekends at then-named Disney-MGM Studios in 2006, I knew enough to appreciate all that I saw. By researching the schedule of events online before I left home, I was able to determine which sections of the park to avoid at certain … Continue reading "Photo Album – Star Wars Weekends"
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