With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld. (DISNEY/LUCASFILM)
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the fourth “Star Wars” entry under the Walt Disney Pictures name and the second spinoff of the saga, joining 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) was brought onto the project about a year before release, replacing Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were fired by LucasFilm midway through production. LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy cited creative differences with Lord and Miller, who previously directed “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (2009), “21 Jump Street” (2012), “The LEGO Movie” (2014) and “22 Jump Street” (2014).
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.