Chewbacca has his own theme song in Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Darth Vader, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker have their own theme songs in the Star Wars movies – now, in Solo: A Star Wars Story everyone’s favourite, Chewbacca has one too!

“John Williams himself suggested that John Powell would be a great candidate to not only use the classic Star Wars themes, but also the new theme that John Williams himself wrote for Han Solo,” Howard said in the video posted on Twitter on Tuesday. “John Powell wrote a lot of great themes, including the first-ever Chewbacca theme.”

Ron Howard dropped some Chewbacca-themed bombs on fans today with his video Q&A for Solo: A Star Wars Story. For one, Chewie (Joonas Suotamo) and Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), do not start out as friends… Read more from Entertainment Weekly

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The 71st Cannes Film Festival

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With its flashy red carpet premieres and hectic market, the Cannes Film Festival presents the grandest film industry spectacle in the world. Warm sunshine, celebrities walking around outside the theatres, Cannes is a showcase for new movies, and faces more pressure to deliver quality than any other program out there. For 71 years, Cannes has asserted its dominance as the preeminent showcase for international cinema.

The Festival begins early next week, and your faithful Vulture staff will be on the Croisette watching movies, doing interviews, and concocting an elaborate, Parent Trap–like scheme to make Cannes and Netflix fall back in love.

Here are some of the most buzzed-about movies ahead of the festival from Vulture

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Cannes often invites a big-budget studio film to screen out of competition, and this year’s entry is the Star Wars spinoff that casts Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover as young versions of franchise staples Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively. Don’t expect to see original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the Croisette, since they were replaced during filming by Ron Howard. Can the film overcome its troubled production history and deliver on the hype?

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Avengers: Infinity War – celebrating a ten year anniversary for Marvel

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Ten years ago, Marvel premiered what would become one of the biggest, most ambitious, and lucrative movie franchises of all time—a cinematic universe that has spanned 18 movies and billions of dollars which began with Iron Man.

To make sense of the latest in this successful movie franchise it helps to have seen all that came before Avengers: Infinity War. With 18 movies in the Marvel back catalogue you may not have had time to watch them all ahead of this momentous cinematic occasion.

The Cineblog has put together this handy summary of where each of our main characters are at as we approach Avengers: Infinity War

Iron Man

Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr created his first suit of armour to escape imprisonment from terrorists, who he was kidnapped by while selling weapons to the military from his company, Stark Industries.

After escape, Tony got rid of his company’s weapons division entirely to focus on humanitarian efforts, and attracted controversy as well as admiration as Earth’s first openly visible superhero.

Defeating many different enemies gunning for his wealth and his life, Tony led the Avengers in protecting the Earth from Loki’s invasion in Avengers Assemble.

In the second Avengers movie, Tony and his science pal Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk) developed Ultron to help safeguard the world. This didn’t go as planned; Ultron went rogue and, before the Avengers could defeat him, was able to destroy the entire country of Sokovia… Read more