The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: John Stamos might have a series again, George Lucas corrects the fanboys, and the gay return of Ethan Embry.
Have mercy! (Ugh. No more Full House jokes.) Jake in Progress star John Stamos has landed a leading role on a new Fox sitcom pilot called Little Brother. In it, the Wedding Wars actor will play a guy who finds out he has a brother he never knew and that he's an ex-con. Comedian T.J. Miller will play the ex-con while Stamos, known to American audiences as the star of How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, will play the regular brother. So another possible TV project for John Stamos! Man, this guy is indelible. Though, remember when he was supposed to be, like, joining the cast of Glee? And then they eventually remembered that, oh right, it's virtually impossible to add adults to that cast because nobody cares about the adults? Oh, well. This new show here is making up for the Glee debacle (debacle may be a big word maybe, but just go with it) and Stamos might soon be on the air again, which is how things should be. Didn't you love him on Thieves?? [Deadline]
Haha, oh, god. Hold onto your lightsabers! Actually, ew, no, don't do that, um, hold onto your... star... wars. Whatever! Here's the news: George Lucas is now saying that in the first Star Wars, when Han and Greedo the Alien are at the Mos Eisley Cantina and they've got their blasters out (those are guns, guys, laser guns, just cool it) that he didn't later edit it so Han doesn't shoot first. That makes no sense to you, right? OK, the thing is in the original theatrical release, Han Solo shot the Alien first but for the 1997 rerelease George Lucas reedited so Greedo shoots first so Han is only acting in self-defense and doesn't appear to be a coldblooded murder. That inspired fan outcry and everything but that was 14 years ago. Just read this for details. Well, now the films are being rerereleased in 3D, so Lucas has brought it up again and says, nope, it was always Greedo who shot first, the 1997 edit was just an effort to go back in and make that clear. And we should believe him, probably. Because if there's one thing George Lucas has never done it's go back and ruin his old movies. Never ever. Just not a thing he would do. [The Hollywood Reporter]