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« on: July 7, 2015, 04:17 PM »
'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff In the Works With 'Lego Movie' Directors (Exclusive)

The LEGO movie guys?  Hmmm...  I guess you can start adding #ChrisPrattforHanSolo to all those #ChrisPrattforIndy tweets, internet!
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #1 on: July 7, 2015, 04:21 PM »
And, just minutes after Hollywood Reporter story goes up, SW.com makes it official!

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord to Helm Han Solo Anthology Film

"The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley."

Planned for 5/25/2018.
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #2 on: July 7, 2015, 04:42 PM »
I love the idea, but dread the thought of the eventual casting. Chris Pratt is terrific, but he's kinda Chris Pratt in all his movies. I think they could do well with a newbie in this role.
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #3 on: July 7, 2015, 04:45 PM »
There are definitely some very big casting shoes to fill with this project.  I mean, who wants to follow Harrison Ford in this role?  And thinking about the timing of this news?  It's seriously got me wondering if there's going to be a casting announcement this Friday at the SDCC Star Wars panel.

There are also a couple of things that I'd really like to see in this project, but I also don't want to have Chris Miller and Phil Lord painted into a corner.
-How Han Solo earns the life debt from Chewbacca
-Han winning the Millenium Falcon from Lando in the Sabacc game
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #4 on: July 7, 2015, 04:49 PM »
I mean I loved The LEGO Movie and all but these articles make it sound like this will be a comedy. Or am I the only one getting that vibe?
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #5 on: July 7, 2015, 04:58 PM »
I'd be fine with Pratt Solo in an early film as he's one of the few guys that can match that kind of authentic macho charisma on screen.  But isn't he a little old to play "young Han Solo?"  How about Minnesota's own Garrett Hedlund?
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #6 on: July 7, 2015, 05:08 PM »
There was a rumor last year about Aaron Paul being in contention for a Han Solo anthology project role.  But I think if that was happening we might have heard something official about that in this news posting.
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #7 on: July 7, 2015, 05:22 PM »
I mean I loved The LEGO Movie and all but these articles make it sound like this will be a comedy. Or am I the only one getting that vibe?

Not getting a "comedy" vibe, but given the movies these guys make, I can imagine it will have plenty of "fun" in it...  or at least I'm hoping it's not 23 Jump Street staring Han and Chewie (now I'll have to go back and re-watch the closing credits of 22 Jump Street to see if there was a Star Wars parody in there :P).


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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #8 on: July 7, 2015, 06:03 PM »
Yeah I'm open to any actor in the general possible realm here, aside from LeBooooof...  But Pratt included.  I don't know how he'll work out but at this point I don't know how any of these movies will work out so whatever.  I hope it's good.  And if it isn't I hope they put the lid on the idea and move on from it.
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #9 on: July 7, 2015, 07:32 PM »
I'd like to see how Charlie Cox from Daredevil would be as Han. He's the right age, a little short maybe, but as intense he can be on DD I think he could pull it off. Pratt does nothing for me, maybe as Indy, but not Han.
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #10 on: July 7, 2015, 07:56 PM »
There are also a couple of things that I'd really like to see in this project, but I also don't want to have Chris Miller and Phil Lord painted into a corner.
-How Han Solo earns the life debt from Chewbacca
-Han winning the Millenium Falcon from Lando in the Sabacc game

Wasn't Han supposedly in the Imperial Academy (and that's where he rescues Chewie)?  I thought I read that somewhere a long time ago... I could be wrong.  Han as a disgruntled Imperial would be interesting, but I'm up for a good story over anything else.

I'm sure we'll see Jabba or hear him referenced.  Bounty Hunters... it'd be nice to see Greedo, the Executor Six (as long as Fett isn't overused), but it'd be cool to see Cad Bane or Embo in there.  Let's throw in some Tonnika Sisters (or however Disney wants to call them) so we can get their figures.



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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #11 on: July 8, 2015, 07:41 AM »
Han being in the Imperial Academy is something that has been fodder for the EU but never made it into the films.  I'm not sure if the life debt got mentioned in the OT, but it was certainly implied.  But the Lando story about the Falcon is canon from TESB.
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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #12 on: July 8, 2015, 09:32 AM »
I really like the idea of these anthology films fleshing out the time between Episodes III and IV, there is a good 30 years of stuff that is missing from the timeline. 

A couple of thoughts I had that they could touch on including what Nick was saying: Bounty Hunters (Fett, Dengar, Bossk), Solo's Wife  ::), Jabba Jabba Jabba Jabba...come on we need more Jabba in SW

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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #13 on: July 8, 2015, 10:59 AM »
Han being in the Imperial Academy is something that has been fodder for the EU but never made it into the films.  I'm not sure if the life debt got mentioned in the OT, but it was certainly implied.  But the Lando story about the Falcon is canon from TESB.

1. No, I believe Han being in the Academy was from the early books before EU really heated up in the 90s.  Still, it's probably considered Legacy at this point.
2. The life debt was also an EU thing. 

But as I said, I don't care what they do as long as it's a good story.

I forgot to mention about Solo's Wife that was recently revealed in the comics.  I'm not reading the comics, so it would be interesting if that would be included in the films and how that plays with Han's relationship with Leia.  But I would prefer not to have a love triangle or really a love interest in the movies.  Let it be an adventure film.

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Re: Star Wars Stand Alone #2 - Han Solo!
« Reply #14 on: July 8, 2015, 11:14 AM »
Yeah, I think that aside from the bet between Han and Lando for the Falcon, everything else falls into that Legends category.  Although the relationship between Han and Chewbacca is something that seems very worthy of exploring if you're going to make a movie about a young Han Solo.

And then there's this graphic that got leaked this morning that revealed the working title of FETT/SOLO - Anthology.  So will we wind up with Temuera Morrison stepping in to play Boba Fett if this is legit?



****EDIT - Info is surfacing that this graphic may be bogus.
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