Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff In the Works With 'Lego Movie' Directors

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/han-solo-star-wars-spinoff-807153

    These are the directors you are looking for.

    When Christopher Miller was an intern at Lucasfilm, he was asked, and geekily accepted, to step into a Stormtrooper costume for one of George Lucas’ special edition Star Wars movies.

    Now, in a paraphrasing of Darth Vader’s immortal words of “When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master,” a circle is about to complete.

    Miller and his partner Phil Lord, the duo behind The Lego Movie and the hit 21 Jump Street movies, are tackling one of Star Wars anthology movies as their next directing project, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

    The filmmaker team, who write, direct and produce, are stepping up to helm a movie that will focus on a young Han Solo, according to sources.

    Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan are writing the script with the project now set for a May 25, 2018 release.

    The new project is not the same as the one that was to have been directed by Josh Trank. Trank parted ways with the project in May amid a cloud of issues stemming from his Fantastic Four shoot. The project, rumored to be an origin story of the intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett, is still searching for a director.
     
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    Yeah, this just doesn't even have a shot of working for me.
     
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    Lord and Miller are my only hope for this thing. Everything they've touched has turned to gold so far... Lego Movie, 21/22 Jump Street, Last Man On Earth were all either outstanding or at the very worst, VERY good.
     
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    I am a huge Star Wars geek and even I really don't care much about a movie about Han Solo. He works great as part of an ensemble but I just can't see that character being the centerpiece of his own feature film.

    Whatever. I will see it anyway :)
     
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    biggest problem I see this movie having is recasting Ford. I can't even come close to thinking about who can fill his shoes for Solo. I can kind of see Pratt doing Indy (if they had to cast someone) and wouldn't dismiss it as out of hand, but I don't see him playing Solo, especially since he played a much heartier version of Solo in Guardians.
     
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    I'll be right behind you. :)
     
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    Someone slipped on a banana and snapped this.
     

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    I can't see Pratt as Solo either. Not after Guardians. Indy yes since it's a different genre. Maybe another younger semi unknown similar to Ford when he was cast for EP1
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Fake.
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    Exactly.
     
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    Cardinals.Ken That's Mr. Riff-Raff to you!

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    Jesus, I hope it isn't Jai Courtney or Sam Worthington...
     
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    Someone else posted that it was photo shopped and showed the empty theater image they used (you can tell it by the weird overhead light in the image it is the exact same pic just altered).
     
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    Whoever they cast will likely be someone in their 20's. It is supposed to be pre-A New Hope Han Solo and be somewhat of an origin story. I have no clue what early-mid 20's actor would be convincing in the part.

    The re-casting it doesn't bother me as much as the character itself, I just don't think he alone can carry a film.
     
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    I guess we'll find out tomorrow. But based on rumors, the sequence seems right.
     
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    that would be awesome for the sole reason of seeing the interwebs completely implode.
     

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