Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

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  1. Chaplin

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    Very funny, considering the reactions across the internet are actually bordering on enthusiastic.

    Certainly a better actor than the guy from Age of Adaline, who some people have been pimping (since he was a "younger" Ford in that movie).
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Not that funny. I am on the Star Wars fan forums and the Star Wars Reddit discussion and the reactions have been mixed. That's not including the movie forums I am on as well. Hardly lopsided as your inferring.
     
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    I never said lopsided, but ok.

    I'm not sure what you want to argue here--that he was a bad choice? Why? I'm curious why you think he is a bad choice. Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers liked him enough to cast him in their movies, so...
     
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    You said borderline enthusiastic. That doesn't say mixed to me but OK.

    I actually like the actor and I think he can act. That's not my problem. The issue I have is that when they first talked about this film, the problem I had is that Ford himself looked really young in the first film. So another actor playing the part would require extra suspension of believe. The thought was they would go really young to avoid that. They didn't.

    Not only isn't his age drastically different than Ford's at the time but he doesn't look anything like Ford either. So, I guess his looks drastically change in what...like 4 years?

    Forget all that though....I think I have a bigger problem with them touching this character at all. Tons of other characters they could have focused on with cool stories. They should have left Han Solo alone.
     
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    I agree. That fruit loop aint Han Solo...

    they could have a field day running the adventures of Boba Fett................. in fact,...they could also do pretty well if they focused on the huts, and Jabbas syndicate....maybe even a story of the early days of Chewie,...all the points leading up to him signing on for the kessel run with a young (CG'd) Han Solo..... they could do so many things without bastardizing a long term fan favorite character..
    it really makes very little sense.... Han Solo as a character,...has his appeal with the older generation... but all the movies are geared towards the younger generations
     
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    That's what the article is implying, that there'd be a Han Solo trilogy... I hope not.
     
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    Donald Glover is reportedly the first choice to play young Lando in a new 'Star Wars'

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/donald-glover-is-reportedly-the-first-choice-to-play-young-lando-in-a-new-star-wars/ar-BBvyLHO

    The Han Solo prequel movie may be close to landing its Lando.

    Hours after The Wrap broke the news that the “Star Wars” standalone movie was in the process of casting a young Lando Calrissian, a report surfaced that comic actor Donald Glover is being eyed for the role.

    The “Community” alum is the first choice of director Phil Lord to sport the cape made famous by Billy Dee Williams in the original trilogy, BirthMoviesdeath.com is reporting.

    Glover, 32, is in high demand lately, with a brand new FX dramedy, “Atlanta,” premiering on Sept. 6 and a role in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

    Whoever wins the plum role will join fellow scoundrel Alden Ehrenreich, who beat out hundreds of hopefuls for the role of Han Solo.

     
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    Who is Woody going to be playing? That guy seems to be able to sneak into block buster movies all the time!

    Edit: Just looked it up. Guess he is playing Han's mentor, whatever that entails.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I don't see a young Han Solo anywhere in that picture. :shrug:
     
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    They're obviously not in makeup or in costume, so duh.
     
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    And, they've been given the boot. I'm not overly surprised as this quote was pretty much my concern with their selection.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...y-han-solo-movie-directors-were-fired-1015474
     
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    I have to be honest. I was surprised at the selection of directors to begin with. Seemed like a really odd choice and frankly if the above is true I am also not shocked that they possibly took a more comedic approach to Han Solo.

    They should have never done this film anyway. If they are going to continue down the path of the dark side they could at least bring in a director with a better pedigree IMO.
     

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