Synopsis for Han Solo Movie Released….And “I Have a Bad Feeling”About This Movie

A few days ago Disney and Lucasfilm released the synopsis for the upcoming Han Solo movie ‘Solo:A Star Wars Movie’. That synopsis summarized the movie by saying –

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Wow…I don’t know about you but that just doesn’t excite me much.

When Disney and Lucasfilm announced this movie I was a excited because I thought there was so much potential for the story. Then last summer, with less than a year before the film’s release the film’s directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired, I got really nervous. Soon after that I felt a bit better when Lucasfilm hired director Ron Howard to take over the film.

Since then we have not heard much of anything. We have not seen any stills or a trailer. Now, I can give Howard a bit of a break on some of this because I’m sure he’s been very busy with reshoots and editing to get the film done by the May 25th release date that Disney and Lucasfilm are sticking to. What we have gotten is a bland, vanilla synopsis that doesn’t appear to excite a lot of people.

Yes, as Star Wars fans we’ve always wondered how Han and Chewie met and the history of Lando and Han. But I think we all were expecting or at least hoping for something more than the backstory of Han Solo.

I’m really hoping that the synopsis is the backbone of the film’s story…and not THE story.

From what we’ve gotten, there’s potential for the movie to be good or it could be really bad. I don’t think I’m the only one that’s nervous about this movie. Of all of the movies Disney is releasing in 2018 this movie is the one I’m most curious about, the most hopeful about, and the most nervous about.

At this point I’m not expecting great, but I am hoping for good….and that might be good enough for many fans. Though I’m not entirely confident about the idea that it will be good.

That bad feeling I mentioned earlier?  It’s a feeling of nervousness and unease.

What do you think?

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Disney Picks Alden Ehrenreich to Play Young Han Solo

One of the most coveted acting roles in the galaxy has finally been cast.

Disney said Sunday that Alden Ehrenreich, the break-out star of Coen Brothers movie “Hail Caesar!”, will be taking on the mantle of “Star Wars” rogue Han Solo in a new film about the character’s early life. The selection was announced at the Future Filmmaker panel at the Star Wars Celebration Europe that featured director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and surprise guests Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and John Boyega.

WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01:  Actor Alden Ehrenreich arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Alongside the central Star Wars movies, Disney plans a number of spin-offs, set to focus on popular characters such as Solo and taciturn bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Other actors reportedly considered for the role included Jack Reynor from “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Macbeth,” “Fury” star Logan Lerman, “Brooklyn” actor Emory Cohen, and “Everybody Wants Some” actor Blake Jenner.

Han Solo Blasts into ‘Star Wars’ Universe with Own Film

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Han Solo, the “Star Wars” space hero who always has a fast ship and a good blaster, will get his own stand-alone film, the Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday, directed by the “Lego Movie” film makers.

The untitled Han Solo project, slated for release on May 25, 2018, will be the second stand-alone “Star Wars” anthology film, following the release of “Rogue One” next year.

These films will explore a separate part of George Lucas’ intricate intergalactic universe and will intersperse the new trilogy of “Star Wars” movies kicking off with December’s highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The new Han Solo film will focus on the origin story of the character made famous in the “Star Wars” films by actor Harrison Ford, who will reprise that role in “The Force Awakens.”

Solo was introduced in the original “Star Wars” film as a former smuggler who takes Luke Skywalker aboard his ship, the Millennium Falcon, and helps him escape Darth Vader.

Solo becomes the lovable scoundrel of the Rebel Alliance, fighting against the oppressive Galactic Empire along with his friend and co-pilot Chewbacca, a bear-like “wookie.”

“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,” Disney said in a statement.

Filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, best known for “Lego Movie,” the reboot of “21 Jump Street” and also Fox TV’s hit comedy series “The Last Man on Earth,” will direct the movie, which has yet to announce a cast.

“We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us,” Miller and Lord said in a statement.

Writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, best known for co-writing “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” will pen the screenplay with his son Jon Kasdan.

“The Force Awakens” is the first of three new “Star Wars” films being produced by Walt Disney Co since it purchased the franchise from Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion.

The six previously released “Star Wars” films have grossed more than $4.4 billion at the worldwide box office since 1977 and spawned a legion of devoted fans.