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[Movie] Star Wars: Han Solo Origin

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  1. Xerobull

    Xerobull Salve Dicit Mater Tua
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    ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Film: Alden Ehrenreich Lands The Lead In Spinoff

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    UPDATED, 7:22 PM: We don’t know if he’ll shoot first, but he has the job. Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo in Disney’s stand-alone Star Wars movie, confirming what Deadline reported exclusively three weeks ago. Sources say the Hail Caesar! star is negotiating to seal the deal.

    The film will cover events in Han Solo’s life that took place prior to his appearance in 1977’s Star Wars, but no story details have been revealed. But before Disney’s 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Expanded Universe line of books and comics featured several novels about the scoundrel’s younger days. The Expanded Universe was officially de-canonized in 2014, but elements from it have been borrowed in the Star Wars universe’s new canon, notably with certain plot points in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s possible, then, that some of Solo’s previously established backstory might make its way back into the Star Wars mainstream.

    The stand-alone Han Solo film, expected to be called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story in keeping with this year’s Rogue One, is in preproduction under directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Perhaps anticipating the confirmation of Ehrenreich’s casting, Miller commemorated this week’s “May the 4th” festivities by tweeting out the first official image from the production — Solo’s iconic blaster:

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can't wait to get &quot;shooting&quot;!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MayThe4thBeWithYou?src=hash">#MayThe4thBeWithYou</a> <a href="https://t.co/HlteYut6m0">pic.twitter.com/HlteYut6m0</a></p>&mdash; Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrizmillr/status/727883165000327168">May 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE, April 13: After screens tests that narrowed down the field of possible actors portraying Han Solo for the stand-alone movie in the Star Wars universe, Alden Ehrenreich has emerged as the front-runner for the coveted role. The casting of this character has been shrouded in secrecy — to the point of it being referred to as project Red Cup (get it? Solo cups). After screen tests, it was narrowed down to only a handful of actors that included Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor. However, sources with knowledge of the casting process, said that Ehrenreich is now leading the pack after after an impressive performance.

    The newcomer is also the lead in Warren Beatty’s yet untitled “Howard Hughes project” which will receive a fall release from Fox this year. The 26 year-old actor also gave a stand-out performance this year in Hail, Caesar! He is currently in production on Cinelou’s The Yellow Birds.

    The Han Solo film, which Disney is slating for release on May 25th, 2018, will be directed The Lego Movie team of by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The picture will focus on Solo’s days before he linked up with the rebel alliance. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is producing. Lawrence Kasdan is exec producing with Jason McGatlin. Kasdan — who wrote Star Wars pics The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens — scripted the new pic with his son Jon Kasdan.

    Disney did not return an email seeking comment. CAA, who reps Ehrenreich, would not comment either. Like we said, this casting is being guarded like it’s a matter of national security.
     
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    "I hope they do something about that hair. And, that coat...and that tie..."

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    We have our Lando.

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    Has the internet bitch and complain about this casting yet? Glover is the man, good for him!!!
     
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    Welcome to the next twenty year social experiment. How many movies in a franchise can there be before fatigue sets in?

    Are you a DonGlover lover?
     
  6. PhiSlammaJamma

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    How did Solo go 80 years without trying out Chewy's crossbow. That made no sense.
     
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    Glover was annoying in The Martian
     
  8. peleincubus

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    Disagree
     
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    It's just an expensive promo for the the last jedi. Going to be really tough to make this interesting on screen. Hope it ends up good.
     
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    Ehrenreich was hilarious in "Hail, Cesar!" He did a really good job fleshing out and selling the cowboy character. In a typical Cohen Brother's movie about quirky characters, his quirky character was most memorable to me, out doing a pretty loaded cast.
     
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    Woody's character in the movie:

     
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    but the ability for people to move things with their minds makes perfect sense...
     
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    the force must not be with you
     
  15. ima_drummer2k

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    Can't say that I'm super excited for this movie. I'll see it because....well, Star Wars. But Rouge One set the bar WAY HIGH for these story movies that aren't official episodes.
     
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    I tend to agree, Rogue One is probably my favorite SW movie with Empire behind it......
     
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    I actually thought rogue one was meh, it was a good movie, but i left disappointed because I didn't learn anything about existing characters. It seemed like insignificant filler. It had so much potential to bridge the gap between 3 and 4 but it didn't really attempt that at all..

    Im not optimistic about the quality of this movie, but I am much more interested to learn more about Han and Chewy's relationship, and more about Lando.

    Also feel like woody is a perfect cast for Han Solo's mentor.
     
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

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  19. JayZ750

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    It’s like they have idiots in charge.

    Or are purposefully being tongue in cheek. This is like a South Park esque title.
     
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    Disney is like WE WILL GET OUR 4 BILLION DOLLAR INVEST back. Make my words. (Ricky reference)
     

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