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Solo (young Han Solo film) *spoilers from post 1493*

  • 06-05-2016 10:06am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭ quad_red


    Hail, Caesar! actor to take up role made famous by Harrison Ford in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/06/alden-ehrenreich-han-solo-star-wars-harrison-ford

    I haven't seen Hail, Caesar but he's supposed to steal the show.

    alden-ehrenreich.jpg

    https://twitter.com/chrizmillr/status/727883165000327168

    On the story setup:
    Lawrence Kasdan has been all over the Star Wars universe, writing the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and contributing in other capacities. The upcoming Untitled Han Solo Anthology Film will reportedly be his last entry into the canon. Talking with J.J. Abrams, with whom he collaborated on The Force Awakens screenplay, at the Director's Guild of America, he shed a little light on the set up, saying:
    [The film] will not be, "Here’s where he was born and this is how he was raised." I think what it will be is what was he like 10 years earlier [than A New Hope]—maybe a little earlier, you’ll get a glimpse. But Kurosawa once said the heroes are the ones that are still changing and the villains are locked and petrified into what they are, and Harrison embodies in Force Awakens someone who is still not settled on who he is.

    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Han-Solo-Star-Wars-Movie-Take-Place-104337.html


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,233 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    quad_red wrote: »

    I haven't seen Hail, Caesar but he's supposed to steal the show.

    Would that it were so simple!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,517 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Isn't he a little short for a Stormtrooper smuggler?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 937 Dair76


    Can't wait to get shooting!

    So long as Han does it first.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,645 ✭✭✭ Bacchus


    Surprised there's no thread on this already (unless I've missed it somewhere)...

    The young Han Solo has been cast!

    http://www.cnet.com/news/disney-picks-alden-ehrenreich-to-play-young-han-solo/
    http://www.etonline.com/news/193418_alden_ehrenreich_officially_introduced_as_new_han_solo_at_star_wars_celebration/
    http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-right-directors-are-making-the-han-solo-movie-and-1783808604

    I've not seen Hail Caesar but apparently he's great in it. He certainly has the look for Han.

    The directors behind this also made 21 Jump Street and Lego Movie so they should be able to handle a mix of humour and action... with the Disney manual on how to make Star Wars movies of course to keep things on track.

    This will probably be the highest pressure Star Wars movie in the making... the challenge of living up to Ford as Han Solo will be huge but the pay off could be awesome :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,425 ✭✭✭ Roar


    Would that it were so simple.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,815 ✭✭✭ Burgo


    Roar wrote: »
    Would that it were so simple.

    He really did steal the show in Hail Caesar for me at least.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,425 ✭✭✭ Roar


    Burgo wrote: »
    He really did steal the show in Hail Caesar for me at least.

    It's.... complicated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,623 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries


    young chewbacca

    cute-animals-pictures-fluffy-brown-dog-puppy.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,645 ✭✭✭ Bacchus


    Roar wrote: »
    Would that it were so simple.
    Roar wrote: »
    It's.... complicated.

    Oh yeah, what's the backstory here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,493 ✭✭✭ Goodshape


    Bacchus wrote: »
    Oh yeah, what's the backstory here?

    From the film 'Hail Ceaser':



    ...he eventually records the line as "It's... complicated" :)


    Potentially good choice for Solo anyway. Liked him in Hail Ceaser.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,295 Duggy747


    The poor bastard has such a mountain to climb with a character as beloved as Han Solo, nearly 40 years of people being used to Harrison Ford as him.

    He seems talented from what I've seen of him so will be interesting to see what he's able to do in this role.

    Still doesn't feel right that somebody else is playing Solo, though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,878 ✭✭✭ conorhal


    Duggy747 wrote: »
    The poor bastard has such a mountain to climb with a character as beloved as Han Solo, nearly 40 years of people being used to Harrison Ford as him.

    He seems talented from what I've seen of him so will be interesting to see what he's able to do in this role.

    Still doesn't feel right that somebody else is playing Solo, though


    Yeah, it just doesn't feel right. With literally an entire universe to play with I can't help but think that the Rogue One option was the better path to take when expanding that universe.
    Spinoffs tend to work best when focused on minor characters with whom you can go in any direction with (think Fraiser from Cheers), messing with main characters and attempting to spin them off never goes well (think Joey from Friends), besides, how can you invest all that much in a characters plight if you know exactly what cantina in which hive of scum and villany he'll be standing in a few short years later come what may?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,645 ✭✭✭ Bacchus


    conorhal wrote: »
    Yeah, it just doesn't feel right. With literally an entire universe to play with I can't hep but think that the Rogue One option was the better path to take when expanding that universe. Spinoffs tend to work best when focused on minor characters with whom you can go in any direction (think Fraiser from Cheers), messing with main characters and attempting to spin them off never goes well (think Joey from Friends), besides, how can you invest all that much in a characters plight if you know exactly what cantina in which hive of scum and villany he'll be standing in a few short years later come what may?

    I get where you are coming from. He has plot-armour on because he HAS to be alive and well for episodes 4-7. However, I don't think that's all that big a drawback. How many action/adventure movies do you watch where you actually think the lead character is in real peril? They're a rare beast. This will be no different, it shouldn't be a hindrance to making a thrilling, swash-buckling, nerf-herding Solo movie.

    They do need to find a strong story to tell though and make sure it fits into the character. He's no hero by episode 4 so it'd be very off if they tried to shoe-horn in a story where he's the hero. He's a smuggler who only cares about his ship and money... and Chewie. That's where the challenge is. We all have a perception of who Han is and if they don't nail that, it will fail.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭ Brief_Lives




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,824 ✭✭✭ Falthyron




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,645 ✭✭✭ Bacchus


    Wonder will they be three standalone stories or some sort of continuing trilogy. Hopefully the former.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,435 pumpkin4life


    Duggy747 wrote: »
    The poor bastard has such a mountain to climb with a character as beloved as Han Solo, nearly 40 years of people being used to Harrison Ford as him.

    He seems talented from what I've seen of him so will be interesting to see what he's able to do in this role.

    Still doesn't feel right that somebody else is playing Solo, though.

    This is bad for movie stars everywhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ Wedwood


    Id say it won't be too long before all the original characters are re-cast and we get an endless number of new adventures. The Han Solo movie is just get things started in that direction.

    Don't be surprised if the new Luke and Leia show up before the end of this movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,645 ✭✭✭ Bacchus


    Wedwood wrote: »
    Id say it won't be too long before all the original characters are re-cast and we get an endless number of new adventures. The Han Solo movie is just get things started in that direction.

    Don't be surprised if the new Luke and Leia show up before the end of this movie.

    A Luke movie set between VI and VII would be interesting. There's a lot of potential there with the aftermath of the rebellion, rise of the First Order and his ultimate exile.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,518 CMod ✭✭✭✭ faceman


    Dear Disney,

    Just stop.

    Yours,
    Those of us who grew up on Star Wars
    &
    Those of us who grew up on Star Wars and saw how overrated The Force Awakens was.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    Hopefully they will recreate the greatest moment in Star Wars history at some stage in the film.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,063 ✭✭✭✭ wp_rathead


    faceman wrote: »
    Dear Disney,

    Just stop.

    Yours,
    Those of us who grew up on Star Wars
    &
    Those of us who grew up on Star Wars and saw how overrated The Force Awakens was.

    Why? New films won't ruin the original ones


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,360 ✭✭✭✭ Rothko


    faceman wrote: »
    Dear Disney,

    Just stop.

    Yours,
    Those of us who grew up on Star Wars
    &
    Those of us who grew up on Star Wars and saw how overrated The Force Awakens was.

    The Force Awakens isn't overrated at all


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,666 ✭✭✭✭ Tony EH


    Darko wrote: »
    Hopefully they will recreate the greatest moment in Star Wars history at some stage in the film.


    WTF was that?

    :confused:

    :(


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 7,611 ✭✭✭ david75


    All it has to do is have the falcon.

    And they aren making three Han films. Apparently it's just the done thing these days to cover themselves should they want to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Even if this movie receives mass critical acclaim, with 5 star reviews being thrown at it left, right & center... I will STILL refuse to believe it is a good idea.


    I hope to be proven wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,966 ✭✭✭ homerun_homer


    El Duda wrote: »
    Even if this movie receives mass critical acclaim, with 5 star reviews being thrown at it left, right & center... I will STILL refuse to believe it is a good idea.


    I hope to be proven wrong.

    I was skeptical at first and for a long while but I'm now on board with this. I think they've got the actor spot on and the writing and directing duties are in safe hands. This could be the most fun Star Wars movie.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,780 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Whatever else you say about Disney, they know how to make a movie. Divorced of any commercial or marketing prejudices, the studio understand better than most what ingredients gel best in forming a successful, fun, blockbuster film. I don't think there can be any disagreement there. The results might often be a little bland or rote, but rarely ostensibly bad.

    The only question is just how well they've estimated their potential audience's appetite for a Han Solo film, or the creeping flood of Star Wars films in general. It's not like there isn't enough evidence that suggests you don't do 'before they were famous' style prequels or remakes of cherished pop culture. It's a tough sell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 947 ✭✭✭ xper


    david75 wrote: »
    All it has to do is have the falcon.

    And they aren making three Han films. Apparently it's just the done thing these days to cover themselves should they want to.
    Hopefully there will be a substantially bigger story than just Han meets Chewie, wins an old freighter from Lando


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 7,611 ✭✭✭ david75


    xper wrote: »
    Hopefully there will be a substantially bigger story than just Han meets Chewie, wins an old freighter from Lando

    Han is my favourite character. And I didn't think that we need a film about him. Yet here we are. But, we're here with Lawrence Kasdan and his son writing, and Lord and Miller directing. And a year to play with. (I heard this is out may 2017, don't know if that's still the case)

    With that combo, This might be the best of the stand alone films. Hard to say but I'm thinking each of these standalones are going to be radically different.

    Wish they'd done a young Han weird in Netflix but let's see.


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