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'Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff in the works with 'Lego Movie' writers/directors

Discussion in 'Animation, Movies, TV' started by Tony Perkis, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. erasure fan1

    erasure fan1 Well-Known Member

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    I guess the only story I would like to see is right before a new hope so 29 to 32 would be good. I just don't think a teenage (or early 20s) Solo is all that appealing.
     
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    The Hollywood reporting is saying these are the current 3 up for the role -

    Alden Ehrenreich, he was one of the highlights of Hail, Caesar!

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    Jack Reynor, he is known for his work in Transformers: Age of Extinction and the upcoming Sing Street.

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    Taron Egerton, the star of The Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle.

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    Young Han has been cast -

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/05/star-wars-alden-ehrenreich-young-han-solo

    Ehrenreich, 26, recently appeared in Hail, Caesar! and is also playing the lead in Warren Beatty’s long-gestating Howard Hughes movie.

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    Ehrenreich is nearly a decade younger than Harrison Ford (then 35) was when he first portrayed the swashbuckling pilot of the Millennium Falcon in the original Star Wars, released in 1977. Ford reprised the role in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and more recently in The Force Awakens. Talking with EW’s Anthony Breznican late last year, Ford offered this piece of advice for the next actor to pick up Han’s blaster: I would say, ‘Talk to your director. Watch the movies. And welcome aboard. Make it your own.’”
     
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    phruby Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this movie won't be karaoke night. Too bad we didn't clone River Phoenix at his death in '93. He would be old enough now to play young Han Solo.
     
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    He would be too old. He would be in his 40s.
     
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    Not unless the clone was born in 1994. That would make him 22. Unless Disney got those accelerated cloning tubes from Lucasfilm.
     
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    The HAN SOLO Screenplay Has Been Described As The Best One In The STAR WARS Series To Date
    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/scifi...ay-has-been-described-as-the-best-one-a143068

     
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    erasure fan1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the comment "pretty unnecessary". That said, I really hope they blow my mind with this movie. The comments are a good sign so here's hoping for the best.
     
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    Alden Ehrenreich to play Han Solo in three movies?
    http://moviehole.net/2016107095han-solo-alden-ehrenreich

     
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    So this movie isn't being done in legos?
     
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    IMG_3575.JPG First look at the cast - http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/21/han-solo-movie-cast-photo/
    Alden Ehrenreich
    Woody Harrelson, Game of Thronesstar Emilia Clarke, Atlantaauteur Donald Glover (as Lando Calrissian), Westworld actress Thandie Newton (not shown), and Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Shooting started Feb. 20
     
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    2 things.
    1. How did I miss the Thandie Newton announcement? She's going to be great in whatever role they put her in
    2. The EW article says that it's going to be released May 2018. I thought it was scheduled for December of that year?
     
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    Isn't she supposed to play a younger Maz Kanata?
     
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    The same actress could do a younger version. I think the original Maz actress is about 10 years younger than Thandie.
     
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    Ah, true. I didn't realize their age difference.
     
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    Lupita Nyong'o is 33, Thandie is 44, so about 10 years. Not like Lupita's age would make any difference since Maz is an animated character :p
    It would make a ton of sense to feature Maz in this movie, so I hope they're able to work around Lupita's schedule for this.
     
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    May 2018 was always the official penciled in date, but there was a very strong rumor that if Avatar 2 vacates it's December 2018 spot the Han Solo movie will claim it. That may still happen as there has been minimal word from Cameron & Co. lately if December 2018 is even a possibility anymore.I personalty doubt a 2018 release for Avatar 2.

    SW has preformed well in it's mid-December slot and Disney is very predictable with it's release schedule. Avengers: Infinity War is also slated for May 2018 and I can't imagine that Disney will decide to compete against themselves for such an overlapping demographic.
     
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    Got it. I agree with you about Avatar 2- they haven't even started filming yet. Due to all of the technical pieces that will need to be put together, I wouldn't be surprised if it came out Spring 2019 instead (Earth Day, perhaps?)

    As for Disney not cannibalizing film release dates (even though Avatar isn't theirs, they'll be promoting it at Pandora), Guardians 2 and Pirates 5 come out in May this year, and The Last Jedi & Mary Poppins Returns will both be released this December. While the latter 2 won't be sharing the same audiences (though I'll be seeing both), Guardians and Pirates definitely will have a shared base.
     
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    GotG and PotC do have some overlapping demos, but not as many as they would have if PotC5 came out in timely fashion. PotC doesn't seem to be pulling as much cross generational (or gender) traffic as it did last go around. I do think it's not the wisest decision to put them out so close together; Disney kind of scheduled themselves into a potential issue this year with the GotG2-PotC5-Cars3 trifecta. (Thinking PotC might be the weakest of the 3 I'd have moved it to mid/late July.)
     
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