Solo: A Star Wars Story


#1

Due to 25th May. Seems unlikely though.


Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (I'm not even on StarWarsBook, mate)
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (I'm not even on StarWarsBook, mate)
#2

It’s going to be fucking shit, as bad as those Ewoks movies from the eighties.


#3

Dead Horses and How to Beat Them


#4

why on earth wouldn’t they push it forward to the 4th
learn novelty, joy makers


#5

I was gutted about Williams too - he’s great in Boardwalk Empire and I was looking forward to seeing him among the Solo players. I think Bettany is playing a completely new character however, he wasn’t a straight-up replacement.

Also, iirc, Lord and Miller were about 2 weeks out from completing their vision of Solo, so the project as a whole was about 80% finished in terms of live action filming. Kathleen Kennedy acted at that point so that L and M wouldn’t have to be credited (Guild rules state something like a credit must be given to anyone whom has directed like 85% of a movie - I’m running on memory here so might be wrong - and so the axe fell at the eleventh hour).


#6

Someone get Figrin D’an and The Modal Nodes on the phone!


#7

Do we know anything about what their version was like or why it was ditched (beyond “too much humour” right?). I’ll probably see it anyway but I’d have been a lot more excited with them at the helm.


#8

Wow, that’s mental.


#9

Tbf that’s the only thing I know too - that they were playing too hard and fast with improv and Disney weren’t seeing a ‘coherent film’ being brought to life.

Personally I’m glad they went, I don’t want a ‘comedy SW film’ even if it is a just a spin-off of cash-grabbing proportions.

What historical things do you think we’ll see happen in Solo - the Kessel Run? Han winning the Falcon off Lando?

Actually, just thinking about it, I bet we now have a little scene showing Han buying (or hanging) the gold dice. I’m also hoping for some excellent smuggling capers with Chewie being told to “C’mon!” as the lasers start to fly :smiley:


#10

From reading a few things, and reading between the lines, I think their pitch was basically the Clint & Clyde films, IN SPACE! (Any Which Way You Han, as it’s been punned on throughout the internet), which would have been fine by me, if they’d pulled it off.


#11

SPOILER WARNING

Speaking of the Solo movie, the design of the old Millennium Falcon has leaked…


#12

I’d rather a more comedy one tbh, don’t espeically want to see things like the Kessel run actually being shown.


#13

I’m with you - I’d rather the Kessel Run remain confined to people’s imaginations. Sadly, however, it’s one of the first things you automatically think of when considering a Young Han film and so it’ll probably be conjured.


#14

I’d put money on it.


#15

Hmm… I’m going to get a bit nerdy here, but the Falcon has always been a modified YT-1000f freighter, and they always had the twin ‘mandibles’.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/1/13/YT-1300_72dpi.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20050607200756


#16

That corresponds with how it looks in the “fake” poster that was leaked. Loving the new (old) look

Just realised this image is on the box!


#17

oh god is khaleesi in it?


#18

yeah :frowning:


#19

ooooooooooft


#20

I can’t wait for the 6000 reply han solo thread where everyone piles in on it but @ttf loves it :smiley: