Han Solo movie is going to be hugely successful, we can tell you this right away! The reason we are so confident about this because we’ve seen the magic “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” created in the theaters, and how can we forget about the grand return of the Star Wars franchise with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Disney has won the confidence of fans which was brutally crushed with the prequels. The Han Solo feature film is rumored to be a trilogy, but maybe Disney will take that decision only after examining, how the Box-Office reacts to the origin story of the street-smart smuggler of the galaxy. Rogue One was way too much different than other Star Wars movie, and it was a big bet by Disney, but it turned out well for the franchise. With the Han Solo film similar kind of risks are still involved, because this is a spin-off focusing on the life of a famous character that people love to the core, and if they manage to wreck this one up, nobody’s going to forgive them. In the post, we are going to cover everything you need to know about the Han Solo movie along with all the details of the confirmed cast, so here we go:-
The directors for this project are Phil Lord & Chris Miller, who have already proved their mettle in the talent department by making the world famous Lego, and the Jump Street movies. They have the capability to mix fun and wit with action, and that’s exactly what is needed in this movie. The great Lawrence Kasdan has written the script with assistance from Jon Kasdan. This team of writers and directors are more than capable of making this spin-off work. Looks like Disney has hired the best to lead the film as they can’t afford to make a mistake, especially when they are doing a spin-off that’s capable of rolling out its own trilogy.
According to the schedule released by Disney for its upcoming movies till 2020, the release date for Han Solo film should be May 25th, 2018. However, there are rumors from various sources that it is going to be pushed back till 13th December 2018. The alleged reports say that Disney wants to have at least 12 months gap between the Star Wars films, and that could be one of the reasons for the delay. There hasn’t been any official confirmation on the news related to the delayed release date yet.
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On 30th January, Chris Miller shared the picture from the sets on Twitter confirming that the filming has begun, and he added a little bit of humor saying “Han Shot First” in his message, hence once again sparking the polarizing debate of “Who Shot First?” amongst the fans. Currently, the filming is going on in London, and the working title of the movie is “Red Cup,” there is no official explanation about the term, but the internet is filled with theories on this matter as well.
There is not enough information about Synopsis of this film, but we can tell you that it is going to track the journey of Han Solo in a Pre-A New Hope” era. It will also show us, how Han met his best buddy Chewbacca, and how he got his Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian. There are rumors that this movie will also have love story arc between Han and his first serious love affair. Jon Kasdan has confirmed that Han Solo will be in his 20’s through the length of this movie. Kathleen Kenedy has hinted that synopsis will have a feel of a Western-Heist movie. We hope to hear some more news on this in the upcoming Star Wars Celebration event.
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Disney has spent a considerable amount of time in selecting the cast of this movie, more than 7000 auditions were taken for only six characters in the film. The industry people are calling it as one of the most exhaustive casting process ever in the history Hollywood. And even after all this, there is a massive army of Star Wars fan, who are opposing the selection of Han Solo actor. Alright, let’s jump on the to the list of the actors, who have been confirmed for this film till now:-
Alden was selected for this role after rigorous auditions of 2500 actor, and the irony is that he was the first one to audition. The fans wanted to see Anthony Ingruber as Han Solo. His looks, acting style, and body language resemble a lot like Harrison Ford, but he didn’t even make it to top 5. When Alden was selected over Anthony, a lot of fans were disappointed, even today majority of those people are not confident about his selection. However, Alden is a fantastic actor, who has acted brilliantly in many of his earlier movies. We believe that he has the potential to take the young Han Solo’s character to a whole new level.
Donald has to fill in big shoes because Billy Dee’s version of Lando Calrissian is a legend in the Star Wars saga. Donald was the first choice of the fans for this role, and he is playing the part so this is a win-win situation for everybody. Donald’s mother has already told him “Don’t mess up this role” he revealed during Ellen Degeneres show. Donald is an amazing actor, who has done a range of different roles, we are pretty sure that he will excel in the role of charming, slick and stylish Lando Calrissian. Donald has made immense career sacrifices to be part of the Star Wars franchise. Just after his confirmation as Lando, someone leaked his black & white school book photo in which he is wearing a Star Wars T-shirt.