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Title: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: napseeker on July 07, 2015, 07:22:56 PM
Well you knew it was coming:
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/han-solo-spinoff-film-star-wars-phil-lord-chris-miller-1201535524/

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The Han Solo standalone is slated for a May 25, 2018 release date and is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Any thoughts on who you'd want as your young Indy... errrr, I mean young Han?

Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: jjreason on July 07, 2015, 09:02:10 PM
River Phoenix.  :(
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: brianakarobin on July 12, 2015, 08:11:01 PM
Well, since Shia Lebeouf did so well in Indy 4...

Seriously, though, I am excited about the movie, but not sure who could ever pull off a Young Han, as I can't see anyone being able to imitate the same cocky bravado that Ford gave him.  I hope someone proves me wrong, though.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: jmac on November 19, 2016, 01:42:46 PM
So we have some casting news on the Han Solo movie since the last post! We now know who will be playing Han (Alden Ehrenreich), Lando (Donald Glover) and Emila Clarke as a still unknown character. Personally I rarely watch movies or TV and have never seen any of these actors before, but I expect that they will do a good job. I think I'm looking forward to this movie more than Rogue One. It will be fun to see young Han, Chewie and Lando in action! I wonder who the woman will be? An ally or an enemy? I'm hoping for either an enemy or a romance interest for Lando. I wonder if Jabba, Greedo, Boba Fett and Maz will all show up as well, since Han obviously has a past with them?
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on April 19, 2017, 10:37:37 PM
I wasn't too excited about this being the second Star Wars movie.  There was so much more that they could have done before this.  Obi-Wan movie,  a sith movie - Darth Plagueis, or Yoda, would be a few that I would liked to have seen before a Han movie.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on December 28, 2017, 04:38:29 PM
Apparently there was a Solo movie thread... I'm just gonna put this here. 



Hopefully Ron Howard will be able to get the haters back on side with Solo.   

Rumours are Solo is a complete trainwreck and Disney is already bracing for it to bomb.
Of course, rumours are just rumours, but it's already known as "Solo: The Star Wars Story No One Ever Asked For"

For the record, like most here, I liked some parts and hated others. Overall, it's fighting for last place with Ep7 for me. More than ever, I want to know what George Lucas' ideas were for the sequels. I liked the prequels. And I loved Rogue One.

Oh, boy.  Where to start with this one...

I can't think of ONE SINGLE P̶E̶R̶S̶O̶N̶ er, FAN that wanted this movie.  I know I certainly didn't.  And you know it had to be bad if (writer) Lawrence Kasdan was mad enough to go straight to the top to get these two directors fired.  I've heard that he was mad that the directors would just let actors ad-lib and not stick to the script, which is fine, but it changed the tone from whatever it was supposed to be to a comedy. 

I'm not looking forward to it but will be there opening night and have my fingers crossed that Richie Cunningham was able to save it somewhat.  I don't want to go into spoilers (this movie should have its own thread by now) but I'm sure there will be some re-shoots in the next couple of months and there will be some, if not already, OT cameo's to make fans a little happier. 

Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on December 28, 2017, 04:42:08 PM
One indicator that this movie is currently a wreck, is that we don't have a trailer!  It's being released in less than 5 months.  TFA & TLJ both had teaser trailers one year out, and then big trailers around 7 months out and then another big one 3 months out.  In 6 weeks, we will be 3 months away. 
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: jjreason on December 29, 2017, 11:23:12 PM
I'm not sure what the chances are of them keeping that release date. They'll be getting a nice stream of revenue from the bluray release of Last Jedi around that time... wouldn't it make more sense for them to push it until Christmas & keep riding that annual windfall?
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on December 30, 2017, 05:44:09 PM
I'm not sure what the chances are of them keeping that release date. They'll be getting a nice stream of revenue from the bluray release of Last Jedi around that time... wouldn't it make more sense for them to push it until Christmas & keep riding that annual windfall?

It probably will get moved but I think the reason they wanted it in May was to test franchise fatigue.  If it does come out in May and doesn't do too hot, well then now it's over a year and a half till the next one.  If it does hit expectations, then maybe we could see movies semi-annually. 

There will be a new animated series premiering in the fall too.  They just haven't announced it yet. 
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on February 04, 2018, 08:33:58 PM
Teaser just dropped during the Super Bowl.  Full Trailer tomorrow.

Go watch it, it's on youtube Star Wars channel.  Looks OK, we'll see what the full trailer shows tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: sinkie on February 04, 2018, 11:27:53 PM
Oh great! Now I won't be able to sleep! :)
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: jjreason on February 05, 2018, 09:25:13 AM
Mini trailer during superbowl was ok, but the full 1:45min one is up now & is much better. I'm actually back to "hopeful" from "doubtful".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNW0B0HsvVs
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: Canadian Jedi on February 05, 2018, 12:55:24 PM
Thanks for posting the link.  I like the scenes and settings, at this point the biggest problem I am feeling is the actor playing Han Solo.  From the lines he delivered in the trailer - I can't say I think I am looking at a Young Han Solo.   And unfortunately playing a young version of an iconic character carries a lot of weight for an actor.    Hopefully when I see the whole movie he will be able to do it.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: sinkie on February 05, 2018, 01:10:29 PM
I'm going to give it a pretty big chance because the "miracle" of being able to pull it off entirely is somewhat doubtful. I think to be able to judge it properly we'll need to give ourselves time to get used to his interpretation of the character. I mean, its been 40 years of Harrison!
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on February 05, 2018, 08:41:47 PM
I don't know what to think. 
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: Wedge1021 on February 05, 2018, 10:29:54 PM
We saw the teaser during the Super Bowl, as a family. Both my girls immediately said they wanted to see it, because it's Han Solo - someone they both know well. Their exposure to Star Wars though so far in their young lives is a lot more varied than many of us had as kids. They've grown up on all the Lego Star Wars videos, Clone Wars & Rebels, etc. So they are used to seeing different versions of these characters. To them, Han Solo does not necessarily equal Harrison Ford.

But I'm with Canadian Jedi - everything looked neat & interesting in the trailer, except the actor does not sell me on him being Han Solo. At all. Harrison Ford is one of those actors who is really hard to follow up, and Han Solo is such an iconic character. But then, there's people who say Sean Connery is the only real James Bond, too. So I suppose it could be what you're used to.

I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: brianakarobin on February 08, 2018, 04:48:32 PM
I have only seen the teaser, but I also am a bit worried that this guy wonít make a good Han Solo. It showed so little, but I have the same concern regarding Donald Glover being Lando. These guys are classic OT characters, and I hope they are done right.

To be fair, I did love Ewan MacGregor as Obi-Wan in the PT, so maybe these guys can pull it off.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: brianakarobin on February 09, 2018, 01:36:02 PM
Ok, I have seen the full teaser now, not just the abbreviated Super Bowl version.  I still am worried about Lando - they donít even have him deliver a line, which makes me worry that he is not a great Lando and they are hiding it. The Han is not outstanding in this, either. However, I will definitely see it and reserve my judgement until a few viewings.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on February 09, 2018, 07:33:00 PM
I don't know if anyone noticed but the Falcon in the trailer is the original McQuarie design, not what we've always been used to. 

I do like the soundtrack though. 
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: old man ben on February 09, 2018, 07:48:09 PM
Yes, Yakface.com has a special feature up on it - the new/old Falcon that is.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: dangerlinto on February 09, 2018, 09:17:32 PM
Ok, I have seen the full teaser now, not just the abbreviated Super Bowl version.  I still am worried about Lando - they donít even have him deliver a line, which makes me worry that he is not a great Lando and they are hiding it. The Han is not outstanding in this, either. However, I will definitely see it and reserve my judgement until a few viewings.

Are you kidding me?  Donald Glover is amazing in everything he's ever been in.  He's practically the reason I can be assured a quality performance in this movie (And Harrelson is normally quite good even though I'm not always chuffed with the characters he plays)
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: brianakarobin on February 09, 2018, 09:52:09 PM
Ok, I have seen the full teaser now, not just the abbreviated Super Bowl version.  I still am worried about Lando - they donít even have him deliver a line, which makes me worry that he is not a great Lando and they are hiding it. The Han is not outstanding in this, either. However, I will definitely see it and reserve my judgement until a few viewings.

Are you kidding me?  Donald Glover is amazing in everything he's ever been in.  He's practically the reason I can be assured a quality performance in this movie (And Harrelson is normally quite good even though I'm not always chuffed with the characters he plays)
No, Iím not kidding. Hayden Christensen was praised for everything he had been in before Episode 2 (higher ground, life as a house) and look how that turned out. I am just worried that the fact they donít show any significant scene with him means they are worried about what fans will think. I hope I am overthinking it.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: jjreason on February 10, 2018, 12:25:42 AM
Award winning Benecio Del Toro didn't exactly win any rave reviews from me as DJ so there are no guarantees.... but I am a Donald Glover (and Childish Gambino) fan, so I'm very hopeful he kills it as Lando.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: dangerlinto on February 10, 2018, 07:21:10 AM
No, Iím not kidding. Hayden Christensen was praised for everything he had been in before Episode 2 (higher ground, life as a house) and look how that turned out. I am just worried that the fact they donít show any significant seen with him means they are worried about what fans will think. I hope I am overthinking it.

Hayden (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0159789/) was a teenager when AOTC was being filmed, with little to no cred at all (Life as a House was ok)

Glover (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2255973/) is now 35 years old with a boatload of cred.  I don't think it's even a close comparison - Alden (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2403277/) is a much close comparison but even then he's got more behind him than Hayden ever did.

You can go ahead and be worried for the movie for a lot of reason , but worry not about the Donald
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on February 10, 2018, 01:43:27 PM
You know, here's what I would like to see in the Solo movie.  I love cameos, Rouge One had a few.  I just love that stuff.  When I read a few reviews for Rouge One they actually complained about the cameos.  I don't get that, I'm a fan, I want to see cameos.  Boba Fett, Vader, Tarkin, Jabba, Tonnika Sisters, etc.. I don't care, I just want some. 

I wanna see something new.  Like when Vader started slicing up Rebel Troops.  Or when Kylo Ren froze the blaster fire.  I just want to have a "wow, that was cool" moment. 

The full trailer will probably drop in March, so we will have to wait till then to see anything more.

Oh, I did see that Kathleen Kennedy say that George stopped by for a quick visit on set while Ron Howard was directing.  What was supposed to be a short visit turned into several hours and George pretty much taking over the scene that was being filmed.  Well, ok, not taking over, but he did make some suggestions to Ron Howard and apparently Ron used them and they end up in the final cut. 
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: brianakarobin on February 12, 2018, 01:39:31 PM
No, Iím not kidding. Hayden Christensen was praised for everything he had been in before Episode 2 (higher ground, life as a house) and look how that turned out. I am just worried that the fact they donít show any significant seen with him means they are worried about what fans will think. I hope I am overthinking it.

Hayden (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0159789/) was a teenager when AOTC was being filmed, with little to no cred at all (Life as a House was ok)

Glover (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2255973/) is now 35 years old with a boatload of cred.  I don't think it's even a close comparison - Alden (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2403277/) is a much close comparison but even then he's got more behind him than Hayden ever did.

You can go ahead and be worried for the movie for a lot of reason , but worry not about the Donald
My point is simply that past performance doesnít mean everything. If you donít like the Hayden comparison, how about Natalie Portman? She had been nominated for and won various awards for roles in films like Leon (the professional), Everyone Says I Love You, Beautiful Girls, etc. And yet she was underwhelming in the prequels, partly due to the writing and partly the directing. So, if they wrote the part poorly and the directing wasnít great, then it could be a crappy Lando no matter who is playing him.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: Canadian Jedi on February 14, 2018, 09:38:22 AM
I am just hoping Han Solo gets a proper death scene in this movie since they did such a bad job in TFA.   :u:

Do I sense a Star Trek time loop about to happen?  :P
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: napseeker on February 14, 2018, 12:52:03 PM
Well pics of the 6" SOLO figures are now out.  Check out the "pimp coat Stormtrooper" (that's "Range trooper" for those who want to use the official nomenclature, but let's face it, we're gonna call this guy the pimp coat Stormtrooper from now unto eternity)

http://news.toyark.com/2018/02/14/hasbro-reveals-solo-star-wars-story-figures-285714

Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: old man ben on February 14, 2018, 01:22:01 PM
All four of these new six inch figures look pretty good to me.  I guess I will have to have them.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: cash_fan on February 14, 2018, 07:38:11 PM
That is one pimping coat.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: napseeker on February 14, 2018, 08:20:16 PM
Saw this on another forum:

(https://i.imgur.com/zrNkOcR.jpg)



Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: DarthDerek on February 14, 2018, 09:23:09 PM
PimpTrooper?   :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: Canadian Jedi on February 14, 2018, 11:23:32 PM
Wow that is a crazy amazing figure.  Love the purple.  Now I think this movie is going to be fantastic.   
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: napseeker on February 15, 2018, 01:17:18 AM
A friend of mine made a great observation that the "pimp trooper" may not be a real stormtrooper, instead he could just be some gangster dude that scavenged various parts of Stormtrooper armor to make his own sweet armored outfit.

That'd explain the furrier and almost kitbashed aspects of the costume design, as I don't really see the Empire going for that aesthetic for their ground forces, somehow.
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: sinkie on February 15, 2018, 05:57:35 PM
Commander - "Your orders are to infiltrate that gang, trooper!"

Trooper - "But, won't they recognize me as an agent of the Empire?"

Commander - "Here...ummm...put this on. My wife gave it to me last Order 66 Day. There. Now you'll fit right in!"

Trooper - "It is pretty sweet!"
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: JediPatrick on February 15, 2018, 07:09:22 PM
A friend of mine made a great observation that the "pimp trooper" may not be a real stormtrooper, instead he could just be some gangster dude that scavenged various parts of Stormtrooper armor to make his own sweet armored outfit.

That'd explain the furrier and almost kitbashed aspects of the costume design, as I don't really see the Empire going for that aesthetic for their ground forces, somehow.

Agreed. That's exactly what I hough when I saw that "thing". In fact, at one point I even thought it could be Qi'Ra in disguise, she seems to wear the same kind of fur collar. But that'd be a little too much...
Title: Re: Young Han Solo: the movie
Post by: PizzatheHutt on February 16, 2018, 02:09:18 PM
Who stole my pimp cane!