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Han Solo film to be like a Western, says producer Kathleen Kennedy

11.22.2016

So STAR WARS films will be coming out, at least once a year, until the end of time. One of these films, which sounds like the kind of STAR WARS film you'd make after you've exhausted all the good ideas, is a young Han Solo film.

Talking to Variety, super-producer Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about the upcoming Phil Lord/Christopher Miller joint:

[The film is] closer to a heist or Western type feel...we’ve talked about [Frederic] Remington and those primary colors that are used in his paintings defining the look and feel of the film.

Hmm. That actually sounds interesting. Here are some examples of some Remington paintings for reference:

So the new HAN SOLO film is a weird one for me. On the one hand, I was never a big fan of the character, and I feel an entire movie based on him (a prequel no less) is beyond overkill. On the other hand I think Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are geniuses (LEGO MOVIE is pretty good, but I'll love them forever for creating CLONE HIGH), and the casting of Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian is beyond perfect. So I don't know, I guess I'll just have to wait and see and hope for the best.

But what do you guys think? You excited about the film? Either way, sound off below!

The UNTITLED YOUNG HAN SOLO FILM will talk its way into theaters May 25th, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: Han Solo once had a giant, green, anthropomorphic bunny as a friend in the early Marvel comics named Jaxxon.
Source: Variety

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8:32AM on 11/23/2016
Han Solo was always kind of a gunslinger anyway, and Mos Eisley had the feel of the old west with it's saloon and attempt to tame a wild environment, so it's not a huge leap to give his back story a western vibe. Plus sci-fi and westerns merging has a long history that includes Westworld, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop and a whole bunch of novels.
So Han Solo prequel and western vibe is not a bad fit - still on the fence whether we even need this movie though.
Han Solo was always kind of a gunslinger anyway, and Mos Eisley had the feel of the old west with it's saloon and attempt to tame a wild environment, so it's not a huge leap to give his back story a western vibe. Plus sci-fi and westerns merging has a long history that includes Westworld, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop and a whole bunch of novels.
So Han Solo prequel and western vibe is not a bad fit - still on the fence whether we even need this movie though.
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8:20AM on 11/23/2016

WTF People?

Y'all need to stop whining. What's not to like? Love Western, love Han Solo, love Lord/Miller and the cast is great. Sounds perfect to me!

Y'all need to stop whining. What's not to like? Love Western, love Han Solo, love Lord/Miller and the cast is great. Sounds perfect to me!

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11:04PM on 11/22/2016
kathleen kennedy is poison to star wars....go make a an all female band of sisters or something....nobody wants a solo film with ford you moronic tard....what we DO want is an obi wan spinoff with Ewan Mcgregor...man she is not the brightest crayon in the box.
kathleen kennedy is poison to star wars....go make a an all female band of sisters or something....nobody wants a solo film with ford you moronic tard....what we DO want is an obi wan spinoff with Ewan Mcgregor...man she is not the brightest crayon in the box.
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7:36PM on 11/22/2016
Nothing sounds appealing about this film at all. Ford IS Han Solo, and this film just seems like a cash grab to take advantage of the mass appeal of the character since he won't be appearing in any more of the future sequels.
Nothing sounds appealing about this film at all. Ford IS Han Solo, and this film just seems like a cash grab to take advantage of the mass appeal of the character since he won't be appearing in any more of the future sequels.
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6:38PM on 11/22/2016
So they are going to turn the Han Solo movie into Firefly?
So they are going to turn the Han Solo movie into Firefly?
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6:38PM on 11/22/2016
Since westerns were a part of the influence for the original star wars, this makes sense. However, my concern is with what tone they will use for this film. With Lord/Miller at the helm, my fear is that it will be overly comedic, trying for a Guardians of the Galaxy vibe, which works for that movie but not really star wars. However, if they make it too dramatic I'm not sure it will be true to the character. This is the first Star Wars film I haven't been excited for, and it makes me sad.
Since westerns were a part of the influence for the original star wars, this makes sense. However, my concern is with what tone they will use for this film. With Lord/Miller at the helm, my fear is that it will be overly comedic, trying for a Guardians of the Galaxy vibe, which works for that movie but not really star wars. However, if they make it too dramatic I'm not sure it will be true to the character. This is the first Star Wars film I haven't been excited for, and it makes me sad.
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5:31PM on 11/22/2016
Can we please stop with the desert planets, Star Wars?
Can we please stop with the desert planets, Star Wars?
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5:26PM on 11/22/2016
"Never a big fan of the character"? Sorry, but lost all your nerd credibility with this statement. While I am not a fan of the spinoff idea they seem to take the right direction with the heist movie/western influences.
"Never a big fan of the character"? Sorry, but lost all your nerd credibility with this statement. While I am not a fan of the spinoff idea they seem to take the right direction with the heist movie/western influences.
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