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Has Disney signed Alden Ehrenreich up for a Han Solo trilogy?

07.25.2016

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It will be interesting to see exactly how the STAR WARS anthology films will stack up compared to the main saga flicks, but according to a recent report by The New York Daily News, these standalone films could very well become franchises in their own right. It's important to take this news with several grains of salt, but the outlet is reporting that Disney/Lucasfilm has signed Alden Ehrenreich up for a three-picture deal which will mean more Han Solo centric-films should the upcoming spin-off prove to be a success.

Their insider says that there's "a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters. They feel that his character has the right potential to become a central figure in several movies. They’re keeping things under wraps at the moment, but the deal is that he has signed for at least three movies.” Again, grain of salt, but it shouldn't be any surprise that Lucasfilm/Disney are covering their bases should the film prove to be an extraordinary hit. They are in the business of making money after all.

At first I wasn't sure exactly how to feel about the whole idea of anthology films arriving every other year, but I soon grew to appreciate that these projects would be able to tap into different characters and eras not easily touched upon by the main saga. Another part of the appeal, for me at least, was that these would be one and done films; no saving characters for a bigger purpose, no questions left unanswered for the sequel, just an entertaining story with a beginning, middle, and end. It's still too early to know what the big plan is for these anthology films, but if a certain percentage of them do spawn their own sequels, that would definitely be one way for the franchise to keep going until well after we're all dead.

Sound off below and let us know how you feel about the possibility of the Han Solo spin-off film becoming its own trilogy.

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8:45AM on 07/27/2016
Jesus, I don't think Lucasfilm even has fan support for ONE Han Solo movie. They're going to try to set up several different movies with him as the lead? What a bad call that is.

For the most part, I've really been digging everything Lucasfilm has been doing with the resurgence of Star Wars. TFA was great, Rogue One looks amazing, and I just got into Star Wars Rebels which has been pretty good. I just feel like they seem to have this grasp on how to tell really relevant Star Wars tales,
Jesus, I don't think Lucasfilm even has fan support for ONE Han Solo movie. They're going to try to set up several different movies with him as the lead? What a bad call that is.

For the most part, I've really been digging everything Lucasfilm has been doing with the resurgence of Star Wars. TFA was great, Rogue One looks amazing, and I just got into Star Wars Rebels which has been pretty good. I just feel like they seem to have this grasp on how to tell really relevant Star Wars tales, with and without the main characters from the saga. And it seems like that effort will be watered down if they start going back to the well and recasting saga characters to tell stories no one was asking for.
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3:07PM on 07/26/2016
Must Hollywood over-do every single-thing?!? Damn!! Trilogy after trilogy after sequel after reboot!! I know I sound like a broken record but I'm waaaay sick of it...
Must Hollywood over-do every single-thing?!? Damn!! Trilogy after trilogy after sequel after reboot!! I know I sound like a broken record but I'm waaaay sick of it...
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2:19PM on 07/26/2016
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8:42AM on 07/26/2016
Their best hope for this is that Ehrenreich really clicks with the female audience. If he becomes a significant heartthrob then you capture a significant audience. If not, they're just left with the percentage of the Star Wars fanbase that isn't bored or irritated by the first film. That's not to say a young Han Solo series couldn't be fun, but the appeal of the lead will make or break this one.
Their best hope for this is that Ehrenreich really clicks with the female audience. If he becomes a significant heartthrob then you capture a significant audience. If not, they're just left with the percentage of the Star Wars fanbase that isn't bored or irritated by the first film. That's not to say a young Han Solo series couldn't be fun, but the appeal of the lead will make or break this one.
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4:46AM on 07/26/2016
It'll never happen, but I would love if they used the books Paradise Snare, Hutt Gambit and Rebel Dawn as the basis for this series. if you haven't read that Han trilogy by AC Crispin give it a look. It's great.
It'll never happen, but I would love if they used the books Paradise Snare, Hutt Gambit and Rebel Dawn as the basis for this series. if you haven't read that Han trilogy by AC Crispin give it a look. It's great.
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9:17PM on 07/25/2016
We've already had a young Han Solo trilogy.....Star Wars, Empire, and Return of the Jedi.

I really think it's a waste of time for them to be focusing on probably the last character in the Star Wars universe that needs a prequel series. There are so many other directions they could go with so many other characters.
We've already had a young Han Solo trilogy.....Star Wars, Empire, and Return of the Jedi.

I really think it's a waste of time for them to be focusing on probably the last character in the Star Wars universe that needs a prequel series. There are so many other directions they could go with so many other characters.
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