Every time we post an article regarding Phil Lord’s and Chris Miller’s movie about the adventures of young Han Solo, we receive hundreds of comments from our readers expressing their mixed feelings. One of our readers suggested that it would be interesting if we do a poll to see what exactly the fans think about the upcoming addition to the Star Wars film library. Please vote in the following poll…
Before we proceed to the poll, here are a few things that you should consider.
Arguably, along with Luke and Vader, Han Solo is the most popular Star Wars character. He is unique and a favorite to many fans mainly because he is just a regular charismatic person with no special powers. Needless to say, with Han dying in The Force Awakens, many fans were devastated. Creating a new movie about Solo, does have a certain logic in the fact that it will continue Solo’s presence on the big screen despite his unfortunate fate. Many would say (and have said): “But Harrison Ford is Han Solo”, and that it will not be the same with the character re-cast. While I would tend to agree with you, I also think we should give this movie a chance and withhold our judgment until after it hits theaters in 2018.
Another thing that we should consider is that a Han Solo standalone movie was what George Lucas always wanted to do. This interesting fact was revealed by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter. Our best guess is that Lucas’ ideas will be used in that movie, and the fact that Lawrence Kasdan is involved with the script could greatly help that. After all, he spent numerous days together with George and they surely have spoken about the project.
@ALupi15 also “George wanted it” kinda means something too. 🙂
— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) May 6, 2016
Lastly, I am happy that Lucasfilm chose a fairly unknown actor for Solo’s role, who can definitely act, instead of choosing a look-alike actor with dubious acting skills. I like Alden Ehrenreich, and I think we should give him a chance to prove what he can do. I am sure he will be great. We just have to think of this movie as something fresh and new, and stop making parallels with everything.
So, what do you think? Please cast your vote in the form below:
(image by: Collider)
No matter the results, we have to keep in mind that this is the opinion of the hardcore Star Wars fans that visit this site, who will be the minority in the theaters when this movie is released.