Collider Jedi Council: Will the Han Solo Movie Be Pushed to 2019?

On this episode of Collider Jedi Council:

Kristian Harloff with Perri Nemiroff, Ash Crossan, and Mark Reilly discuss the latest development of the Han Solo drama; BTS shots from The Last Jedi; Bob Iger’s comments on Ron Howard and the reshoots; Rebels Season 3 blu-ray release; the new trailer for Forces of Destiny; new info on the Visceral video game and more.






Collider’s team wants to hear from you! The Council takes on all your Twitter questions you send in @ColliderVideo with the hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil.



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20 thoughts on “Collider Jedi Council: Will the Han Solo Movie Be Pushed to 2019?

  • June 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Might as well push it back to 2019 if it means getting the movie right.

  • June 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    a bad Han Solo movie would be a huge oportunity lost, like the first wolverine and fantastic four 1 e 2 ( 2 that i kinda like, cause i love silver surfer)

  • June 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Might as well get it right. They owe that to the Han Solo character. Since the powers that be didn’t seem to like anything about Miller and Lord (why did they hire them?!?) it sounds Iike much of the film needs to be re-shot, perhaps the majority of it…

  • June 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Save the money and walk away from it now…focus on items that will move the franchise forward! KOTR movie…Obie-Wan…Vader/Jedi hunter…or a thousand other ideas that are not about how Han became Han!

    • June 30, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      With all the pre-production work, special effects work, 2nd unit photography you would be throwing away far more money then saving. This is not getting in the way of other films. Dont want things rushed forward if they arent ready.

      • June 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        It was a waste of money before it began…save what you can, save the brand. Most, never wanted this…and it’s only getting worse.

        • June 30, 2017 at 8:52 pm

          Waste before it started is a non answer. Dont speak for others. Compared to the list you presented my family would only be interested in a KOTOR movie more. As much as I would love to see Ewan McGregor back as Obi-Wan I think it would be difficult to have a story that is just on Tatooine. Possibly even more difficult to come up with a story that has him leave Tatooine. As for Vader movie. No way villain books work, villain movie. Vader is best in small doses. At least you didnt suggest a Boba Fett movie.

          • June 30, 2017 at 9:08 pm

            all opinion, as is mine…would bet money that the Vader movie would be incredible. Showing a mix of hiding Jedi, and Vader finding himself…in his new suit and surroundings.

            I’m not trying to speak for everyone on the Solo movie, but I’d bet it’s split in the SW fan base as to if they want it or not.

          • June 30, 2017 at 10:02 pm

            I agree all movies being made have a split. Where the split is is the question and no one knows that answer. I think that a movie which requires a lot of Vader dialogue would end up awful. Again I dont know the split on the Vader movie. I just think a Han Solo movie which has very little requirements as to story gives more freedom to have fun.

          • July 1, 2017 at 4:16 am

            we’ll know once the Solo movies released, if it’s fun…

    • July 1, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      The Han Solo movie you could argue was going to be riskier than say Rogue One.Unlike RO, this movie is focused on is a beloved character and one that Harrison Ford defined. I say this as someone who doesn’t really like the character that much. Now, that isn’t to say it is impossible. Get some good talent in directors and cast and that will benefit the film.

      Some have criticized Lord and Miller for being on the project. Ignoring the gross negligent of KK, I do think Lord and Miller could have worked. Some say their style clashes with Han Solo, but I can see it working. The goal of the anthology films was to tell different stories Do stuff that the main trilogy could never do.

      So why not do that? A good argument for this was that Han Solo’s anthology film could be seen like Adam West’s Batman, in that it is a different interpretation and style, but keeps to the core of the character. Batman’s case; he fights against truth and justice. And for Han Solo; he’s a smuggler and a bit of a smartass.

      Now, for granted; we won’t know the true story and I do like Ron Howard. But really, my hope is that KK and LF do not abandon the intentions of the anthology films going forward. As they are a great idea.

  • June 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I dont see the reasoning behind Kristian Harloff thoughts that it will be pushed back a year because 5 months of filming with L&M has been disrupted. First off lets assume they have to start all over with principal filming (this is highly doubtful). Push back from May 25th to Dec 14th is 7.r months. Tada. Now the thing is this is a Star Wars film, lots and lots and lots of the content is not principal filming. It is ILM work on computers and 2nd unit photography that L&M werent even 100% in charge with. That content wouldnt be just thrown away. Sure that content continued on. Artists and animators didnt just stop. They are creating the content for Ron Howard and Editors to work into the film the way they want. Think people forget how much of the content that makes it time consuming isnt even done with Directors behind the camera saying “Action!”.

  • June 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Push it all the way to 2086

  • June 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    They should scrap the Han Solo movie and retool it into a young Lando Calrissian solo movie. They wouldn’t even have to re-cast. With Han, there are limitations to what they can do with the character since everyone “knows” Han, whereas we don’t know a young Lando nearly as well. They could still keep the Falcon and even Chewy if they want. And they can introduce Han at the end of the film and make him very much in line with the Han we meet in ANH. It won’t happen but I wish they were working on Lando instead of Han.

  • June 30, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Never got why people down on this film are for Obi-Wan considering that the film will never happen if this film bombs or is scrapped.

  • June 30, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    More melodrama from Kristian Harloff.

    • July 7, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Highly ironic statement coming from anybody on this site.

  • June 30, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    i fundamentally disagree with every decision disney is taking, i dont mind if this movie gets cancelled but what really bothers me is that k kennedy and lucasfilm are always playing safe, they are not adding nothing new to the SW universe, i hope TLJ changes that

    • July 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      I don’t blame you. The NC has been fine, but outside RO; the movies have been mixed. TFA, I didn’t care and I did enjoy RO, though I can see its flaws. Really, all of this situation is screaming LF, specifically KK, being Risk adverse. For granted, some could make the argument(a terrible one) that TFA needed to play it safe after the polarizing reception of the PT. But ignoring that, LF cannot afford to be complacent.

      They are going to need to move forward. You could argue that the mystery box storytelling that Abrams shamelessly relied on is kicking them in the rear for the short-term. Long-term who knows? It depends on the payoff. Also, this does raise concerns about the anthology films. Weren’t they supposed to be different? That is one thing I always loved about Legends. Genre wise the stories could vary.For instance, I could read Kenobi, a western genre story and then jump to ShatterPoint, a psychological thriller with Mace Windu.

      But I do have hope. Unless KK really tightens her grip, RJ I do believe is going to kill it during TLJ as he is leagues above Abrams as a screenwriter and director. So yeah, things seem bleak, but do not give in. I have a feeling that A new Dawn is arriving very soon. 🙂

  • July 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Why does everyone assume this is going to be a ‘Young Han Solo’ movie? Its never really been officially called that, has it? I see it as an ensemble movie – with one of the characters being a younger version of Han Solo. I bet you $100 that it won’t end up being called, “The Young Han Solo Chronicles” or anything like that. Give it time – I’m guessing this movie will be a big surprise.

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