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Old 07-07-15, 03:34 PM   #1
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Star Wars Anthology: Untitled Han Solo Film (2018, D: Miller/Lord and Ron Howard)

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Disney had been promising a series of spinoffs to the powerful “Star Wars” franchise it acquired when it bought LucasFilm. Now the studio is preparing a new feature focusing on the life of young hero Han Solo, to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the partners who gained acclaim by helming “The Lego Movie” and the “21 Jump Street” films, a source close to the studio confirmed.

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. Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote other franchise entries “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “The Force Awakens.” Jon Kasdan wrote and directed “The First Time,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and “In the Land of Women,” as well as writing for the television series “Freaks and Geeks” and “Dawson’s Creek.”

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us,” the duo said in a statement. “This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”

“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the ‘Star Wars’ universe,” said the Kasdans. “They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”

Kathleen Kennedy, who will produce the film, added, “It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”

The next release from the franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is due out this Christmas.
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Re: Untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin off (D: Miller & Lord)

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CHRISTOPHER MILLER AND PHIL LORD TO HELM HAN SOLO ANTHOLOGY FILM
THE DUO BEHIND THE LEGO MOVIE WILL DIRECT AN EARLY TALE OF THE SMUGGLER-TURNED-HERO, WITH A SCREENPLAY BY LAWRENCE AND JON KASDAN.


The next adventure in the Anthology series of Star Wars films will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, whose credits include the critically acclaimed The LEGO Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Among the most sought-after filmmakers working today, the two have proven a formidable duo on the multiple films they’ve collaborated on and are looking forward to applying their unique creative chemistry to the Star Wars universe.

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”

The screenplay 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.

Lawrence Kasdan, the writer and director known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, and Grand Canyon, is familiar to Star Wars fans for having co-written the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. His son Jon Kasdan wrote and directed The First Time, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and In the Land of Women, as well as writing for the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek.

“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe,” said the Kasdans. “They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”

Kathleen Kennedy, who will be producing, says she can’t wait to discover what’s in store from these two extraordinary teams of directors and writers.

“It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the film will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.

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Not really a spinoff. It sounds like a prequel from that press release.
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re: Untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin off (5/25/18, D: Miller & Lord) S: LaBeouf

Was just coming here to post this. I'm up for it. Seems this replaces the film formerly helmed by Trank that was rumored to be about Boba Fett.

As a Han Solo piece though, we could conceivably still get a Boba Fett appearance.
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re: Untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin off (5/25/18, D: Miller & Lord) S: LaBeouf

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Not really a spinoff. It sounds like a prequel from that press release.
I think spinoff is just a generic term that people have been using for the "Anthology" (not "Episode" numbered) films. They all obviously take place at some point in the established film canon.
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Old 07-07-15, 03:41 PM   #6
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Going to be interesting to see who they cast as young Han Solo. Wonder if they go with an unknown or someone who is the hot star of the moment.
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re: Untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin off (5/25/18, D: Miller & Lord) S: LaBeouf

I guess the rumors of the 2nd film being Boba Fett centric were off. I'm wondering if Miller and Lord are replacing Trank, or if the Fett film is on hold and they moved this one into it's spot.
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Going to be interesting to see who they cast as young Han Solo. Wonder if they go with an unknown or someone who is the hot star of the moment.
Lord and Miller do obviously have a relationship with Chris Pratt...

Let the wild speculation begin!
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Lord and Miller do obviously have a relationship with Chris Pratt...

Let the wild speculation begin!
and Channing Tatum.
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and Channing Tatum.
Pratt came to mind first because he's the rumored Indy in waiting. So it would only make sense for him to be the rumored Han Solo in waiting too.
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re: Untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin off (5/25/18, D: Miller & Lord) S: LaBeouf

Did Han Solo even do anything worth making a movie about before he met Luke?

I say that they'll get Will Forte as Han since they've worked with him already.
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They need to cast someone in their 20s. Pratt is too old for Han Solo. I'd prefer an unknown.

Pratt is apparently the new Fillion.

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re: Untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin off (5/25/18, D: Miller & Lord) S: LaBeouf

Anthony Ingruber FTW:



But seriously, a young Solo movie should never be made. I guess it was inevitable, but it's still a mistake.

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Old 07-07-15, 04:05 PM   #14
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But seriously, a young Solo movie should never be made. I guess it was inevitable, but it's still a mistake.
That guy played a younger version of Ford's character in Age of Adaline...a movie 7 years after that video was posted.
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re: Untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin off (5/25/18, D: Miller & Lord) S: LaBeouf

Great news. A young Lando could fit in here.

Lando #1 comic just came out this week, too.
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^ Of course. We just HAVE to see Han winning the Falcon, right? I bet they cast Michael B. Jordan.

BTW, here's some cool fanart of young Han and Lando I came across recently:

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Wow, that's some super creepy art work there.
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Going to be interesting to see who they cast as young Han Solo. Wonder if they go with an unknown or someone who is the hot star of the moment.
If Chris Pratt is going to play Indiana Jones, shouldn't he play Han Solo as well?
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They need to cast someone in their 20s. Pratt is too old for Han Solo. I'd prefer an unknown.
Why is he too old? Ford was in his mid-30s when he filmed A NEW HOPE. Chris Pratt is in his mid-30s now. He's the perfect age.

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Did Han Solo even do anything worth making a movie about before he met Luke?
He made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
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I guess the rumors of the 2nd film being Boba Fett centric were off. I'm wondering if Miller and Lord are replacing Trank, or if the Fett film is on hold and they moved this one into it's spot.
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The new project is not the same as the one that was to have been directed by Josh Trank. Trank parted ways with the project in May amid a cloud of issues stemming from his Fantastic Four shoot. The project, rumored to be an origin story of the intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett, is still searching for a director.
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Did Han Solo even do anything worth making a movie about before he met Luke?
Um, you do know he's not a real person, right? They can make up whatever they want about his life before Luke.
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I say that they'll get Will Forte as Han since they've worked with him already.
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Why is he too old? Ford was in his mid-30s when he filmed A NEW HOPE. Chris Pratt is in his mid-30s now. He's the perfect age.
He's the perfect age if they're telling a story set during the OT. If it's set before that (unless it's immediately before A New Hope), he's too old.
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Milk that shit, Disney.
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Did Han Solo even do anything worth making a movie about before he met Luke?
He was a gangsta smuggler for Jabba. He freed Chewie from slavery. He won the Millennium Falcon from Lando.

There's plenty of backstory material to work with in a Han Solo movie.
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