Thanks to Empire, we have some new details regarding Lucasfilm and Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story. The breakdown of the film teases a different kind of Han Solo than the one we've come to know and love.
Now, before you get angry about this and throw your phone or computer against the wall, the movie is set in a time where Han hasn't fully developed the personality that we're all familiar with. So yeah, because of that he's going to be a different person much like we were all different when we were younger. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it is going to be a little strange, just like it's strange to watch ourselves in old family home videos.
Screenwriter Lawrence Kasden previously said, "you have to imagine him 10 years earlier in his early 20s. What was he like before he hardened up? Before he had some setbacks? Before he put on this cynical coat? What got him there?"
When talking about Han's training, we learn that we'll see how Han and Chewbacca ended up coming together in the film. When talking about the backstory of this, the magazine says:
"It's part of Solo lore that, as a young gifted pilot, he studied at the Imperial Academy at Carida. Solo is kicked out of the Academy for rescuing Chewbacca from an Imperial Officer, and thus one of the cinema's greatest friendships was formed. Some variation on this is likely in Solo."
The legendary Kessel Run is also brought up. We've known for some time now that this will most likely be worked into the story. After all, how can you tell a Han Solo origin story and not include the Kessel Run.!? Ron Howard previously teased this with a photo he shared of a mine shaft with the caption, "Spicey?", which is what led to this revelation.
"This is most likely a nod to the spice mines of Kessel, a galactic prison where inmates mine a precious spice. It also suggests the Kessel Run, the hyperspace route used by smugglers, will play a part."
Then it talks about the Millennium Falcon and how it will have a different look in the film because it will be brand new! We previously posted some information about this and how it might have blue accent designs.
The Falcon is brand new and owned by Lando in the untitled Han Solo film. It has blue detailing all over it with a white base coat of paint. The other interesting detail is that we finally see the Falcon doing what it is supposed to do with cargo. Basically there’s an attachment that hooks into the front of the ship’s front “forks” and that elongates the front of the ship. It looks seamless but can also detached to drop a shipment of spice if Imperial entanglements get too complicated. The center of the ship allows for access to the cargo.
Finally, the article brings up the iconic dice, which were featured in The Last Jedi. As many of you probably already know, Han Solo won the Falcon from Landa Calrissian in a game of Corellian Spike, which is played using two pairs of six-sided dice. He kept the dice for good luck.
As most of us expected, there's a very good chance that we'll see this event play out in the film. Look, there are a lot of really cool aspects of Han Solo's life that this movie can play with and if done right, it will be a lot of fun seeing these events in Han Solo's life play out on the big screen.
I just can't wait to see the first trailer for this movie, which is supposedly coming soon. I want to know what this film has in store for the fans!
There's a rumor saying that Disney is already planning for the film to bomb, but I hope that's not true. As a Star Wars fan, I hope that it turns out great! I will never wish or hope for a bad Star Wars movie.