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Han Solo To Get His Own Star Wars Movie Prequel 227

New submitter alaskana writes: According to, Han Solo will be getting his own movie prequel. The film will purportedly tell the story of a young Han Solo and how he came to be the wily smuggler that shows up in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The film is set to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (of The Lego Movie fame) and written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Get your popcorn and tickets ready, as the movie is set to debut May 25, 2018.
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Han Solo To Get His Own Star Wars Movie Prequel

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  • Fuck That! (Score:5, Funny)

    by MightyMartian ( 840721 ) on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @06:31PM (#50065679) Journal

    Fuck that! I want Jar Jar Binks' background story, and how he came to have the death sentence placed on him by Boss Rugor Nas.

    Can you imagine a movie populated completely by Gungans! Meesah think it vewry vewry good!

    • Re:Fuck That! (Score:5, Insightful)

      by drinkypoo ( 153816 ) <> on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @06:41PM (#50065733) Homepage Journal

      Can you imagine a movie populated completely by Gungans! Meesah think it vewry vewry good!

      You forgot c3po and r2d2, who must be in every movie no matter how hard you have to strain.

    • So, wait . . . does this new movie have a line where Han Solo says to Jar Jar, "I am your father" . . . ?

      Or is it the other way around, and Jar Jar says to Han Solo, "I am your father" . . . ?

      I guess there still are a lot of plot twists and storyline shifts that they can milk out of this franchise.

      • Meesa thinking Han movie going to be mooie mooie good! Gonna have meesah and Han fighting all the bad guys!

      • Not if you cared to read the canon books.
        I, for one, would love to see an entire saga dedicated to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion and subsequent defeat. Now, THAT is an epic string of stories.

      • In the first Han is the father but in the reboot the writer has the tachyon field reversed so Jar Jar is the father.

        • A good, a Star Trek-Star Wars mashup. I like the scene where Riker and Han get in a fight over a scantily clad Troi, as Jabba's band plays Born To Be Wild. Admiral Kirk finally wins the day by forcing Jabba's protocol droid into a logic loop that causes its head to explode, bringing down Jabba's palace.

        • Then Futurama spoof it nd they're both each other's father in a weird loop deal.
    • by JBMcB ( 73720 )

      Along with a dozen jabba the hutts arguing about tariffs.

    • Personally, I suspect this means we can expect to see Batman make an appearance.

    • by gweihir ( 88907 )

      Well, if they make it a sequel and make the torture scene where he gets disassembled, burned, etc. 90% of the total length, I am all for it...

    • There was already an Ewoks movie, so there's strong precedent and your idea will probably happen at some point.

  • Kessel Run (Score:5, Insightful)

    by galabar ( 518411 ) on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @06:38PM (#50065723)
    As long as the have the Kessel Run, we'll all be satisfied.
    • Good point. The Kessel run absolutely needs to be there for it to feel "complete".
      • Re:Kessel Run (Score:4, Interesting)

        by harrkev ( 623093 ) <kfmsd@harrelsonfam[ ].org ['ily' in gap]> on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @06:55PM (#50065813) Homepage

        The Kessel Run was covered in one of the novels. I am guessing that the novels are no longer canon.

        Actually, what IS the story? Supposedly the new movie covers the Solo kids based on what happened in the novels, but the prequals (1-3) totally crapped on the back story of Boba Fett.

        I also saw Chewy, but he died in one of the novels too.

        What is canon and what isn't?

        • Re:Kessel Run (Score:5, Interesting)

          by grimmjeeper ( 2301232 ) on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @07:01PM (#50065835) Homepage

          I suspect that they'll toss out everything and write a new story. That way you don't have to compensate the authors of the books for their ideas. But that's just the cynic in me speaking.

          I would be surprised, however, if they didn't at least cover Han meeting Chewie and them doing the Kessel Run (completely rewritten, of course). I wonder if, in his new story, he will have been an officer in the Imperial fleet when he rescued Chewie or if they're going to rewrite that too.

          I hope it will be interesting to watch, regardless of what direction they go in.

          • The thing I'd worry about is that they'll make him 'nice'. He's supposed to be the kind of guy that shoots first and the kind of guy that only an ex-jedi could sufficiently second-guess to trust. I'll bet they'll make him into someone who's basically a good guy that occasionally slips up with the odd victimless crime (but only because he's desperate).

            If he doesn't have to hose out the blood of the previous owners of the millennium falcon at least once in the film, it ain't worth watching ;-)

            • In the original back story, Han was an imperial officer who couldn't stand to see a wookie (Chewie) being abused so he freed Chewie and deserted. So there is a core "good guy" in him from earlier in his life. In order to survive as a smuggler, he had to suppress all that.

              I do agree that a "nice" Han Solo wouldn't play well in his prequel story, you can't completely cover up the core of who he is either. If they do it right, they can show him with a look of regret as he is driven to do the ruthless things

        • I want to believe that the prequels never happened.

        • Canon is a big gun for blowing holes in things. Canons often fail and blow themselves to bits. I how this metaphor is self-explanatory.
  • by Sponge Bath ( 413667 ) on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @06:44PM (#50065743)

    [knock, knock, knock on bathroom door]
    Young Han: Mom! I'm busy! Go away!

  • Are they going to incorporate anything from the Brian Daily prequel books (Han Solo at Stars' End, Han Solo's Revenge, Han Solo and the Lost Legacy) and the like, or are they going to start with a clean slate and write a new history? While I enjoyed the books, either direction would be fine by me as I'm not a rabid purist. I just am interested in knowing what they plan to do with the story.
    • Though for some it will feel as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced, I think the Extended Universe is dead in the water. No way Abrams is going to be constrained by what amounts to maybe a small handful of passable SF novels and an overwhelming amount of utter crap.

      • Kinda like the movies.

    • When Lucas was in charge, he just made up crap on the fly. I don't think with Disney in charge that they're going to be more protective of the lore and story lines than Lucas was.

      • The only question is where they'll fit the singing animals in.

    • Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

      Is that relly the title of a Han Solo book? When I read it, it's not the Star Wars theme I hear, but a certain other John Williams soundtrack, to a certain other Lucas/Ford film franchise. This makes me very dubious of the writer.

  • Because if I recall (though I haven't read it in forever), the previously-official-but-not-anymore Han Solo prequel story was actually a pretty fun story. It wasn't the Thrawn trilogy, but it was still pretty decent, and I would totally support there being a movie adaptation of it: []

    But again, not as much as I wanted to see Thrawn on the big screen. Star Wars the no-longer-extended-universe-that-has-no-Timothy-Zahn-in-it-anywhere is dead to me.

  • by RJFerret ( 1279530 ) on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @06:54PM (#50065809) Homepage

    A likely sanitized version of Han Solo? No thanks.

  • Uh-oh (Score:5, Funny)

    by mrsam ( 12205 ) on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @07:07PM (#50065883) Homepage

    I have a bad feeling about this...


  • Come on, somebody make a good movie about a space smuggler. Licensed Star Wars is ruined. Does Disney own all space smugglers yet?

  • I can't wait for the musical numbers!
  • already been done (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Swampash ( 1131503 ) on Tuesday July 07, 2015 @08:38PM (#50066297)

    The movie was called "Serenity"

  • None of the Disney Star Wars movies have come out yet, and I already feel sick of them. Why don't they try just one movie first and see how it does?

    • Because they paid Lucas the equivalent of the GDP of some small countries. They're going to milk this baby for every penny, and they know those of us of that special generation from about 43 to 55 will pay to see whatever crap they stick a Star Wars logo on. Yes, I admit it, I'm that pathetic.

  • And it was much better [] than the latest Star Wars.
  • ...that Shia LeBeouf is going to play young Han Solo!

  • A Kasdan penned Han Solo movie? Yes, please!
  • From someone who saw what is now known as "A New Hope" in theaters 4 times in the 70's (not really a brag, that just means I was alive then. The lines were literally around the theaters every showing), this is a frigging great idea. I don't know why it took so long to come up with it, but I'm grateful it didn't happen until after Lucas.

    On a side note, whoever's idea it was to make the "department" on this post a quote from Kosh on Babylon-5, 50 points to your house. (Hufflepuff I'm guessing). And may the

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