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Solo [Official Info] Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) in Solo

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by ScorpionJedi, May 5, 2016.

  1. MrElculver2424

    MrElculver2424 Jedi Master star 4

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    I just realized that Alden is 5'9". Harrison Ford, and therefore Han Solo, is 6'1". How did this happen? How can they cast an actor a full 4 inches shorter? What's going to be Han Solo's official canon height, now?
     
  2. MrElculver2424

    MrElculver2424 Jedi Master star 4

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    ^^^Actually, Wookieepedia says Han Solo's height is 1.8 meters, which is about 5'11", so it looks like they just made up their own height for Han Solo.
     
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  3. smudger9

    smudger9 Jedi Master star 4

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    It’s easy to make actors look taller... Tom Cruise for example.

    Just in terms of perspective -Donald Glover is shorter that Billy D and Joonas is shorter than Peter Meyhew, so that will
    Make Alden seem closer to Harrison’s height.
     
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  4. Mostly Handless

    Mostly Handless Jedi Master star 4

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    I doubt Han's cannon height will change. With regard to his onscreen appearance they can use 'movie magic' to make Alden appear the hieght they need him to be.
     
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  5. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    You can tell he's wearing lifts in one of the leaked set photos so they have taken Harrison's height into account and will make Alden appear taller in the film than he actually is.
     
  6. Too-Gon Onbourbon

    Too-Gon Onbourbon Jedi Knight star 2

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    I gotta ask. What is weird or especially what would be considered to be overpowered about an astromech controlling a walker?

    It wouldn't generate an eyebrow raise if R5-D4 with a functional motivator was driving one much less a far newer astromech.

    Actually, I'd find it more jarring if there was a story and someone stated in it that an astromech couldn't control a vehicle. I'd be like why the hell not?

    Artoo offered to fly Luke's Xwing as they left Hoth in Empire but Luke said he preferred to keep it on manual for a while. If a Droid can handle an Xwing then a walker is nothing.

    Sorry, I've seen this point a few times and it has left me mystified what the actual concern even is so I had to ask this time.

    On edit...

    Now that I think of it, didn't Threepio drive the speeder in Star Wars when he and Luke went to find Artoo?
     
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  7. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think its more about how much he is capable of doing.
     
  8. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Haha. Yeah, that always made me laugh. Luke was obviously feeling lazy.
     
  9. Too-Gon Onbourbon

    Too-Gon Onbourbon Jedi Knight star 2

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    Sure, I'm just saying if audiences can not bat an eye for 40 years that a protocol droid like Threepio can drive a speeder then an astromech driving anything at all should seem perfectly reasonable to the point of no questions need be asked.

    It just seems odd to me that so many folks are so rigid in perceptions with little stuff like this to the point that the perfectly reasonable in universe is controversial to some degree.

    BB8 doesn't seem particularly more capable than good old Artoo to me and certainly no more so than natural advancement in technology. It is fifty years after Phantom Menace and Artoo was already around then for who knows how long already at that point but still isn't outdated to me compared to the new advanced model just under utilized.
     
  10. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    The problem here is that a minority just flat out did not like TLJ. What probably started out with their expectations not being met of how they wanted the story line to go snowballed into finding fault with every scene.
     
  11. RokurGepta

    RokurGepta Jedi Knight star 1

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    Which sadly will be repeated with Solo. People will see Alden, say “Hurr durr he no look like Harrington Forde, me hate” and then decide the entire movie is ruined and worthless in every way.
     
  12. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've only seen Alden in a couple of films and thought he was well cast when the announcement was made. Judging by the brief snippets from the tv spot and trailer I think he'll do a fine job of capturing the spirit of a young Han Solo. I really liked his delivery of "I was kicked out of the Academy for having a mind of my own." It put a smile on my face.
     
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  13. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    I was hesitant at first but when I heard the line "I'm going to be a pilot...best in the galaxy" from the 45 second trailer- I was excited. Alden got the diction/speech pattern down pretty well I think.
     
  14. BucMan-55

    BucMan-55 Jedi Master star 1

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    If I'm not mistaken(and I have been before) the line is said in both trailers but they sound different. From the SB spot it seems a touch slower paced but on the longer trailer it seems to be a bit quicker and with less resolve.
     
  15. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    It does sound a little different but not enough to change my mind.

    I also love the "its fine, we're fine" at the end of the long trailer.
     
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  16. BadAcrobat

    BadAcrobat Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yup. And check out the stupid Forbes breakdown of the trailer. They like it for the most part, except for one problem (in their view). Alden Ehrenreich is no Harrison Ford.

    Sigh*
     
  17. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    And yet they didn't notice that Donald Glover isn't Billy Dee?
     
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  18. BadAcrobat

    BadAcrobat Jedi Knight star 2

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    Disgraceful journalism.
     
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  19. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well it's a good thing he's playing Young Han Solo a fictional character and not young Harrison Ford.

    By the way I'd also like to point out that Gary Oldman isn't Winston Churchill.
     
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  20. littlewaves

    littlewaves Jedi Master star 4

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    So watching the trailer and trying to figure out if I liked this guy or not (gonna wit for the movie on that I guess) I got idly curious as to what that guy Anthony Ingruber was up to (you know... did some youtube impersonations of Harrison and got cast as young Harrison in Age of Adeline - leading everyone to think - 'Hey why don't they just cast this guy as young Han Solo?)

    Anyway it turns out Ingruber is now playing... wait for it....

    THE JOKER!!!! (voice only in some game) as in the joker from batman who has been famously played for many years by none other than Mark Hamill of course.

    Maybe they should cast Sebastian Stan as a young Jack Ryan to even things out a bit?

    So yeah, that was weird. Just felt the need to share that!

    Okay so back to Alden... I think I quite like the character he's playing in this movie. I'm just not convinced that that character is Han Solo.

    It's a bit like how I really like TFA and TLJ as movies but I'm just not convinced that that's ACTUALLY what happened if you know what I mean.
     
  21. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    The way I look at it is that this is not Han Solo. Not in the sense that we know him. It's the YOUNGER version of him. The one who is just becoming the swaggering scoundrel we know and love. We get to see all of that develop in this story.
     
  22. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought Genevieve O'Reilly looked like Mon Mothma even if all you saw was an image of her head. I also thought she sounded like Mon Mothma whenever she spoke.

    Alden is not winning me over at this time. That said, I didn't recognize Lando in the first trailer but in the second one when he smiled it hit me. So I'm waiting for my "oh there you are, Peter" moment.

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    Though Robin Williams didn't look like the kid they cast as Peter Pan because Williams was brought on board at the last minute to replace Kevin Kline who was stuck filming Soapdish.
     
  23. Giovs

    Giovs Jedi Knight star 3

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    I've posted this in another thread, maybe this one is a better place for it:

    Hey, I just remembered something: In the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, they added the scar from Harrison's chin in Sean Patrick Flanery.
    Have they done the same with Alden?
    I tried to spot it in the trailer, but I'm not sure. I THINK there might be a scar in his chin in the "That's a yes" scene with Chewie.
    What do you guys think?
     
  24. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    I looked at that and the one where he's talking to Qi'ra but couldn't tell for sure.
     
  25. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    The scene of Han talking to Qi'ra was pure Han to me. The laugh, smirk, then gulp. Just... pure Han mannerisms to me. I absolutley see Han in that moment.

    Also, there's 100% a scar on his chin right there.

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