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Lit SOLO: A Star Wars Story (untagged spoilers allowed)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    This thread is for people who want to talk about the Young Han Solo anthology film without venturing into the ostensibly spoilery Episode 7 thread (which, by the by, should probably have "The Force Awakens" in its title by now). So as to stave off the eventual fancasting, let's start like this: assuming his rescue of Chewie is a given (which I guess it may not be, but work with me here), what element from the Han Solo Trilogy would you most like to see utilized in the film?
     
  2. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I'm going to not discuss the Han Solo movie in this thread.
     
  3. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I still need to read the original Han Solo trilogy... I should get on that
     
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  4. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Oh yeah, I hated Crispin's (RIP) Han Solo trilogy too. Continuity porn with limited plot doesn't appeal to me, sorry folks.
     
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  5. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't want Bria Tharen stealing from Han to fund the Rebels because that always left me wondering why Han never asked Leia, "What happened to the money that your agent Bria Tharen stole from me?"
     
  6. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I would sell my soul if this was just Animal House in Space at the Imperial Academy and Han is Otter but it ends with him getting expelled after ruining a space parade while on double secret probation.
     
  7. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    That is also an acceptable answer.
     
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  8. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder if Sana Solo will tie into the film somehow.
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I think we should see SW #8 before we think too seriously about Sana's backstory.
     
  10. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Wildly overreacting to speculation is fun though
     
  11. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Now that's what the Episode 7 thread is for.
     
  12. Rax

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    SW #7 Is a Ben Kenobi stand alone, make that SW #8 ;)
     
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  13. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    My bad, fixed.
     
  14. Abalore

    Abalore Jedi Master star 2

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    Do people here believe it is really important to cast an actor that strongly resembles a young Ford, or is that not so important in your mind? If the filmmakers want the former, they're going to have to find a good young actor that somehow looks just like Ford, and that will not be an easy task. It could be downright improbable.
     
  15. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    So who else really wants to see Nar Shaddaa on the big screen?
     
  16. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Me!
     
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  17. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I won't get my hopes up for it, but that would be really great.
     
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  18. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    It is canon.
     
  19. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So what classic novel will be the inspiration for Han's childhood? Oliver Twist has been done; I'm thinking they could go with a Huck Finn approach, replacing the Mississippi with the Hydian Way or something.

    Oh also Thrackan or bust.
     
  20. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Thrackan needs this mustache in nucanon
     
  21. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Gormenghast.
     
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  22. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    While I don't expect this to be a literal adaptation of any previous Han Solo novels, I do fully expect the broad strokes of Han's (mostly EU) background will form the spine of the flick - Imperial cadet, saves Wookie, they become smugglers, wins Falcon from Lando. Probably no more Han learning dancing at the Imperial Academy, though. Tragic, that.

    I'm totally onboard with Lord and Miller too. Seen pretty much all of their output (including Clone High! Stop reading this and it's time to watch Clone High) and I dug them all on various levels. They have a great scene of pace and scope to their scenes (check out how damn well directed the pilot to "Last Man on Earth" is) and they know when to focus on the smaller emotional beats in the middle of the craziness.
     
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  23. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I just want it to be a musical.
     
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  24. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The Holobook of Ylesian Exultation ;)
     
  25. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    No, we're going to ruin your thread too.