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Speculation The Gratuitous Han Solo Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by Echo-07, Aug 9, 2013.

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To Corellia or not to Corellia???

YES -- Let's go . . . Finally! 23 vote(s) 82.1%
NO -- Save it for the Han spinoff 5 vote(s) 17.9%
  1. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Seconded on the Underworld of Coruscant.
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  2. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    I think if Han is from Corellia, it should be saved until his own movie.
  3. Padme501st Jedi Master

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    Can I pick both options? lol I'd love to see Corellia, whether it's in the ST or a spin off, I'm not picky

    But if the new "hero/heroine" is part of the Solo tribe, definitely would love to see them have to go there in ST
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  4. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    I certainly wouldn't mind seeing Corellia in both movies. However, my point is that I hope that they don't "save" Corellia for the alleged spinoff. Being a biased Han Fan my hope is that Han's backstory gets fleshed-out a little more and woven into the Skywalker Saga since they're all related now and everything. :p

    I expect that most of the important Solo backstory -- IE the stuff of the Han Solo trilogy -- will be left for the spinoff.
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  5. krtmd Jedi Knight

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    I have both high hopes for the rumored Han Solo spin-off movie - and one big serious misgiving. I assume it'll focus on Han in his pre-rebellion days, and I just can't really imagine the actor they'll find to try and fill those shoes. I think it'll be the greatest challenge of making that movie - one that could easily be done wrong and really screw it up.

    I'd love to see Corellia in any film. And if they get the casting right, I'd most love to see the Chewie and Han life-debt backstory - something that's only been alluded to in the EU, but never depicted on-page.
  6. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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  7. Yanksfan Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmm.....I dunno. His character in "Firefly" was so much like Han as it was (I used to call him "the poor man's Han Solo"), so it might be weird.....but honestly, I have no better ideas. Getting someone to fill Harrison Ford's shoes seems like a tall order. I mean, I know I'm biased here, but still.......
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  8. krtmd Jedi Knight

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    I like him, but I think he's too old to play Han - at least if it's pre-ANH.

    But yeah, I have no other ideas. Please don't let it be Ryan Gosling.
  9. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    ^ Exactly. If the spin-off was to cover Han's adventures before ANH, then yeah, Fillion is definitely too old.

    But blah...I'm really torn over a spin-off centered around Han in the first place. Like Yanksfan, I absolutely love Harrison Ford and I cannot see anyone else in the role. That's going to be a major obstacle for me to overcome if this ever gets made.
  10. Yanksfan Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, exactly. I just can't imagine another person playing Han. I just can't. I almost wish that if they really are going through with this, then they'd make it animated. That way Harrison could always voice the character. And even if he didn't, it wouldn't be as offensive to me.

    *sigh* It's times like these that I wish Doc Brown would build us a time machine. Then we could go back to the "American Graffiti" era, grab Harrison off the set, and tell him "All right, come with us. We'll explain on the way......" Bam. A perfectly cast pre-ANH Han at our service. ;)
  11. Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV

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    For me, Corellia is right at the top of unseen worlds, right up there with Korriban. Coronet City would be a fabulous addition to the list of locales featured in the films. As far as how Corellia plays into Han Solo's story? I think that would likely best be left to a Solo spin-off, with any appearance from the system in the ST serving some other purpose. Something only Corellia could provide (someone mentioned seeing the world's famous shipyards?).

    I'm also greatly interested in seeing how Coruscant has fared after decades of Imperial rule, followed by the 30 years following the events at Endor.
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  12. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    If they do a Han Solo spin-off I just hope they get an actor who can perfectly embody the character and make him his own the way Ewan McGregor did with Obi-Wan. Before I saw EPI I thought it would be impossible for me to accept anyone other than Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan but McGregor did such a fantastic job that it really is a seamless transition between trilogies for me. If they can do that then I'd be perfectly willing to sit through a young Han adventure. :D
  13. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    No doubt the casting is the most scary aspect of this proposal. I think, being a die-hard Han fan, I have to make peace with the idea that it will be done. The only thing is I don't want Disney to resort to somebody like [face_sick] JG Levitt or, God forbid, Casey Affleck, as I've read rumored thus far. definitely prefer an unknown or little known actor.

    Otherwise, there's a ton of great stuff that could be covered in a Solo movie, maybe even a trilogy. [face_mischief]
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  14. Sarge Chosen One

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    Does anyone have a recent pic of the actor from the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles? I thought he was a little rough at first, but toward the end of the series, he was doing a decent Harrison Ford impression.
  15. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    I've been saying it since we first heard there could be a Solo spin-off but Garrett Hedlund is the only actor I can think of who would make a great young Solo. He has the look down I think and he's a darn good actor. I would love a Solo trilogy that starts with him on Corellia and leads up to that fateful meeting in the cantina.
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  16. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    I've seen his pic before in regards to him playing Solo, but what is he from? I've never heard nor seen him before. Until I do I wouldn't say either way yet. I do know that I'd already prefer him over Casey Affleck or JG Levitt.
  17. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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  18. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    He's probably best known for playing Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy but I'd say his best films are Friday Nights Lights and Country Strong. He also played Patroclus in Troy.
  19. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    Wow! I saw Tron and Troy and don't recall seeing him. I guess I just wasn't looking for him.
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  20. Loupgarou Jedi Knight

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    I want to see Corellia, but I don't think it has to be the EU's Corellia. It's funny how some things never said on the movies are just considered fact by even mainstream audiences.
  21. Lord Chazza Jedi Master

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    Corellia is a world we simply must see. Kessel would be good to see as well.
  22. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    With the latest rumor that they're already starting to cast for Han Solo I'm getting nervous. At the same time doing so this far out is very wise. They want to make sure they get it absolutely right. The real question is -- how far back are they going age-wise???
  23. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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  24. Yanksfan Jedi Grand Master

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    I think he's talking about casting for the spinoff Han Solo movie.

    At least I hope so......
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  25. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, the latest rumors are that they're already searching for a young Han.