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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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ray_afraid said:

oojason said:

DeckardKatarn said:

ray_afraid said:

DeckardKatarn said:

Sorry, but this is the kind of thing that triggers my OCD…

Why is there a dash between Han & Solo in the title of this thread?

Because it’s a solo movie. Not a Solo movie.

Ah. Got it. I still need a Zanex, but I got it.

I’m honestly a bit surprised they didn’t do an Ashoka movie or something more contemporary.


Because I’m new, I’m not sure if you’re serious or screwing with me, but if your point is that I mispelled her name, then yes, I mispelled her name. It has been corrected. My apologies.

I think ray may have been joking with his ‘who?’ - in that a few on here don’t follow the EU or animated series closely - so likely wouldn’t know who that character is.

I think…

I don’t know who that is and I’m surprised to hear that someone would expect a movie about that character over Han.
I think I’m further from the fan base that I thought…

Ahsoka Tano is Anakin’s padawan apprentice as designated by Yoda and the Jedi Council in an ill-advised attempt to reign in his fear, immaturity, and recklessness during the height of The Clone Wars. He calls her “Snips” and they become quite close. She is canon and is a prominent protagonist in The Clone Wars animated series (canon). She also returns as a key protagonist in the Rebels animated series (also canon) and they recently released a canon novel about her.

The prequel movies suck ass, but The Clone Wars animated series, especially the exposition generated by Anakin’s interaction with a padawan apprentice partially redeems the films. They are still dumpster fires, but the story of Anakin’s fall makes much more sense if you see The Clone Wars. Unlike the films, Anakin is rightfully portrayed as a confident, competent leader who is so riddled with fear and regret that he eventually cannot resist Palpatine and the seduction of the Dark Side. This comes across in a believable way instead of the ham-fisted nonsensical entitled little shit way depicted in the films.

Ahsoka has become a major contemporary fan favorite in the strong-female archetype typical of Star Wars. Like you, I am more of an OT fan - that’s my rock - and I definitely want to see a Han Solo origin story, but looking objectively at where the franchise is in 2017/2018, I’m a bit surprised from a business perspective that they decided to go with a young Han Solo story. He’s practically a god to our generation, but not so much to the generations that grew up on the prequels, The Clone Wars, and the sequel trilogy.

Like I said before, a young Han Solo movie released anywhere from 1985 to the perhaps the early 2000s would have absolutely blown up the box office, but I am skeptical, regardless of how good the film is, of how much this movie will draw in 2018. Will it make a shit-ton of money, yes, of course, but I’m not expecting it to come anywhere close to Rogue One or The Last Jedi. And that’s completely irrespective of the apparent difficulties in developing the film which only add to the steepness of the hill it was already facing.

EDIT: I am also concerned that it could “tarnish” the franchise by unleashing a tsunami of criticism if it doesn’t put up Rogue One or The Last Jedi numbers. There’s already a risk of audience fatigue setting in with Star Wars and a poor showing (especially if it turns out to also be a poor film) won’t help in the least.

EDIT2: I think it could be debated that a Boba Fett stand-alone movie would have broader contemporary appeal in 2018 than a Han Solo origin story. I’m not advocating for this position, just saying an argument could be made.