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I got a two ideas, Making Solo Cowboy bebop style, by replacing the score with the anime’s score and re-grading it to make it look more like Bebop, Adding and changing sound effects, changing the aspect ratio to 4x3 and others

And two, replacing the entire score with Rockin roll and metal,

Music by Guns & Roses, Corn, Ozzy, Pink floyed, Metallica and others

This is borderline experimental

WHAT WOULD M͟I͟C͟H͟A͟E͟L͟ ͟B͟A͟Y͟ DO?! …watch his step 😃

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One thing the RLM guys mentioned in their review which I’m sure will bug me during repeat viewings is the drab colour palette. I’d like to increase the brightness a little bit, or whatever it is colour correction actually consists of.

“I’m in a dark theater. The movie starts, and I start to see things that I recognize.” - James Cameron on Terminator Genisys

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Give L3-37, a different voice. The voice of the Droid in jaba’s palace that disintegrates the Droid. Perhaps with a bit more feminine tone. I think the Droid voice was too human. She was not a protocol Droid. I think she was too pleasant and snarky. A little voice tone change would do a lot for the character. Other than that great film!

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Personally, I’m glad that the rumoured full-on ‘comedy’ take by Lord/Miller was abandoned…and despite it’s troubled history, I found Ron Howard’s entry to be a fun entry overall.

However, there’s certainly a few ‘humourous’ moments and dubious lines of dialogue that I’d like to trim for myself here and there, and some of them have been mentioned already. As was seen with the divisive THE LAST JEDI, ‘humour’ can be a subjective, individual thing, and it would be interesting to know what particular bits of the Lord/Miller version were retained.

Like some here, I’d prefer to chop the way Han gets his ‘surname’ from a random Imperial official for instance…but there’s a truly eye-rolling moment that hasn’t been brought up yet which actually ‘broke the fourth wall’ for me just before that point in the movie -

…the large monitor in the background of that busy area which is showing Imperial ‘recruitment’ footage of it’s fleet…is playing John William’s EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ‘Imperial March’ music to accompany it!

Now I can see how this sort of thing might seem ‘quite funny’ to some, but it completely ‘took me out’ of the movie at that point, and I wonder if that was one of the scenes that Lord/Miller worked on? It might only be brief, but I’m disappointed it was included in this way.

I suppose that if you happen to be a ‘SW newbie’ who was to see the SOLO movie BEFORE going on to eventually watch ESB for the first time one day, that it probably wouldn’t matter…but for the likes of me, to reference the original score from ESB just came across as an ‘in-joke’ too far. Either way, it will be gone from my own version. 😉

However, despite my own quibbles about certain aspects of SOLO, I know that when I go see it again with some younger family members this weekend, that they will find plenty to like about it too.

 

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It’s in a major key and has been used ‘in-universe’ just like this in Rebels, for what it’s worth.

ImperialFighter said:
…the large monitor in the background of that busy area which is showing Imperial ‘recruitment’ footage of it’s fleet…is playing John William’s EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ‘Imperial March’ music to accompany it!

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liambrazier said:

It’s in a major key and has been used ‘in-universe’ just like this in Rebels, for what it’s worth.

I’ve never actually watched that particular SW spin-off or THE CLONE WARS series either (and never will), as their animation styles just happened to put me off bothering with them from the beginning - so that ended up making Maul’s re-appearance in SOLO quite frustrating for me overall…considering his torso was actually cut in two the last time I saw him in TPM, and not just his legs. Gah.

 

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ImperialFighter said:

…the large monitor in the background of that busy area which is showing Imperial ‘recruitment’ footage of it’s fleet…is playing John William’s EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ‘Imperial March’ music to accompany it!

Interesting, I thought that was funny (humor is subjective). I imagine the imperial march is real song in SW lore and they couldn’t use the intimidating one for recruitment.

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liambrazier said:

It’s in a major key and has been used ‘in-universe’ just like this in Rebels, for what it’s worth.

ImperialFighter said:
…the large monitor in the background of that busy area which is showing Imperial ‘recruitment’ footage of it’s fleet…is playing John William’s EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ‘Imperial March’ music to accompany it!

In both the Old and New EU, the Imperial March is the state anthem of the Empire, and the Main Theme is the state anthem of the Old Republic.

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paja said:

I got a two ideas, Making Solo Cowboy bebop style, by replacing the score with the anime’s score and re-grading it to make it look more like Bebop, Adding and changing sound effects, changing the aspect ratio to 4x3 and others

And two, replacing the entire score with Rockin roll and metal,

Music by Guns & Roses, Corn, Ozzy, Pink floyed, Metallica and others

Please do the Cowboy Bebob edit.

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I fully expected Jabba to show up at the end as the criminal overlord, so I ended up liking Darth Maul’s appearance because it genuinely surprised me. Lighting his lightsaber was really excessive though, the only truly cringeworthy moment in the film for me apart from the “Solo” name explanation.

(I still don’t know why some fans were fascinated by Darth Maul in the first place, so much so that creators keep putting him in series and films. He wasn’t even a character in TPM, just a visual effect.)

I liked L3 as well, because I took her as a parody of social justice as opposed to social justice. Her lines about droid rights and organic overlords were clearly meant to be humourous, and so were her romantic fantasy about Lando.

Did any of you guys played Mass Effect by any chance? There was a human/cyborg romance there, between the human pilot Joker and the ship AI/robot EDI. Which I didn’t like exactly because it was took seriously.

Also, the ending with Qi’ra killing his former boss, then sitting at his desk and taking over his criminal empire reminded me of the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC, in which Liara does the same with the Shadow Broker.

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I triple dog dare someone to replace Maul with Jar Jar. 😛

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Here are some of my own thoughts regarding edits ideas for the film.

Either cut the introductory text or tighten it up. I thought it was a little too much and unnecessary in my first viewing.

Possibly trim and regrade some of the first act, if not the whole movie. It seems to be the clunkiest part of the film for some and apparently pretty dark, so it’ll be interesting to see how people could tackle this. Definitely someone doing a full regrade of the movie could be a good template for editors.

Cut Han saying he’ll come back for Qi’ra. This is a good suggestion because it really serves Han’s character. Han’s motivations being revealed later keeps the movie more interesting. This was one of krlozdac’s ideas. I might trim a little less than he would but I generally agree with most of his ideas on his post!

Maybe when Imperial officer asks for Han’s last name, it cuts to a new Solo title card, as others have suggested. Some people seem to like this moment, others don’t. I think that cutting to the title card could be a cool moment, but that would mean you’d probably have to remove the nice hard cut from the officer saying something like, “You’ll be up flying in no time” straight to the chaotic war zone. Pretty funny moment. Atm I would lean toward keeping the moment but have the officer a little more apathetic and quick to get this process over with, so just trim the scene a little.

Trim a little L3 here and there. I had a small audience, but the only L3 moment that got a laugh was when Lando asks if she needs anything and she says, “Equal rights?” I thought this was a little on the nose personally but it seemed to have worked for others.

I liked L3 talking about how Lando has feelings for her but they just aren’t compatible, but I would cut it before Qi’ra asks “How does that work?” I think it is funnier if it is possible be left to the imagination.

Cut out obvious Rebellion stuff. “We could use a leader like you!” I know Enfys Nest is a young girl but I always got the feeling that the Rebels weren’t very vocal about their plans for a larger rebellion, and I was under the impression that the “Rebellion” was more divided into different cells with little-to-no contact by this point. I like the idea of them being Robin Hood-esque figures that eventually get enveloped into the larger cause, but keeping them motivated on helping the poor and downtrodden more directly than just funding a Rebellion would also help explain why Han seems sort of willing to help them. He would definitely sympathize and relate with that because he knows what it’s like to be the poor and downtrodden.

Cut mentions of Tatooine. I didn’t mind most of the little nods to the other films, but the movie would still work without the Tatooine job ever being mentioned. I like the idea that the movie ends with us not knowing where Han and Chewie are going next. They can go anywhere we want them to in our own imaginations. Some people seemed to like this mention though. Like to get other thoughts on it.

I also think some kind of edit might work well with the “Beckett is the traitor!” reveal. They really built it up in that moment but you can see it from a mile away. Maybe just trimming the reveal in order to cut to the chase would be the easiest solution. Beckett’s first mention of Tatooine might serve the purpose of making people be less suspicious of him when he leaves, so maybe the Tatooine line does serve a purpose. Would like some more thoughts on this.

The fanboy in me likes Maul being introduced back into the movies, but from a more objective perspective, I feel like this is VERY confusing and out of nowhere for the more casual Star Wars fan. I mean, he made his onscreen debut and “death” basically nineteen years ago to the day (man, Episode 1 was already 19 years ago?)

Even as a fan though, how he ends up as the leader of the Crimson Dawn inbetween his final scene in TCW and his first scene is Rebels is unclear. I’m just wondering if it was really necessary, or if they are trying to set something up?
If I had to throw out some suggestions of how to handle this (suggestions that have already been made), I do think it would be nice to at least trim it to remove the unnecessary lightsaber move and to make his identity a little more subtle. Another idea someone had was to place it after Beckett’s death, though I’m not sure how possible/effective this would be. Others have suggested making it an after credits scene as well.

Personally, my top idea is to just cut it.
While it would remove a sort of unnecessary cameo, Maul’s cameo really comes down to how myself, as an editor, would want to portray Qi’ra at the end of the film.

As the movie presents it, Qi’ra seems to “betray” Han at the end of the film in order to save him. Someone has to answer for Dryden’s death and the general failure to attain any coaxium for the Crimson Dawn. She knows she’s already in too deep, and by contacting Maul and leaving, she is protecting Han from a dangerous path. This is pretty noble of her, in a way. A good guy move. She seems like she doesn’t really want to stay with Dawn, and that last shot of her looking out the window seems to be her, wishing she could be down on the beach with Han instead.

Removing Maul’s cameo could provide an interesting alternative. Instead of being primarily motivated to protect Han, what if she just saw an opportunity to fill this power vacuum, and be a step closer to being her own master? Removing the cameo could even be interpreted still in the same way as the theatrical if one wishes, but it makes Qi’ra seem a little more motivated by opportunity than just fear.

Throughout the film we hear how Han doesn’t know what Qi’ra has done, what she’s capable of, or what she has become, but we don’t really ever see that. I like the idea of her wanting to take Dryden’s place rather than feeling it is her only option. It gives Qi’ra more agency as a character.

Yeah, technically she betrays Han in the film as is, and that is how Han might see it, but the audience doesn’t necessarily feel he was betrayed by her because we know why she did it, and I personally like the idea that Han just gets betrayed by everybody (except Chewie) by the end of the film. I like the idea of her choice having a more ambiguous motivation rather just being self-sacrificial. I really liked EddieDean’s analysis of their relationship, and I think the tragic aspect works even more if she was doing it more for herself than for Han. She can still look through the window down at Han and wish things could be different, and maybe even wonder if she is making a mistake.

Speaking of Qi’ra, an almost plot hole I’ve seen people mention is the contradiction of Dryden not wanting Crimson Dawn being connected to the Kessel heist, but then sending Qi’ra, his lieutenant, with them to Kessel. Yes, people might not recognize her as an associate of Crimson Dawn, but she actually is branded with the Crimson Dawn insignia. So if she died there would be a physical connection to them.

You could write this off somehow, but maybe close-ups of the brand could be cut altogether if a lot of people thought it was a big deal? Not sure.

Honestly, most of my thoughts are pretty nitpicky overall. Basically just making some trims here and there to polish the movie. For me, the changes I would like to see most revolve around what I’ve mention regarding Han and Qi’ra’s relationship. I like it as is but little changes could make it even better.

I don’t think Solo necessarily needs a fan edit, unless you, as a Star Wars fan, just wanted the strongest possible version of every Star Wars film.

I might mess with this film myself eventually, but I honestly think DigModiFicaTion could make a strong Solo edit. His editing tastes/style would fit well with this movie I think. Would like to hear any thoughts he has on it.

While I don’t know if I will use this, I think a pretty decent alternate title for this movie could be “Han Solo and the Crimson Dawn”. It has an adventurous Indiana Jones vibe I think this movie deserves. Would also love for someone to photoshop some poster art to make it look like the old Han Solo trilogy book covers for a potential fan edit as well.

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I agree, the movie doesn’t really need a fanedit. The only thing I would like to see go is Darth Maul however I suspect that we’re going to see a lot more of him in future installments so we’re stuck with him.
My wife and I both loved L3 and the audience in the theater that we saw it in responded very well to that character. We wish that there was more of her and Disney is getting the new robots right (BB8, K2, L3…hmmm is the next one M4?) but why do they have to kill 'em off?

There are two issues with the movie for me and I don’t know if they are fixable. One, the movie is too damn dark. Two, I don’t need non-stop music, especially mixed higher in the sound like this one was. One of the things that I loved about the Twin Peaks revival was Lynch’s use of long takes that allowed the viewer to see the environment and the fact that he let the story speak for itself, the franchise folks should take a long hard look at what he did because he owns the remake/reboot/restart-it thing in my book.

There was some great world building in this, I think that a lot of the very beginning of the movie wasn’t needed at all, I would have happily traded all the Corellia gang stuff for more Corellia world building as an environment (not a let’s plunge you right into conflict from “GO”).

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Finally saw it here’s my first impression cut keep list

I’m a crawl guy, using the intro text as a base it will be easy. Then a pan down from crawl through shipyards it will have to be fashiond by an expert but we have those around cut the solo banner

I liked this movie, humor was spot on except L3 could use a complete redub, and cut down on Droids mutant on kessel, slaves get freed start to riot, that’s enough

Solo gets his name, fine with me, I thought it worked. Remove imperial march

Trim on droid cage fights

Has to be a way to get rid of maul what we’re they thinking?

Someone said chewie was subtitled, huh? I didn’t even notice, if that is the case be rid of that

Han shoots first, good!
Hans a good guy, thats fine we know
Willow of good has a line, I’m happy for him but I recognized him right off, takes me out of the movie
Lando does love L3, eh ok

Biggest gripe beside Maul is the music, only at times just didn’t work for me

Thought this was better than any of the prequels or sequels, I found myself worried about the characters. Except maul it could have been a talking turd and I would have been happier they made Ron do it right? They must have right?

Thanks Ron howard maybe you should start an account here!

My fan edit ideas
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Return-of-the-Sith-Revenge-of-the-Jedi-by-marduk666/id/17356

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Okay, as with earlier instalments, it’s been interesting to catch up with some of the differing viewpoints on SOLO and other recent SW entries here and on other sites. While some fans of the franchise firmly prefer to leave certain scenes wholly intact, others desperately wish to chop or alter them - so it merely comes down to what everyone prefers for themselves when it comes to these things, I guess - so with that being said, I thought some of you might be interested in a couple of things I’ve recently settled on for my own preference, concerning SOLO. I haven’t got time to go into my full cutlist intentions, but I’ll describe the BIGGEST one which would end up making it a better watch for myself -

I ended up seeing SOLO 3 times on the big screen with various family members, and while I found it a fun backstory with a feel-good vibe overall, there were certainly things I’d wish to alter for myself for any ‘Star Wars Viewing Marathon’ I may have in future - (spread out over several nights I might add, not one after the other! 😃 )

Firstly, due to the way I’ve chosen to amend the opening scenes for myself (which I’ll describe in detail below), I’ve decided to totally discard the ‘SOLO A Star Wars Story’ main title from this movie - and in addition to this, since I’m not particularly keen on the look of ROGUE ONE’s main title with it’s particular font and ‘moving’ starfield, I’ll be discarding it from my own cutlist for that movie too…so that both these ‘standalone’ movies kick off in the exact same way WITHOUT any kind of main title included - (and this would also remove the slight niggle for me that only one of these ‘standalones’ currently includes the ‘A Star Wars Story’ tagline in it’s title, while the other DOESN’T)

But despite my intention to do away with the main titles of these ‘standalone’ stories now, I don’t feel the need to including any full-blown new ‘scroll openings’ to replace them either. As long as there’s enough of a satisfying ‘Star Warsy’ opening vibe to these particular adventures, I’ll be content - so I’ve decided to revert to seeing and hearing the previously familiar 20th Century Fox logo and ‘fanfare’ music just before the classic blue wording silently appears…just as this clip shows - (best example I could find quickly, but it will do) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcF67oBklIo

(and now that it looks like Disney has Fox under it’s control, I’m even more content to include this particular intro. And since these are merely personal re-edits at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter HOW I choose to start these ‘Disney’ movies off for myself - although I’m still considering whether I’d prefer to use the ‘rainbow’ Lucasfilm logo, or the ‘silver’ one for these)

Okay, this then leads to the BIGGEST change I’d like to make to SOLO to make it a better watch for myself eventually, even though it involves some compromise -

I’m intending to totally discard the WHOLE original opening 25 mins. or so…to instead begin with an opening where HAN and CHEWIE are ALREADY buddies together! - with no specific ‘how they met’ scenario required, and where they already communicate WITHOUT any audience subtitles whatsoever! 😃

And while I really liked aspects of the discarded footage - such as the ‘speeder chase on Corellia’, and some of the initial interaction between HAN and BECKETT - there was also a heap of goofy moments during this opening 25 mins. which bothered me enough to make the compromise to lose them…so that ALL of the early issues I had a problem with, are eliminated.

So after that initial Fox fanfare and blue intro. wording I showed above…my NEW opening scene would instead begin with the ‘planetary sunrise’ shot to kick things off / followed by a ship flying through clouds over snowy mountains / followed by the first new introduction of HAN (a close-up of him silently looking out) **/ followed by a shot of passing through clouds / followed by the first new introduction of CHEWIE as he climbs down the ship’s gantry to join HAN in a short conversation where HAN’s first words are now “Thanks for helping me get outta there”…as he then tells him “No, they only took you 'cos of me”, before then saying “Hey, I got us a real sweet deal here, we do this one job with them, we make some real money, and then we’re free…when was the last time you could say that?” (luckily, the next bit where HAN asks what CHEWIE’s name is, and about wanting to give him a ‘nickname’, can easily be removed to make this all work properly at this point - and this particular sequence happens to have some effectively understated music that I like too, to ease us into these new opening proceedings) - we then get the first new introduction of BECKETT and his cohorts soon after this - firstly ‘scouting out’ the heist, and then around the campfire, before getting onto the actual ‘monorail heist’ action itself - personally, I reckon this is one of the best action sequences out of any Star Wars movie yet, and I’m more than happy to get to it much sooner, for a more exciting opening to the movie overall, for myself. And again, some of the excellent music heard during this sequence would end up giving this whole new opening a more atmospheric tone overall.

And of course, after HAN has already mentioned to the others (during the earlier campfire scene) that he’s hoping to ‘go back’ for a certain girl someday, we’d eventually get to have the first new introduction of QI’RA when he encounters her aboard DRYDEN VOS’s black ship later on - and this is a nicely mysterious first onscreen meeting with her which I prefer too, as it very soon becomes apparent that there’s a lot that HAN doesn’t know about her since they last saw each other - and the removal of their early scenes together also helps to keep their ‘romantic inclinations’ for each other much more of a low-key slow-burn throughout the rest of the movie for me now…so that the first time they truly embrace will be just after QI’RA has dispatched DRYDEN VOS to save HAN nearer the end of the movie.

So yes, that means I’m intending to DISCARD their whole ‘kiss-a-rama’ scene inside Lando’s ‘cape closet’ too! 😃

(And although I’m sure that others will absolutely love that whole scene, I’m aiming for a less ‘jokey’ tone overall for this adventure in general. I reckon there’s already plenty of fun moments to do with Lando’s portrayal to go around, without the need to see his extensive ‘collection of cape-hangers’ and ‘vanity mirror’ (which veered things into ‘parody’ territory for me) - and removing this scene helps my objective for a much more restrained dynamic between HAN and QI’RA throughout this for myself)

So finally, we get to the ‘MAUL’ appearance…but as I want to include my own heavily-edited versions of the prequel trilogy as a ‘flashback storyline’ placed in-between the original and sequel trilogies, his ‘robo-legs’ cameo in SOLO unfortunately jars with that! - especially since I didn’t watch the spin-off Clone Wars animated show, and consider his live-action torso-chopped demise in TPM as being FATAL. So I’m content to be one of those who intends to re-structure things so that QI’RA ends up DELIBERATELY choosing to fly off on her own path without HAN, albeit she looks ‘wistfully’ down at what ‘might’ have been between them now…

And thankfully, the shots of QI’RA ‘looking over at the jewels’ / ‘slowly contemplating DRYDEN VOS’s ring as she removes it’ / and her ‘wistful last look’ are all really helpful in selling this alternative scenario reasonably well - in fact, if I don’t want to think of her as just choosing to ‘take charge’ of the entire Crimson Dawn organisation herself, I can alternatively just ‘imagine’ that she is STILL answerable to ‘someone she fears’ instead, who we DON’T get to see! - either way, I can live with this alteration as an alternative bittersweet resolution for her character for my version, as a way of discarding ‘MAUL’ in this.

(but on the other hand…if Disney/Lucasfilm end up including him again in a potential SOLO sequel or other ‘standalone’ movie in future, then I’ll just have to accept his ‘miraculous survival’ after all, and would include his appearance at this point too)

 

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OutboundFlight said:

I like the idea of starting Solo at the heist. Everything before that was quite boring, now that I think about it.

I’d certainly call it ‘uneven’, as I thought there were plenty of entertaining moments during those initial 25 mins. or so. It’s just that even on my first viewing, I found that some of it was a bit too ‘clunky’ for my taste - and the same goes for several other moments during the rest of the movie too.

However, I was relieved that SOLO turned out better overall than I feared initially (in fact, I think some sequences are really great at times, and my younger family members seemed to have a good time throughout)…and I was satisfied that the actors managed to channel the younger HAN and LANDO characters quite well at times too (although they both had some goofy little moments which I’m hoping to remove)

And another little by-product of the leaner, less-‘jokey’ version I have in mind, is the fact that I won’t be fed up of seeing HAN’s ‘dice’ referenced so much now, by the time I see them in the final cockpit shot! 😃

 

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OutboundFlight said:

I like the idea of starting Solo at the heist. Everything before that was quite boring, now that I think about it.

The problem is if you start there you skip the setup of Han and Q’ira’s relationship and Han meeting Chewie.

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Change the title to “The Kessel Run”

Going in, I thought that’d be a better title, as the film seemed to be an ensemble heist film that happens to include Han Solo, but upon seeing it, it’s not that at all. The Kessel Run is only a small part of it, and Han’s the only one who’s always there. It truly is Solo’s story.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

The problem is if you start there you skip the setup of Han and Q’ira’s relationship and Han meeting Chewie.

Speaking purely for myself, I’m content to leave those particular ‘backstories’ completely untold to have HAN and CHEWIE already seem to be an established partnership for the start of my own scenario. And I’d have felt this same way, even if there hadn’t been a raft of issues that bugged me during those initial 25 mins. or so.

For me, there’s more than enough ‘origin backstory’ being told during the rest of this movie’s adventure as it is - such as how HAN got his blaster / how HAN and CHEWIE first encountered LANDO / how HAN achieved the Kessel Run / how HAN won the Falcon / and even how HAN’S ‘dice’ end up hanging in the Falcon’s cockpit! 😃

Personally, I didn’t necessarily want to see a HAN SOLO movie where we got to see HOW he actually met CHEWIE for the first time too, especially as I wasn’t sure if I’d end up liking the scenario the makers came up with - as it turned out, I found it reasonably entertaining on my initial watch (albeit somewhat goofy at times), but afterwards I realised I wouldn’t miss it at all. However, the ‘initial meeting’ that was conceived is always there for those that wish to keep it, so you take your choice I guess.

And as far as leaving HAN and QI’RA’s past relationship unseen too, I’m equally content to keep that particular ‘backstory’ left open-ended too - in fact, I’m satisfied that it still comes across as if they haven’t met for quite a long time, and prefer how we’re uncertain what her character traits are when HAN comes across her in the service of the Crimson Dawn organisation. In my proposed scenario, she comes across as more of a mystery from HAN’s past instead, and we only get to know what she’s like (and capable of) from this point in the movie now.

Again, you take your choice I guess - but with this scenario, I reckon it helps with making 'MAUL’s appearance unnecessary enough to remove it…as due to the fact that she’s involved with an ‘underworld organisation’ right from the start when we are introduced to her now…it’s far easier to believe that she’s more akin to the way BECKETT describes her to HAN after all, and more than capable of deliberately choosing to leave him for her own path in the end.

Possibly… 😉