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SOLO: A Star Wars Story: Fan Edit Ideas - ** SPOILERS & MAGIC INSIDE ** — Page 5

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Going back to my intention to re-introduce the FOX 'fanfare music and logo to kick off these ‘standalone’ movies for nostalgia’s sake for myself - well, I’ve now thought of a different ‘hybrid’ idea which I might use instead -

As the fanfare music begins to play out, I’d REPLACE the ‘20th Century Fox logo’ portion with the familiar receding STAR WARS title against a black starfield instead…before the usual transition to the ‘Lucasfilm logo’ portion for the rest of the fanfare, as we then get to the silent blue intro. wording.

I haven’t got time to organise an example clip, but here’s some pics to give an idea of how it would now look at the start of my intended new opening of SOLO for instance -

FOX ‘fanfare’ begins as we see…

FOX ‘fanfare’ ends as usual, then silence…

And we open on this planetary sunrise instead, before seeing Han and Chewie introduced as buddies soon after…

So seeing as I don’t intend to attach any form of full-blown, made up ‘scroll wording’ to these ‘standalones’ for myself, this should turn out to be just the kind of ‘Star Warsy’ intro. I’ve been looking for. 😃

(by the way paja - I notice that you seem to have mixed up your franchises in your thread title…) 😉

 

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Solo: A Star Trek Story? You didn’t think no one would notice, did ya?

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People have already pointed it out.

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Cut L3-37 out completely since she’s simply there to make Lando look like a panasexual character, which he isn’t.

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I don’t see the relation between L3 and Lando’s sexuality (besides that robot ass), or why his sexuality is even important

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SleepyBear said:

Cut L3-37 out completely since she’s simply there to make Lando look like a panasexual character, which he isn’t.

One could achieve the same effect by simply cutting about three or four of her lines. That being said, nothing she said actually gave any credence to the pansexual Lando story. Most of that stuff said far more about L3 than it did Lando.

I found the constant barrage of equal rights jokes to be far more distracting. The first quip was quite funny, but by the end of the Kessel sequence it was just a chore. And even that can be fixed by removing just a few lines.

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As posted elsewhere…

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1019577141879439361

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https://www.slashfilm.com/solo-blu-ray-release/ (with more info on the bonus content & deleted scenes etc)

‘Solo will first be made available digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on September 14, 2018 - before it heads to shelves with its Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on September 25, 2018.’ (For the USA)

 

For us rabble in the UK - https://twitter.com/StarWarsUK/status/1019567470967808000

(‘Solo is available on Digital Download September 17 and Blu-ray September 24’)

 

Fight the power, L3…

 

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Home release bonus materials - including some interesting sounding Deleted Scenes details… https://www.starwars.com/news/solo-in-home

The new home release is packed with bonus content that takes fans behind the scenes to experience compelling discussions with the star-studded cast and screenwriters Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan, a revealing feature on Chewie and his enduring friendship with Han, and several never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes. The full list includes*:

Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable — Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.

Team Chewie — See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.

Kasdan on Kasdan — Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together.

Remaking the Millennium Falcon –Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.”

Escape from Corellia — Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.
The Train Heist — Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.

Becoming a Droid: L3-37 — Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.

Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso –Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac.

Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run –Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.

The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park — In an exclusive bonus feature available as a digital code with the Target release, you can get a look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.

And Deleted Scenes:
Proxima’s Den
Corellian Foot Chase
Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
The Battle of Mimban: Extended
Han Versus Chewie: Extended
Snowball Fight!
Meet Dryden: Extended
Coaxium Double-Cross

Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer. Click here for more information.
This is an adventure you won’t want to miss.

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Very much looking forward to seeing what some of the talented Editors on here come up with for Solo - seems there’ll be some considerable additional content to pour over for possible inclusion - nice one 😃

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I haven’t paid attention to this thread but I enjoy the title.

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I am curious what people will come up with. Just overall things without seeing it since May…

*Love a crawl like RogueLeader did with his Rogue one Edit. Use that to explain some things and maybe shoot to the chase scene? Granted, watched it once and need to see the movie again for the flow.
*Add either alient language or distrot Durant’s voice. Nothing against his character, but he sounded like a character straight out of the Marvel universe since he was pure human sounding. Star Wars always had exotic voices/accents/etc. for nonhumanoid creatures/people, especially the more “alien” looking.
*Tone down L3.
*Trim down “Droid Revolt,” it’s fine what they do, but it was starting to get really corny as it dragged on.
*Qi’ra scene with Maul needs to be moved around. The ship should fly away AFTER Han’s converstaion with dying Tobias regarding Qi’ra’s motives … since we the audience already know…

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Replace the in-universe ‘Imperial March’ with the ‘Imperial Suite’ from Rogue One.

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It’s crazy how short a life span this movie had. It’s sort of an ugly step-child of the franchise.

I for one think that it could actually become a really good movie if one was to strip down some of narrative clunk and get rid of that grating pace.

I’m speculating cause of course I haven’t seen the deleted scenes but I feel like the Han Imperial academy scene would help enormously in having the audience get fully onboard with the character before his proper adventure begins. Here’s hoping…

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Some deleted scenes and trailers for the home release of Solo are appearing on the official ‘Star Wars Movies’ facebook page, here:-

https://www.facebook.com/starwarsmovies/
 

In the US it’s being released on Digital on 14th September - and on blu ray, dvd, 4k etc on the 25th September.

In the UK it’s being released on Digital on 17th September - and on blu ray, dvd, 4k etc on the 24th September.
 

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I’d say cut the “solo” name origin, cut some unnecessary L3 lines, and replace Maul with Fett, Jabba or even Vader… somehow.

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L3 and other droid scenes need to be trimmed for sure. The whole Droid Rebellion needs some trimming … it got goofy very quickly.

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‘Solo deleted scene: Han stands trial for crashing a TIE Fighter’…

https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/12/solo-deleted-scene-han-trial-crashing-tie-fighter/

 

'A young Han Solo and Qi’ra are on the run (and getting wet) in this deleted scene from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’:-

https://www.facebook.com/USATODAYlife/videos/237078820316829/

 

Snowball fight deleted scene - from ‘The Star Wars Show’ (scene is 8m 12s in):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OWQ-1wlCk

 

‘Maul’s Robot Legs Revealed In New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Pics; Ray Park Speaks’…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lukethompson/2018/09/07/darth-maul-robot-legs-revealed-solo-a-star-wars-story-stills-ray-park-clone-wars-rebels-phantom-menace-sam-witwer-blu-ray-4k-dvd-the-last-jedi-ron-howard/#5d4deb0d19c3

(with pics)
 

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The scene of Han as a TIE pilot in-training is very interesting to me, and I’m sort of on the fence if it should be included in any future edits.

On one hand, we never really see Han being a great “ship” pilot until his first job, so it is kind of weird how much of a great pilot he thinks he is when we’ve only seen him drive landspeeders.

By including that scene, we get a glimpse of how Han began learning to become an actual pilot.

On the other hand, the jump cut of the officer saying “You’ll be flying in no time!” to him panicking in the trenches is fantastic. And I’m sure they considered cutting in the first place for pacing reasons.

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Is it just me or is the movie, just, really hard to see? I don’t remember it being this hard to see in the movie theater.

Bringing this up here in case I’m not eye stupid and in case it can be fixed.

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It’s the movie. It’s been criticized before for being very darkly lit.

In regards to including the Imperial Cadet scene, I think the scene in the Tie fighter is probably not good since it has unfinished FX.

But the court tribunal scene I think could be a valuable insight into Han’s character and how he doesn’t really fit in a structure, being a rebel by nature. Also I think it can stand alone without the setup since Han essentially explains what the incident was.

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Yeah, I noticed the FX weren’t done as well unfortunately.
I also had the same thought, he does explain what happened. I think it is a little unfortunate that he would be telling them what happened rather than us seeing it, you know, show don’t tell. And there are a few shots during the tribunal where can see blue screen in the background too.

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Not sure if anyone has mentioned it but just looking at the film as is, the one thing that stood out to me is the look of the subtitles for non English parts. They should have been done in the same style/font as the original films (and The Force Awakens)

It would be really cool if someone with the know-how could re-create them so we could just remux them into the film.

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Watching the extras last night there was a clip from the movie which had subtitles that did match the other films!

Why is is that the PGS subs on the bluray and the 4K bluray are both crappy standard fonts?

I’m wondering if different regions have different style subs…

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Hal 9000 said:

lol, what the HELL is Darth Maul doing in a young Han Solo movie? I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I imagine that it is absurd as it sounds.

Basically, no-one in Hollywood knows how to make a movie these days without trying to copy some part of “Marvels Magic Formula”. And yes I know that Disney owns both but, the copyright owners have nothing to do with how that films should be handled. And handling a golden goose like the matured ugly duckling, just won’t cut this Swiss cheese of a movie, into a perfect slice of apple pie.
Still if they do go through with a Maul centered movie in the next few years I hope they can give him some character development.
As for the rest of Solo, I liked it for the most part but some of the jokes were pushed just to far. I need to re-watch it but the Han talking Wookie, while necessary could do with trimming to avoid the awkwardness. I couldn’t look at that think without think of that one seen from Fantastic Beasts, which was not a good memory to be reminded of. Also a few other bits but as I said I need to re-watch it.