Report: Han Solo Spin-Off Pushed Back to Christmas, 2018

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Report: Han Solo Spin-Off Pushed Back to Christmas, 2018

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Disney apparently wants to continue the theme of releasing Star Wars movies around Christmas.

The stand-alone Making Star Wars [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/167578-Star-Wars-Han-Solo-Standalone-Starts-Filming-January-2017] suggests that this date has been pushed back to December of the same year. The reason? Both Episode VII and Rogue One were released in December, which contributed to their success.

MSW's sources claim that December 13th, 2018, will be the new date for Star Wars: Han Solo. It does admit that the date is subject to change.

Last January, Disney shifted Star Wars: Episode VIII from May to December 2017, so it would make sense to do the same thing for Han Solo. Rogue One just recently surpassed Captain America: Civil War to secure its place as the second highest-grossing movie of 2016.

Source: Making Star Wars [http://makingstarwars.net/2017/01/rumor-could-the-untitled-star-wars-han-solo-stand-alone-see-a-december-13th-2018-release-date/]

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Worgen

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Whatever, just wash your hands.
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
 

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I'd never even realized it was supposed to be May. Yearly intervals just seemed a given, still a bit early for them to be squeezing these in just months apart.
 

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Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
That'll truly be an epic tale, right up to the dramatic climax where it rolls out across the sand and that thing pops out of its head.
 

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And not forget the riveting tale of the group of renegades that stole the thing and the many bothans that died puting the thing that popped
 

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RJ 17 said:
Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
That'll truly be an epic tale, right up to the dramatic climax where it rolls out across the sand and that thing pops out of its.
Then slowly the camera will pan out from the popped out thing, while this music plays.
 

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Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
I'm psyched for the movie about the Tatooine bar musicians, and their rise to fame despite that douchebag rival band from the next planet over being more famous.
 

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RJ 17 said:
Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
That'll truly be an epic tale, right up to the dramatic climax where it rolls out across the sand and that thing pops out of its.
Fun fact: according to a non-canon comic from the pre-Disney days, his name is Skippy the Droid, and he's fucking force sensitive. [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skippy_the_Jedi_Droid]
 

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Just once, can they not release it during the most stressful and potentially busiest time of year...
 

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LunarRepublic said:
RJ 17 said:
Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
That'll truly be an epic tale, right up to the dramatic climax where it rolls out across the sand and that thing pops out of its.
Fun fact: according to a non-canon comic from the pre-Disney days, his name is Skippy the Droid, and he's fucking force sensitive. [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skippy_the_Jedi_Droid]
I feel like an r-rated movie needs to be done. Skippy force pushes a guy into a car crash before bleeping "the names skippy, jedi-fucker" and lighting a fat cigar on the burning remains.
 

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I can't help but feel bad for those kids movies that come around during Christmas, I can only imagine:

"Daddy, can we please go see the movie with the talking animals?"
"Sorry Leia, but I've already got tickets for us to see the new Star Wars twice, so that's out of question. Now go get your siblings Padme and Boba Fett, and let's go because we have to buy merchandise on the way"

But then again, TFA ruined the box office of the fourth Alvin and the Chipmunks movie so maybe I don't feel bad at all.
 

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enginieri said:
Alden Ehrenreich is the Han Solo of that movie, why is Harrison Ford in the picture?
Probably because Harrison Ford's face will pop up in everyone's mind when someone says 'Han Solo'. Not Alden Ehrenreich's. Not until any promo material of him as Han is revealed, at least. And even then.

I don't envy the guy, really. He has some very big shoes to fill.
 

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Can we do these movies outside of the main characters?
Thrawn
Mandalorians
Revan

Hell, Rogue Squadron would make a bitchin' sequel to Rogue 1, and with the EU obliterated you don't have to start with the weird bacta wars
 

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Chimpzy said:
enginieri said:
Alden Ehrenreich is the Han Solo of that movie, why is Harrison Ford in the picture?
Probably because Harrison Ford's face will pop up in everyone's mind when someone says 'Han Solo'. Not Alden Ehrenreich's. Not until any promo material of him as Han is revealed, at least. And even then.

I don't envy the guy, really. He has some very big shoes to fill.
But the thing is that the article is about that movie, not about the character. What we know about the movie? little, not even the title, only a few things, now we know the month of release, we also know who will play as Han Solo. The fact that we read Han Solo and then see Alden face and shortcircuit our brains is good, puts you to think about art and greed and nostalgia and money and...
 

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LunarRepublic said:
RJ 17 said:
Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
That'll truly be an epic tale, right up to the dramatic climax where it rolls out across the sand and that thing pops out of its.
Fun fact: according to a non-canon comic from the pre-Disney days, his name is Skippy the Droid, and he's fucking force sensitive. [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skippy_the_Jedi_Droid]
This is fucking amazing. I can practically feel how sweaty the guy who wrote that wikia was at the time of writing.

Personally, I'm really excited to see what that tower guy on Yavin's backstory is. I wonder what he's up to when he's not stuck standing in a metal basket hundreds of feet in the air. Maybe it can be a romance between him and his forbiddon love... Mon Mothma.
 

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Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
It ties in to the Blue Elephant from Jabba's palace film, who fought alcoholism and racism and got the Tatooine Sarlaccs the winning touchdown.
 

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Auron225 said:
Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
I'm psyched for the movie about the Tatooine bar musicians, and their rise to fame despite that douchebag rival band from the next planet over being more famous.
Didn't canonically the cantina close and everyone lost their jobs and it was sad? Holiday special, but still counts, right?
 

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LunarRepublic said:
RJ 17 said:
Worgen said:
I can't wait till they make a movie about the droid that Luke's family almost got before it broke down.
That'll truly be an epic tale, right up to the dramatic climax where it rolls out across the sand and that thing pops out of its.
Fun fact: according to a non-canon comic from the pre-Disney days, his name is Skippy the Droid, and he's fucking force sensitive. [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skippy_the_Jedi_Droid]
I had a toy of the thing, oficial name's R5-D4.