I know a lot of Star Wars geeks are probably pissed off at Disney for confirming a Han Solo standalone movie, but I think that story deserves to be told for a lot of reasons. They didn’t just green light a Han Solo standalone for no reason, folks. It’s not just for money and hyping up Star Wars, I think a back story for Han Solo deserves to be told. Why?
Well for starters, we need to know more details of why Han became a smuggler and all that stuff. We need to know more details on his past with Jabba the Hut, on why he associated with him, in which Episodes “IV, V, and VI”, never did. What about Han’s friendship with Lando Calrissian? How did he get together with Chewbacca? What about Han’s childhood?
Doing a little research on Han’s childhood, he was born on the planet, Corellia, and he was an orphan, so he had no parents. Instead, he was raised by a criminal named Garis Shrike, which could probably explain why Han became a smuggler. I would think the movie would tell that story. According to the info, Han got the Millenium Falcon from Lando by winning a card game. So I would think that scene would be in the film too.
Lando, will probably be a huge part of the movie, so he will be played by a younger actor. That’s about all I’ve read about Han’s past, but I’m sure the writers will add a lot more material. Did Han have a lover growing up before he met Leia? Who knows. They’ll probably get Han involved in a love interest, wouldn’t surprise me.
I think a Han Solo, stand alone would be pretty cool, if made right. So hopefully they do a good job with this one too. I also hope they pick a good actor to play him. There’s no way Harrison Ford could have a cameo in this, but he would probably reprise his role as Han Solo for Episodes “7, 8, and 9”, though.