When Boris Johnson got up to give a speech at the DUP Annual Conference in Belfast I'm not quite sure he realized the most important part around the world would be, ".... where does George Lucas propose to make a follow up about Obi-Wan Kenobi? Northern Ireland." I have to immediately question this though. Mainly because I'm convinced there's a slip of tongue here. Northern Ireland's no surprise, & Obi-wan's been teased so much his film's basically a given. The slip I'm speaking of is George Lucas. I just can't bring myself to believe that would happen. Personally I think he was just referring to Lucasfilm, & with more important matters at hand he dropped the maker's name. I couldn't really blame him I'm sure there's a lot of people who just think of George Lucas when they think of Star Wars still. However, let's say for the sake of conversation this is true. Would it really be a good idea? I'm majorly a fan of the prequels, especially Episode III, but I recognize throughout them all George Lucas is not a good director. An imaginative genius he is, an amazing idea man he is, but a director he is not. Putting even that aside though, would this be a good idea for Disney? I have loved everything Disney has done since taking over, but I do acknowledge that a good portion of the fanbase has not. With that though wouldn't that just look like Disney waving the white flag, & give up? It feels like that would take this franchise back out of their hands. Not in literal terms, but they'd basically be admitting it can't be done without Lucas. I don't know, I'm writing off the George Lucas involvement for now, but it was said according to "The Spectator". What do y'all think though? Would anyone like to see Lucas direct this? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
First of all this trailer is way better than I thought it was going to be. Paired with the Super Bowl Spot yesterday, these really give you a feel of what they're going for with Solo: A Star Wars Story. I really dig how this looks, the visuals & lived in Star Wars backdrops are awesome. That shot with the Star Destroyer in pursuit is one of the coolest shots I've seen. I would have that as a poster. The story it looks like they're trying to tell with the "kicked out if the academy" opening, seems like what we want from the film it seems not many wanted in the first place. Then hell, Donald Glover looks so perfect they should've just done a Lando film, & that gets me to what stands out the most for me... Where's Han? Did y'all see him? I've been saying that Alden Ehrenreich had some big shoes to fill. All in all I like to feel I'm pretty open minded. I also didn't want a Harrison Ford impression either. I was looking for at least a glimmer of Han though, I feel like so far I haven't seen it. Maybe it's because it's Han friggiin' Solo. The only character you could've chose I had seen more in my lifetime would be Luke Skywalker. Still, I wanted to see that glimmer of Han that I got from Chris Pine when he picked up the role of Kirk in the new Star Treks. I'll still be there Memorial Day ready to see it, & who knows by the end of all this I could really come around to this guy. He's got some convincing to do along the way is all. What did y'all think though? Am I wrong? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
All truth be told, this year's Super Bowl has one reason to have me parked in front of it. Solo: A Star Wars Story. This thing had had a battle to get through, & in all honesty, I expected this to be a little longer. We all know Super Bowl time is pricey though, & this movie has a bit if uncertainty, to say the least. I didn't see anything in this trailer to worry me though. All in all, it looks like we're going to be hitting some familiar "Legends" spots. Looks like Han is trying to join the Empire. In those stories, that's how he meets Chewie. You get your first look at the Falcon, Woody Harrelson, & Donald Glover's pimp-Lando look. Everything looks great, except the big thing that's missing. You literally just get a glimpse of Alden Ehrenreich under heavy shadow. That's been a concern of mine in this one. Probably my biggest concern. Is this guy Han Solo? Everything that is in the trailer is totally on point though. How that unfolds into the whole picture. We'll see as this thing gets closer. What did y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.