‘Star Wars’ Rumor: That Han Solo movie is actually a Han Solo Trilogy
Because, of course. The teats must be reddened with the incessant suckling, the milk must flow! Oh, fuck do I know. If this is true, I’ll mark out and enjoy them. I’m sure. I’m worthless.
At Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, Disney finally confirmed what everyone in the galaxy already knew:Alden Ehrenreich would be playing a young Han Solo in the yet-to-be-titled A Star Wars Storystandalone film from Lego Movie geniuses Phil Lordand Chris Miller. But what we didn’t know at the time is just how many films Alden Ehrenreich is signed on for. A new report claims that the Hail, Caesar! star is signed to a three-picture deal, which would bring a Han Solo movie trilogy to life. While I believe he is signed on for three films, I don’t think we’ll be getting a Han Solo trilogy. Let me explain why.
So the report comes from the New York Daily News, who ran the story under the headline “EXCLUSIVE: Disney planning trilogy with Han Solo prequel and its star Alden Ehrenreich.” Sounds like a legit story, right? Well it comes from [email protected], the paper’s gossip section. That’s not to say it isn’t accurate. The report claims that Disney has “quietly signed the 26-year-old Hail, Caesar! star to a three-picture deal… paving the way for more Han Solo flicks if the one currently being written strikes gold at the box office.”
“They feel that his character has the right potential to become a central figure in several movies,” our source said. “They’re keeping things under wraps at the moment, but the deal is that he has signed for at least three movies.”
The paper’s source claim that Han Solo’s early adventures “do not need to be tied to the Empire,” which will let the stories “explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters.”