Since the release of J.J. Abram's triumphant Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fandom for the galaxy far, far away has been at a high that we hadn't seen in years. Generations have united for their love of Star Wars, and Disney is planning on delivering the goods to those fans, with one film being released each year probably until we get exhausted and stop caring. In addition to the main episodes, there will also be Star Wars standalone films, the first of which being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, coming to theaters this December. But perhaps more exciting than this is the upcoming mysterious young Han Solo film, which will feature a youthful version of everyone's favorite nerf herder. And apparently the movie is going to be awesome as hell.
Artist Iain McCaig, who did the concept art for The Force Awakens, recently came out saying that he's seen the original script for the Han Solo movie. Apparently Lawrence Kasdan, who The Force Awakens and the screenplay for the Han Solo movie, showed McCaig the Solo script, and it was unbelievable. McCaig has stated (via StarWarsNewsNet) that the script includes everything you'd want in a film. He apparently laughed and cried, and it was one of the best scripts he'd ever read. Ever.
This is a pretty bold claim coming from the concept artist who has worked on the likes of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Hook, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers. Iain McCaig also has an active interest in the Star Wars franchise; he designed characters like Darth Maul and Padme for the prequel trilogy, as well as other works in the franchise as a whole. So he would probably call a spade a spade if the script for the still unnamed Han Solo film was less than stellar. Or at least he'd hold his tongue.
I have to say that I'm relieved that the Han Solo movie is packing a great script. While I love all things Star Wars, the scripts themselves haven't always been the franchise's strongest suite. Sure, there were cool plot twists and fantastic action sequences, but the dialogue has been seriously lacking in some movies. I'm looking at you prequel trilogy. Let's not forget the infamous sand scene from Attack of the Clones.
Luckily, The Force Awakens included dialogue that was both accessible and hilarious. And since the most quotable character and overall scene stealer of that film was Harrison Ford's Han Solo, I think it's safe to say that the Solo film is in good hands. I can only imagine the one-liners that Alden Ehrenreich is going to have once the film finally hits theaters in a few years.
The next entry into the galaxy far, far away is Rogue One: A Star Wars story, which will fly into theaters on December 16th, 2016.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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