Star Wars Celebrations 2017 started yesterday in Orlando, Florida. Celebrating 40 years of Star Wars marked the beginning of the panel in which Harrison Ford spilled his views about the highly anticipated upcoming Han Solo Movie.
This movie is also known as Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film. It is a Star Wars spinoff and the second stand alone film after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. So far, the details of the storyline are kept under wraps but the lead cast for the film has been announced.
Ford, who has played the role of Han Solo since Star Wars: A New Hope, marked his presence at the recent Star Wars Celebrations. At the panel, he shared whether he will watch the film or not. He also seems to be optimistic about the film.
Harrison Ford Talks About Watching The Film
There is still a lot of time for the Han Solo film to be released. But the excitement among fans has already reached its peak.
At the Star Wars Celebration panel, Ford was asked if he is excited to watch Untitled Han Solo Film as a fan. To which he said, “Not really…(laughs) No, I’ll be watching it as a…as a…No…Of course, I’ll be watching it as a fan.” To this he added, “It will be a little weird,” reports Movie Web.
Ford Appreciates Actor Who Plays Younger Han Solo
At the panel, Ford revealed his thoughts about the casting of younger Han Solo. He says,”I’ve met the fellow who is going to play the younger Han Solo, wonderful guy, very sweet, and a very good actor. I’m delighted in the choice,” reports the aforementioned source.
In the Han Solo film, actor Alden Ehrenreich takes on the role of Solo. Apart from him, Woody Harrelson who is also part of this film, is speculated to play the mentor of young Han Solo.
The Han Solo movie is currently in its production stage. It is set to be released in US theaters on May 25, 2018. The film is set to explore the deep connection between Han and Chewbacca. It might reveal why the two share a close bond and the purpose of their meeting with Lando Calrissian.
Han Solo Movie Has A Star-Studded Cast
The timeline of this film has been revealed. It is set in a period before the original 1977 film. The cast of this film includes Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, FX Atlanta star Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Joonas Suotamo.
Late actress Carrie Fisher will not be a part of this film. Her untimely demise in late Dec. 2016 left everyone in shock. The actress has finished her work in Star Wars: Episode 8 and will not be re-created via CGI in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode 9.
Fisher’s character Princess Leia Organa has a very important connection to Han Solo. She is his wife and they have a son, Ben Solo. Their son, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been revealed as an apprentice to Supreme Leader Snoke, and he follows the Dark Side of the Force.
Billie Lourd At Star Wars Celebrations
Apart from Harrison Ford and George Lucas, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd also marked her presence at the panel. She paid a tribute to her mother. She did a monolog acting as if she was Princess Leia Organa, reports CNET.
Talking to the fans, she said,”When she surrounded herself with fans at celebrations like this, she never felt more at home,” as per the aforementioned source. When Fisher passed away, Lourd confirmed the news of her death to the media. She was 60-years-old.
Fisher is going to play an important role in Star Wars: Episode 8. This film is set for release on Dec.15, 2017.
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