Thandie Newton Says That The ‘Han Solo’ Movie Is ‘Very Different’

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With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters later this year and the success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, fans have plenty to be excited for. Something even more exciting is that there is going to be a standalone Han Solo film. As of right now, however, not a lot is known about the film, which will star Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role. For the first time since Star WarsA New Hope, Harrison Ford won’t be playing Han Solo.

Westworld star Thandie Newton, whose role in the Han Solo film has yet to be disclosed, spoke with The Wrap recently and said that besides “loving” working on the film, Newton says it’s also “really different” from the other Star Wars films.

“It’s fantastic, I’m loving [it]. It’s different from anything else I have done or am doing. … I can’t tell you [why]. It’s just different, OK? It’s just really different.”

That’s all she would say about the movie, so there’s definitely a lot being kept under wraps and Newton probably sworn to secrecy. If Thandie Newton is excited about the film, then that’s a nugget of information that will hopefully get fans excited for the film.

The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is being written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich stars as young Han Solo, Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca, and Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes Thandie Newton, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams, and Ian Kenny.

The film is will be in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Source: The Wrap

8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See

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Star Wars-SagaMay the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.

Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.

Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!

Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.