Production is well under way for the next Star Wars Story, the untitled Han Solo film. Following in the footsteps of an acting legend like Harrison Ford is no easy task, but Alden Ehrenreich has the acting chops and charisma to make the role his own. Add in 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and you got something really exciting on your hands.
Fans looking for some more hints in regards to some of the imagery of the film are in luck now, thanks to an Instagram user. Two videos from the set of the highly-anticipated film have been posted on this account, and it features a Scout Trooper riding a vehicle.
Scout Troopers are an imperial-variant of the Stormtroopers that serve as one of the most iconic images not just in the Star Wars franchise, but in popular culture as a whole. For decades, Stormtroopers were used as nothing more than cannon fodder for the Rebels to kill. Thus, audiences never got a chance to see these faceless soldiers as people.
That is until they were introduced to FN-2187 who would later be named Finn (John Boyega) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Granted, this Scout Trooper from the set of the Han Solo film is representative of what is seen in the original trilogy where the lack of character exploration for these faceless imperial soldiers wasn’t further explored.
You can see the videos from the Han Solo set down below.
The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. It stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Michael K. Williams and Ian Kenny. It will arrive in our galaxy on May 25, 2018.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May 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!