With all the solo Star Wars movie plans and, more specifically with the upcoming Han Solo movie, it’s struck some people as a surprise that there haven’t been any plans to make a solo young Luke Skywalker movie. Mark Hamill, who has famously played the character since Star Wars: The Last Hope, spoke to Fandango at the D23 Expo this weekend and said that between Luke and Han, Han as a character has more “potential for his exploits” to fill up a movie in comparison to Luke.
“He had a more colorful life prior to Star Wars than I did. [A Luke Skywalker movie] would be set on a moisture farm on a desert planet. [Han] was a rogue and a scoundrel and there’s so much potential for his exploits, like how he got the Millennium Falcon from Lando, we have people on staff who are historians on it, who know every fact. And I’ll tell you, I haven’t seen the original movies since they were in theaters. I don’t watch them on home video, so you can tell the fans know more about it than me.”
With that being said, it doesn’t seem like Lucasfilm has any plans as of now to make a solo Luke Skywalker film, but never say never. Until any announcements (or no announcements) are made, we can look forward to the Han Solo film, as well as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will be in theaters December 15, 2017.
The Han Solo movie has been written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan and will also star Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Michael K. Williams and Ian Kenny.
The Han Solo movie is currently slated for release on May 25, 2018.
Disney Unveils Detailed ‘Star Wars’ Land Model At D23
Disney has unveiled a detailed model offering the first look at the Disney Parks Star Wars Land expansion on display at the D23 biennial Expo in Anaheim, CA.
The Star Wars Land expansion taking place at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California will transport fans to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. For the first time ever fans will be able to step into the Star Wars universe with a 14-acre immersive environment that’s set to introduce fans to a planet they have never seen before — a gateway planet located on the outer rim with places and characters both new and old. Fans will be able to embark on their own heroes journey and even fly a mission aboard the Millenium Falcon as they experience a climactic battle in the Star Wars universe.
The park will feature both the Resistance and the First Order as well as Bounty Hunters and Smugglers which fans will be able to help out and support the characters of their choosing. In addition, Star Wars Land will also include new droids each with their own unique personality.
The images released showcase below showcases the design of the park which serves as an outpost that is a safe haven for those who may want to avoid the dominance of the First Order. The world itself looks to draw influence from the designs of Naboo, Tatooine, Takodana, and Yavin 4. You can check out the first look at what Star Wars Land will be in the gallery below.
The Star Wars Land Disney park expansions come to life thanks to Disney’s partnership with WDI and the team members at Lucasfilm. For more than 25 years, Disney has been collaborating with Lucasfilm on ways to make these parks a reality and it will all finally come to fruition when the park expansions open in 2019.
Expect more news on Star Wars Land to be revealed during D23 this weekend and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.