‘Star Wars’: ‘Solo’ Star Alden Ehrenreich Wants An Old Republic Spin-Off

Solo Star Wars Story LucasfilmIn an interview with CinemaBlend, Alden Ehrenreich, who plays the title character in Solo: A Star Wars Story, revealed his desire for an Old Republic spin-off film.

Ehrenreich’s comments echoed what many Star Wars fans have been saying for years. In fact, it was rumored that Rian Johnson’s upcoming spin-off trilogy would take place in the Old Republic. Clearly, Ehrenreich sees a lot of value in that aspect of the canon:

“When I was learning about this, there’s something called scouts, which is early days of the Republic, there were scouts whose job it was to basically go, they were like settlers. They were pioneers. They would go to unknown planets and learn about them and learn about these various planets. That seemed like a very interesting part of this world.”

Though this statement is far from a confirmation of plans to set a movie in the Old Republic, it’s very unlikely that we will never see one. With the rate at which Disney and Lucas Film have been churning out Star Wars movies, it’s only a matter of time before they look to this chunk of the timeline that has largely been untouched.

So what do you think? Do you agree with Ehrenreich? Let us know down in the comments!

Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Ian Kenny. Here’s the official synopsis:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.

Source: CinemaBlend

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Star Wars logoStar Wars was released in 1977 and has become one of the biggest film franchises in the history of cinema. Han Solo. Luke Skywalker. Princess Leia. Darth Vader. These characters have become synonymous with pop culture around the world.

Star Wars has transcended generations but when Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005, many fans assumed that this galaxy far far away had come to a close and we wouldn’t be seeing any new films. It wasn’t until 2012 that everything changed. On October 30, 2012, Disney announced a deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Since that purchase, Disney has brought Star Wars back to the main folds of pop culture with The Force Awakens and even Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 

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Louis Otero

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  • Carl

    I hope the Benioff and Weiss project is Old Republic not the Rian Johnson one, he’s a bad writer.