Solo: A Star Wars Story Character Names

After images of LEGO sets tied to this year’s release of Solo: A Star Wars Story confirmed some key details about what we can expect from the Han Solo origin spin-off, a slew of new details have been confirmed from those same sets.

Though the original images of the LEGO box art featured the included minifigures, the low quality of the images didn’t allow us to read the names of all the featured characters. However, a follow-up about the same images has confirmed the names of the characters and who is playing them in the movie. Find out all the Solo: A Star Wars Story character names below.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story LEGO Sets

Even though Solo: A Star Wars Story is only five months away from release, we’ve yet to see a teaser trailer or even an official still from the movie. However, last week a piece of official-looking promotional art surfaced online, even though it wasn’t created by either Disney or Lucasfilm. But today, we found out where that art came from, and we have even more interesting details.

The golden artwork in question for Solo: A Star Wars Story is merchandise artwork, and one of the images is specifically being used by LEGO. A handful of leaked images from LEGO sets tied to the movie have been released online, and the box art featured one of the layouts that appeared online before the end of 2017. The LEGO sets in question also reveal a little bit more about what we can expect from the Star Wars origin story as well. Find out what we learned from the Solo: A Star Wars Story LEGO sets below. Read More »

Christian Bale Star Wars

About a year ago, Lucasfilm was on the hunt for a veteran actor to play Han Solo’s mentor in Solo: A Star Wars Story – and they nearly cast a former Batman to play the role. Christian Bale, who donned the cape and cowl three times in The Dark Knight trilogy, recently confirmed rumors that he was indeed in talks to head to a galaxy far, far away and star in the Han Solo spin-off film. Learn more about this piece of Christian Bale Star Wars trivia below, including whether or not Bale could still pop up in a different Star Wars movie altogether.
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Han Solo movie score

John Williams will always be the king of Star Wars music, but as Lucasfilm continues to expand the franchise, they’ll need some help providing scores for their spin-off movies. Lost and Up composer Michael Giacchino already filled in on last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we know that John Powell will be the one responsible for Ron Howard‘s Han Solo movie score.
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The Empire Strikes Back - Han Solo

Even though Ron Howard has been officially announced as the replacement director for Lucasfilm’s forthcoming Han Solo spin-off, many are still curious about what happened behind the scenes on the next installment in the A Star Wars Story series of films that began with Rogue One.

The official story was that the directing style of Phil Lord & Chris Miller clashed with what Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan had expected them to do, and their disagreement over the direction of the movie finally came to a head that resulted in their termination with three weeks left in production. But since then, some more details have come to the surface that shed some more light on the situation.

When it comes to stories that dig into the reasoning that saw the original Han Solo directors fired, it all still boils down to creative differences between Lord & Miller and Lucasfilm, but it’s the specifics that are rather interesting, though admittedly also a little gossipy. It includes talk of an acting coach, a reference to Ace Ventura and more.

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Han Solo Director Replacement

Yesterday brought the shocking news that directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller had been let go from the Star Wars spin-off focusing on a young Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich.

At first, only creative differences were cited, but since then we’ve heard more specific details about why the acclaimed and respecting directing team were removed from the project with three weeks of principal photography left on the schedule. The reasoning for a parting of the ways is said to be a clash in filmmaking style. The fast and loose, improvisational approach that Lord & Miller have compared to the more calculated and structured style that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan never really met in the middle, and disagreements finally came to a head.

Now Lucasfilm has to find a new director quickly as the studio hopes to be back in production by July 10 (or so we’ve heard), and while Ron Howard is said to be the frontrunner, with names like Joe Johnston and Lawrence Kasdan himself also in consideration, we have a list of filmmakers that we’d like to see finish the Han Solo movie instead.

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Han Solo Movie Character Names

When it comes to upcoming Star Wars movies, we’ll take whatever new details we can get. Normally we’d relegate something like this to our recurring Star Wars Bits, but since it’s Star Wars Day today, we thought we’d have some fun with some new information about the Han Solo movie that just came to light.

We already know this is a movie about Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) that will focus on the time in his life from when he was 18 up until he’s around 24, and during that time he’ll meet Chewbacca and acquire the Millennium Falcon. Plus, his old buddy Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) will be around and Woody Harrelson is playing a man named Beckett who mentored Han during these important years. Now we have the names of some new characters we’ll encounter in the movie, and we’re going to try to figure out who or what they are.

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Han Solo Spin-Off Cast - Ian Kenny

Last week brought the tiniest of updates regarding the Star Wars spin-off film that will focus on Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo. Not only did we learn the name of the character that Woody Harrelson will be playing (which didn’t really tell us anything), but Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some vague details about what we’ll see unfold in the movie. But today, the Han Solo spin-off also gained a new cast member.

Ian Kenny is probably best known for playing the bully in last year’s musical gem Sing Street, but pretty soon he’ll be even better known by millions around the world having just been made part of the Han Solo spin-off cast. Read More »

Woody Harrelson Han Solo Character

Over the past five years, we’ve seen Woody Harrelson get involved in some fun franchises like The Hunger Games and Now You See Me. This year, he’ll go a little darker with a villainous turn in War for the Planet of the Apes, but his biggest franchise role yet is still on the horizon.

Back in January, Harrelson was confirmed for a role in the developing Han Solo spin-off that will focus on the earlier years of the smuggler before he got caught up in the Rebel Alliance’s fight against the Empire. Since then, we’ve learned that the Woody Harrelson Han Solo character would be a mentor to the beloved scoundrel, one who is also a criminal in his own right. Now we finally have a name for the character. Read More »

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Han Solo Spin-Off

Lawrence Kasdan has been doing a lot of talking now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters and millions have seen it. He doesn’t really have any insight into where Star Wars: Episode 8 will go since he and J.J. Abrams left that in the hands of director and writer Rian Johnson, but he does have some interesting things to say about what will be his last Star Wars movie.

Kasdan recently talked a bit about the developing Han Solo spin-off that will be directed by The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord & Chris Miller, and he’s trying to assuage any fears fans might have of yet another origin story in the Star Wars universe following the disappointing beginnings of characters like Anakin Skywalker and Boba Fett in the prequels. Read More »