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The tone seems to strike a nice balance of fun without spilling over into the goofy. Completely appropriate for this film.


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I have a baaad feeling about this ...

Still ranting about why not cast Anthony Ingruber as Han ... the guy can act, and has more charisma than this guy

Trailer does not have the Star Wars feel to it, like Rogue one did

Let's see how this blows

Not optimistic, guys ...


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Very disappointed tbh, this geezer looks and sounds nothing like Ford.

Where as this guy does https://youtu.be/bba_wPdLxp4

What a fucking cock up !


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I like this trailer. Gives me hope Ron Howard can save Solo from being bad. Him combined with Lawrence Kasdan and with the cinematography of Bradford Young gives me hope this movie can stand on its own and be good enough.


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The casting of Han is going to be a point of contention, for a lot of hardcore Star Wars fans.
What is this fascination modern filmmakers have, when it comes to color grading and presenting everything in fucking greyscale?


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After the carefully crafted and deliberate disaster of The Last Jedi, I have ZERO plans on ever going to see anything Star Wars related. Well, sort of... The only exception I can think of is the Obi-Wan film, and well, "one more" exception, a Boba Fett film if it's handled like a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. But other than those two dim possibilities, not a penny from me for any Star Wars products.

Look up my previous posts. Whenever a new Star Wars trailer appeared I showed them as promptly as possible to my kids. Not last night and not today, nor any day. This is a hisotric First for my family. If they stumble across the trailer and want me to watch it with them, I will, but I'm not going to try and entice them anymore with anything Star Wars.

And from canvassing others, I am by far not alone in this attitude. Johnson/Kennedy/Abrams/Hidalgo have permanently burned a lot of bridges, I hope that they enjoy the scent of the char and the miles-tall columns of smoke. Smoke is a hard commodity to collect to fatten one's wallet with. I highly doubt that my kids will grow up to be lifetime supporters of this franchise either.

Oh well. Time to finally grow up.

Thank you Disney for waking me up, and your well earned reward is zilch from me and my kin.


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Couldn't get past that first line without wearing my tin foil hat.


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I'm glad that Ehrenreich isn't trying to do a Ford impression. There will only be one Ford. Trying to cast an authenticate younger Ford is impossible. Either you don't do the movie or you cast the best actor you can find for the part. Hopefully, Ehrenreich can carry the movie on his own.

If the end product is good, then the movie's been worth making. Kasdan's and Howard's involvement give me a lot of hope for a return to more traditional Star Wars fun.


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Ingruber would have been distracting. The movie then becomes about this unique, uncanny impersonation of Ford than the character of Solo.


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I'm kind of stuck in the middle. There is more to acting than just impersonating, but at the same time, the Ford impersonator guy would have perfectly nailed the role, note for note.

I will once again attempt to reserve judgement for when I actually see this thing.


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I find it baffling that people are actually arguing in favour of casting an actor who in almost no-way resembles or sounds like the established character he is supposed to play. The arguments for the casting also seem pretty disengenuous too - was it too distracting to cast Ewan as Obi-Wan? Of course not.

I get that people are trying to remain optimistic for this movie, but it comes off as being an apologist for Disney and Lucasfilm.

Nothing i've seen or heard of this film, including the new trailer, fills me with any confidence for it, but like Kyle above i've been sufficiently burned by TLJ that I don't have any plans to see this in the theatre, so I guess i'm just as bad on the opposite end of the spectrum. I'll stop throwing stones in my glass house now.


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I feel like Solo should show if Alden Ehrenreich nails the ATTITUDE of young Han Solo. Not the look. Not the Harrison Ford impersonation. But, the attitude. That's how Solo can work.


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Honestly, this is the Star Wars movie that nobody wanted so am I really going to give a shit who plays Han Solo? Harrison Ford is Han Solo. Whoever they picked was never going to measure up to a cinematic legend.

If it works, hurray, if not whatever. I just hope I don't hate Han Solo, the character, after seeing it.


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From CoGro:
I just hope I don't hate Han Solo, the character, after seeing it.

When Johnson/Kennedy/Abrams/Hidalgo worked together to meticulously orchestrate the utter destruction of Luke Skywalker's character ("I'll kill my nephew I helped raise, but no way will I harm the father I only knew as a sociopath butcher and mass enslaver..."), they didn't cause me to hate the character of Luke Skywalker. In my mind and heart, his spirit is still well alive, relieved that his selflessness and sacrifice saved his father's soul, as he helped bring a well deserved and fitting end to the Empire. His nerve wracking, arduous training and hard work studying under the last two Jedi Masters, was not for nought. In spite of his understandable and reasonable doubts, fears and temptations, he went on to EARN these lofty achievements. He even solidly and unhesitatingly stood up against his Masters, who never taught him to Save. If one wants The Very Definition of a real hero, he IS it.

The quad-headed monster can never take that away from me. Nor blemish it.

If hate there be, the only target worthy of such aggression are those Pulling The Strings behind the curtain.

Han will always be the deeply flawed character who could dig deep down to muster Redemption.

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I can't imagine it's cheaper to make things look one way as opposed to another. It's a creative choice, whether we like the final result or not.


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Like other fellow posters, I’ll try and reserve judgement. I think it would be inappropriate to cast an actor purely on their ability to look/act like Ford, but I recognise that the key to the success of this film (for some fans anyway) is Ehrenreich capturing the spirit of Solo, as a character, and bringing some of Ford’s natural charisma to the screen. I always thought River Phoenix nailed it as young Indy, and would/could have been a great ‘young Solo’ too... but alas, not many like him around...

One of the surprises I have with the casting of Solo for this film, is that they didn’t go younger I.e. a more obvious teenage Solo. Ehrenreich almost seems as old as Ford was in ANH, which is why it appears somewhat incongruous. A younger version would have been easier to suspend disebelief. I get the distinct, and somewhat bad, feeling that Solo will end with someone saying to Han “hey - there’s some old fella and blonde kid in the cantina looking for a ship outta Tatooine”...


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Ford was 33 while filming ANH. Alden was 27 while filming this, but he's playing early 20s in much of the film. It's supposed to be about 10 years before ANH (Most of it, anyway) So Han would be in his early 20s in this, and early 30s in ANH. (That 29 year old ANH age given by EU is no longer valid) Hidalgo of Lucasfilm said Han isn't even sure of his own exact age.


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Thanks for the clarity over ages. That underlines my point... that I think the slightly unfair comparisons are largely due to the actor being a similar age (or at least physically looking a similar age) to Ford in ANH. They perhaps should have gone the ‘Young Indy’ route to fully sell the idea that this is a younger iteration of Han Solo. Showing the character at a similar age to the original makes it feel more of a re-boot of the character, rather than an extension of the existing one.


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I still think it calls too much attention to itself. That whole BTS feature is centered around a weird sense of novelty.


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McDiarmid and Blakiston are in supporting roles and McDiarmid is a fantastic actor in his own right. But when your front and center is primarily the result of a look-a-like contest/viral impersonation, it's not only weird but superficial.


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I think it’s probably more important they cast a talented actor with a bit of on screen charisma than a look alike. Now if you can get that as well as someone who looks and sounds like Ford then great... but being a talented actor should be the primary requirement.


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I interpreted that as more of a problem with bad directors, not necessarily a bad actor.


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