Solo: A Star Wars Story will blast its way into cinemas this year and it’s already got fans wondering if this marks the first disaster for the Star Wars franchise under Disney. The film has already made the news for the wrong reasons mid-way through production with the firing of directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord and the arrival of Ron Howard.
For the most part Disney and Lucasfilm have been tight lipped about the production, even delaying the trailer. But we’re still hopeful; the Han Solo film will do justice to one of the most beloved characters in the franchise. That said we hope we will see at least some of these subject matters addressed in the film when it finally hits cinemas…
#1: The Chewy-Han Bromance
They likely didn’t start out as friends but there’s no denying that Murtaugh and Riggs chemistry between the big walking carpet and nerf herder. Solo should shine a little subject on the strong bond of friendship between the two and how it came to be.
#2: That Infamous Card Game
As revealed in Return of the Jedi, Han won his beloved Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a card game. If a page is taken out of Casino Royale showcasing a high stakes card game with aliens instead of spies, it may well deliver a scene stealing moment for the film.
#3: “Let The Wookie Win”
Solo advised both R2-D2 and C-3PO to let Chewbacca win in the holoboard game, known as Dejarik in A New Hope.The claim would be that Wookies do have the tendency to rip people’s arms out of their sockets. Since we didn’t get to see that grotesque cut scene from The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm may let a similar scene slide for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
#5: The Boba Fett Backstory
The Space Pirate and the Intergalactic bounty hunter has some sort of history as hinted in Empire Strikes Back. Revealing just why that is could shed some light on the mystique of Boba Fett and also possibly create a pathway for a standalone adventure involving the bounty hunter as well somewhere down the line.
#6: Greedo’s Beef
“Who shot first?” has been a topic of debate for Star Wars fans. In A New Hope, Greedo finds himself looking down the wrong side of Han Solo’s blaster, effectively ending his short-lived existence in the Star Wars Universe (yes, including his appearance in The Phantom Menace as well). Solo should provide the answer to not who shot first, but why a shootout happened at all in the first place.
#7: The Kessel Run
The Millennium Falcon’s legendary Kessel Run in 12 parsecs will most certainly be brought to life on the big screen in Solo: A Star Wars Story. In fact, the whole film may even be based on Han’s famous boast (we hope).
Solo: A Star Wars Story comes to cinemas in May 2018.