During Deutsche Bank‘s 24th Annual Media Internet and Telecom Conference, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Chewbacca would in fact join his pal in his standalone film — Han Solo: A Star Wars Story — (subject to change)…
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“an origin story about Han Solo and Chewie.“
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as a Han Solo film without Chewie, would be like peanut butter without jelly, Kriss without Kross (they wouldn’t be able to make us jump alone), or the Fresh Prince with DJ Jazzy Jeff…but I digress. Comingsoon.net got the scoop:
"“Although unconfirmed, it is likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the Chewbacca role for the new film. As to who might be playing Han, they jury is still out. Alleged candidates are said to include Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some), Logan Lerman (Fury), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Miles Teller (Whiplash).”"
All those names are great, and actually have a very good body of work to go along with decent resumes, but for me, the only choice for a young Han Solo is relative unknown, and co-star of Age of Adaline, Anthony Ingruber. Here, watch a video of the actor doing Han’s Cantina scene from A New Hope, and then tell me he isn’t the perfect match for the role.
According to Comingsoon.net, the screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens), and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley…so this has a ton of potential.
Sound off! We want to hear from you: Does this Han Solo film sound more exciting now that Chewie is definitely confirmed to be apart of it? Who would you rather play young Han? Let us know in the comments and on social media.