STAR TREK Writers On Possibly Moving To STAR WARS; Josh Holloway Up For Han Solo Role

Star Trek Into Darkness co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof both share their thoughts on possibly working on a Star Wars film for Disney in the near future. Additionally, Lost's Josh Holloway expresses interest in playing Han Solo.

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By Paul Romano - 5/22/2013


A few minor pieces Star Wars news for your reading pleasure. First up, in an interview with Wall Street Journal, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman plays down the possibility of his reteaming with Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams (and frequent co-writer Roberto Orci) on a future Wars installment. "I don’t think so. Obviously the God analogy applies there as well. But I think all of our slates are pretty full right now. I think we’re very happy with what we’ve done on “Star Trek” and our heads have been there, you know? They haven’t really gone past that point. I think right now we’re mostly excited to sit there in the theater and be fans of the next “Star Wars” movie. You don’t get that opportunity very often so I’m not sure we want to dilute it.)" This is similar to what Abrams stated when first asked if he would be up for directing 2015's Episode VII, but after their work on big franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers and Spider-Man, Kurtzman and Orci would be welcome additions to the Star Wars universe.

However, Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof offers more optimism during a separate chat with Grantland. He says that he definitely won't be involved with Episode VII (which is currently being written by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt), but with the next several years offering many Star Wars films, he says that he will likely work on at least one of them down the road. "I’d say over the next decade, you and I are going to get five Star Wars films, and it won’t be Episode VII, but I may be involved in one of them when the pressure isn’t as intense." Would you like to see Lindelof, Roberto Orci and/or Alex Kurtzman work on a Star Wars film?


Finally, while speaking with E! Online, Josh Holloway (Lost, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) talked about working with Harrison "Han Solo" Ford on the upcoming thriller Paranoia, offering praise for the veteran actor. "He's great. I worked with him recently and had to arrest him and lock him up and shove him in car. I was like, 'I'm arresting Han Solo!" As he has been suggested for the role in the past (should a recast ever happen, of course), the actor also addressed the possibility of playing the iconic character in the future. "Matter of fact, I just did a movie where I almost tackled him [Ford]. I stuffed him in a car handcuffed. Yeah, sure, I would love that. It'd be a blast. I'd love to do that." While it hasn't been officially announced yet, Ford is heavily expected to reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII alongside Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia. Would you like to see Josh Holloway be involved with the sci-fi franchise?
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erth2drew - 5/22/2013, 11:53 AM
If they cast a younger han solo i can't see anyone else filling those shoes but josh....he is a great actor and can show so many sides of one character flawlessly and with lil transition
TopCat89 - 5/22/2013, 11:53 AM
Don't bring Solo back.....unless you have Harrison or maybe that dude from youtube.....introduce some new characters instead of recasting!
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/22/2013, 11:55 AM
Star Trek writers= stay away

Josh holloway= Sure come over. I'd love to see ya as a smuggler :)
Wynters387 - 5/22/2013, 12:02 PM
He definetly has the han solo like swagger
Cass808 - 5/22/2013, 12:02 PM
Not sure about recasting Han but would love to see Josh involved on some level. good actor i think.
DioFoRio - 5/22/2013, 12:06 PM
AWESOME GUSTO!!!
TheClemster - 5/22/2013, 12:06 PM
Heard Gusto is pissed about that BTW ...

DioFoRio - 5/22/2013, 12:06 PM
Link...yes that isn't Halloway and yes you're right that is Hedlund
RexDartEskimoSpy - 5/22/2013, 12:07 PM
You just made my day, Gusto.
Nick56 - 5/22/2013, 12:07 PM
maybe if they do a han solo spin-off movie with a younger han he could be in it.
vermillion - 5/22/2013, 12:08 PM
The whole time I watched LOST I thought he'd make a perfect Han Solo if they ever recast the part. I'd love to see it happen.
Brainiac13 - 5/22/2013, 12:09 PM
@Gusto

lol
TheClemster - 5/22/2013, 12:14 PM
Can we have Yoda recasted too???

I pick Gusto

killerkooljames - 5/22/2013, 12:14 PM
No not Hedlund. Holloway is Solo! Always wanted this man to have his own big film after Lost.
WelcomeBackFrank - 5/22/2013, 12:16 PM
Josh Holloway looks a lot like Dash Rendar.

Garret Hedlund does look like a young Harrison Ford more than Shia Lebeouf's Mutt Williams.
DioFoRio - 5/22/2013, 12:17 PM
lol the collectors edition is raw!
Niklander - 5/22/2013, 12:18 PM
Garret Hettlund or Josh Holloway works for me!!!
DioFoRio - 5/22/2013, 12:19 PM
notice all the small pieces and the age limit? 4 & up....when we were kids we had small parts to choke on and some random gelatinous glue shit with a cocktail straw to blow"bubbles". The chemical stench alone was enough to keep a kid high and docile for days.
Tempo - 5/22/2013, 12:19 PM
Nobody works,Harrison Ford is the only Han Solo,stop.
TheClemster - 5/22/2013, 12:20 PM
Hey Gustavina don't you use my Saturday night's name on this forum. Just you and TeaBag know it
sephiroth211 - 5/22/2013, 12:21 PM
Wait, why are we talking about recasting Ford?! This better be talk about a spin off movie got dammit.
TheClemster - 5/22/2013, 12:21 PM
@ DioForRio - lol "raw"

Yup that's the generation we come from and look where the world is at :)

Bunch of sissies now that think Justin Bieber is the shit and that don't even know what Dinoriders are...
RexDartEskimoSpy - 5/22/2013, 12:25 PM
Y'know, back in the days of VHS and crappy 27" CRTs I never realized you could see the charred skeletons outside the Lars homestead. I thoughtit was just smoking debris. Kids these days don't know how good they have it. Of course, my treasured old videotape of Return Of The Jedi didn't have that CGI pseudo-Muppet singing and face-raping the camera like the shiny new Blu-Rays do...

ANYWAY, Garret Hedlund looks more like Harrison Ford, but he doesn't have near enough charisma for Han. Don't think I've ever seen Josh Holloway in anything. I avoided Lost like it had leprosy.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/22/2013, 12:30 PM
[frick] this movie
DioFoRio - 5/22/2013, 12:32 PM
LOL@Clem And REX......shit...remember no cell phones or CCTV's? It was like the Wild West back then man!!!!
TheClemster - 5/22/2013, 12:34 PM
No Playstation, just a piece of rope in a tree and that was enough to entertain us for hours

aaaaaah those were the days were we all were the Assassin's Creed :)
chrono117 - 5/22/2013, 12:37 PM
No!!
Kurtzman and Lindelof must stay away from my Star Wars. Bad enough they have "lens flares and unoriginality" JJ Abrams directing, I won't have Prometheus-level plot holes and unresolved "mystery boxes" and poor characterization screwing up the Sequel Trilogy.
TesDaGreat - 5/22/2013, 12:39 PM
exe - 5/22/2013, 12:43 PM
How about a new SW universe huh, Abrams? Do not [frick] this up.
teinen - 5/22/2013, 12:43 PM
Hedlund sucks. Who cares if he looks like Ford, and IMHO he doesn't. Don't recast.

If anything make Holloway Solo's son. I doubt Han and Leia waited 10-15 years to start having kids, so the whole Chloe Moretz as the child thing makes no sense age wise. Maybe as a grandchild. If anything, keep these one shot movies about Yoda or Boba since they aren't defined by a famous actors facial likeness.
tacobender - 5/22/2013, 12:44 PM
Hedlund for Solo! or any role in the new Star Wars! Josh Holloway suuuuuuuucks!
SwingsetKnight - 5/22/2013, 12:50 PM
Keep Lindelof faaaar away from SW.
Rowsdower - 5/22/2013, 12:54 PM
fettastic, NOOOOOOOOOO

It has to be Brolin.
patriautism - 5/22/2013, 12:56 PM
They for sure shouldn't recast Han Solo, Just have him old.. But if they insist on recasting..

MAtthew Davis all the way..

chrono117 - 5/22/2013, 1:04 PM
With the obvious exception of Shia Labeouf, they can cast anyone for anything in Star Wars and I'll be happy.
JaySin420 - 5/22/2013, 1:06 PM
"Yeah, sure, I would love that. It'd be a blast. I'd love to do that."

Yea me too but that doesn't mean I'm up for the role.
JohnnyKrypton - 5/22/2013, 1:07 PM
^^^^^THIS
teinen - 5/22/2013, 1:16 PM
@patriautism man if he those vests weren't different colors I wouldn't be able to tell them apart!

No.
Avenged99 - 5/22/2013, 1:24 PM
I don't always watch star wars, but when I do... ahhh who am i kidding. just make the movies already. people seriously need to stop hating though. its so reduntent. just get your popcorn ready and enjoy the flicks. they are all just entertainment, so why not enjoy them and stop your bitching already!! hmmmm, enjoy them you must, be a homer you should not!
SwordExplosion - 5/22/2013, 1:52 PM
I don't know about him taking up the role of Solo. It's kinda already been done anyway...

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