HAN SOLO Prequel To Be Set During This Time Period

HAN SOLO Prequel To Be Set During This Time Period

Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly testing approximately 2,500 actors for the role of young Han Solo for their Star Wars prequel. But with actors from 16 to 31 year-old reportedly in the running, how old is Solo in the film? Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan comments.

Long-time Star Wars scribe Lawrence Kasdan (who also contributed to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens script) recently spoke to Indiewire and revealed that Han Solo's prequel film will take place roughly 10 years before Star Wars: A New Hope.  Said Kasdan, "[The film]  will not be, “Here’s where he was born and this is how he was raised.” I think what it will be is what was he like 10 years earlier [than A New Hope]—maybe a little earlier, you’ll get a glimpse. But Kurosawa once said the heroes are the ones that are still changing and the villains are locked and petrified into what they are, and Harrison embodies in Force Awakens someone who is still not settled on who he is."

With Star Wars throwing out the Expanded Universe, it's unclear how much the film may borrow from The Han Solo Trilogy sci-fi novels which fleshed out the character from his days as a pickpocket street urchin to competitive, racing pilot.  

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing the film which will be released on May 25, 2018 release.


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