Han Solo takes a ‘Western-style’ approach

It turns out the Han Solo movie will be moving away from the directorial style which made Rogue One so popular. Let us hope it works out for everyone!

Anyone not living under a rock should know that the next Star Wars movie (not including The Last Jedi which hits screens this December) will be a continuation of the Star Wars: Anthology series. Following the success of last year’s Rogue One, audiences are going to be treated to a stand alone film focused on everyone’s favourite smuggler Han Solo.

Now, whilst Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One was a success for its style and tone (moving away from the Jedi-orientated fantasy towards a war movie), the Han Solo film is looking to try and deliver a Western-style theme to it. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (see 2014’s Lego Movie and 21/22 Jump Street), the tonal shift looks to be an exciting one.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Gareth Edwards said: “They’re amazing filmmakers. I’m very excited about what they do. It’ll be a completely different film to what we did. I think they’ve got the hardest task, I think, out of all the films that I heard about that one is probably the greatest challenge and they’re gonna knock it out of the park, but I wouldn’t have had the balls to do that.

They’ve got really good taste. You glimpse things – you try not to – as you’re going about your business, but you see stuff. And everything I saw, I got really jealous about it.”

Personally, I do not hold high hopes for Han Solo, just because I think time could be better spent on other characters from the universe, but that isn’t to say it won’t be a good film. With the team up of Miller and Lord, we should be getting a funny and exciting adventure…watch this space.

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