Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Movie Reveals How Han Met Chewie and ‘Got His Name,’ Whatever That Means
Just last night, Woody Harrelson offered a few details regarding his role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s young Han Solo movie, in which the actor (and former pothead, thankyouverymuch) will play mentor to Alden Ehrenreich. As for the rest of it, Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed some new plot intel for the Star Wars spinoff, which apparently explores how Han met Chewie and acquired the Millennium Falcon, as well as…well, that’s the confusing part.
Iger participated in a Q&A with USC Annenberg dean Willow Bay (who also happens to be married to Iger) at today’s business and tech event, where the subject of Star Wars inevitably came up. In addition to confirming previous reports that Mark Hamill has a much bigger role (and way more dialogue) in The Last Jedi, Iger revealed new story details for the young Han Solo spinoff:
18 through 24 years of age sounds about right. Finding the Millennium Falcon? OK. Meeting his BFF and co-pilot? We’re down. “Getting his name”…? Wait, what?? Is Han Solo not his real name? Maybe what Iger meant to say was that we’ll find out how Han Solo became the renowned space-scoundrel we (and the rest of the galaxy far, far away) know and love. Surely, Iger did not mean to imply that Han Solo is not his actual name, right?
…Because what would his real name even be? Like, Jim or Chuck or maybe Larry Schultz, the only child of a third-generation dentist whose dreams of one day passing the family business down to his son are crushed when little Larry declares his intention to become a smuggler? Clearly, Han Solo is a much cooler name.
The Star Wars spinoff also stars Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian, Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a new female droid, and Emilia Clarke in an unspecified role, and hits theaters on May 25, 2018.