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Star Wars: (2018) Untitled Han Solo Prequel (Chris Miller and Phil Lord)

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This links to the short list of actors to play Han Solo in the upcoming prequel:

 

http://www.geek.com/news/disneys-young-han-solo-shortlist-includes-miles-teller-dave-franco-more-1644420/

 

That ... sucks.  Miles Teller?  Dave Franco?  The biggest problem is none of these actors look like Ford.  Eastwood should be getting ready to take over Jackman, since he basically looks so much like Hugh Jackman it's preposterous.  

 

I've only seen a few youtube clips of him, but the only actor I've seen who at least looks like a young Harrison Ford is that guy from Adaline.   

 

 

I'd prefer to see a Kenobi prequel with McGregor explaining what he was up to for those long 20 years in Tatooine.  

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Oh sure you want prequels NOW.

 

My my my

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Oh sure you want prequels NOW.
I don't.

Especially not this one.
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I don't.

Especially not this one.

 

It just seems like an idea with almost no upside, doesn't it?

post #5 of 695

Anthony Ingruber, impressionist, actor and Youtuber. He's the only man for the job.

 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3452021/

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I don't.

Especially not this one.
It just seems like an idea with almost no upside, doesn't it?
I mean, really, seriously, who in their right mind would want this?
post #7 of 695

Larry and Jon Kasdan.

post #8 of 695
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I mean, really, seriously, who in their right mind would want this?

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Not excited at all about a young Han Solo movie but if it has to happen, then you could do worse than hire the guys who pull off the impossible project after project.   The only way it works is if it's a standalone adventure movie that doesn't have the following...

 

1.  Han winning the Falcon from Lando.

 

2.  The origin of Han's deal with Jabba the Hutt.

 

3.  Han meeting Chewie.

 

As for casting, the dude from Age of Adaline would be perfect if you are looking for an impressionist but I think the smarter call is to find someone who can be Han Solo and not someone imitating Harrison Ford doing Han Solo.   It's why Ewan McGregor was so good as Obi Wan Kenobi.   He wasn't trying to do Alec Guiness.

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As for casting, the dude from Age of Adaline would be perfect if you are looking for an impressionist but I think the smarter call is to find someone who can be Han Solo and not someone imitating Harrison Ford doing Han Solo.   It's why Ewan McGregor was so good as Obi Wan Kenobi.   He wasn't trying to do Alec Guiness.

 

It helps that there's like a 20-30 year age gap between McGregor and Guinness at time of portrayals.  

 

Casting a 30 year old to play a 35ish Ford?  At some point believability snaps. 

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As for casting, the dude from Age of Adaline would be perfect if you are looking for an impressionist but I think the smarter call is to find someone who can be Han Solo and not someone imitating Harrison Ford doing Han Solo.  

 

Act-ception.  

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As for casting, the dude from Age of Adaline would be perfect if you are looking for an impressionist but I think the smarter call is to find someone who can be Han Solo and not someone imitating Harrison Ford doing Han Solo.   It's why Ewan McGregor was so good as Obi Wan Kenobi.   He wasn't trying to do Alec Guiness.

 

Why do you assume Ingruber couldn't BE Han Solo (whatever the hell that means outside of Ford portraying him)? He's not just an impressionist, he's a capable actor in his own right. Looking like Ford and being able to channel his mannerisms shouldn't be a mark against him.


Edited by Barry Woodward - 1/14/16 at 12:24am
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Not excited at all about a young Han Solo movie but if it has to happen, then you could do worse than hire the guys who pull off the impossible project after project.   The only way it works is if it's a standalone adventure movie that doesn't have the following...

1.  Han winning the Falcon from Lando.

2.  The origin of Han's deal with Jabba the Hutt.

3.  Han meeting Chewie.
But you know goddamn well it's going to have at least two out of three. It's going to be straight-up stipulated in the contract Lord & Miller have to sign, I guarantee it.
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But you know goddamn well it's going to have at least two out of three. It's going to be straight-up stipulated in the contract Lord & Miller have to sign, I guarantee it.

 

I would put big money on number 3.  1, I doubt ... though maybe it's referenced off-screen.  I REALLY doubt 2.  What, Jabba's been looking for Han for a decade?  Some crime lord.  

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I don't.

Especially not this one.

 

You're the Grumpy Cat of star war.

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I'm sure the script is well written and it's in capable hands with Lord and Miller but the casting of Han will make or break it. A Ford ringer with the ability to channel his charm and mannerisms is exactly what is required for a ten years younger Solo to work. Obviously some acting talent and charisma is necessary but it's not a role that calls for someone to "do their own thing". No amount of time gap is enough to justify Miles Teller or Dave Franco becoming Harrison Ford. That they could even be on the shortlist disturbs me. Ingruber or GTFO!


Edited by Barry Woodward - 1/14/16 at 1:14am
post #18 of 695
The worst thing that Ingrublier kid did was posting his Harrison Ford impression on YouTube.

If he'd straight-up hit the theatres with that in the movie without us seeing him online we'd be fucking stunned. As it is, regardless of him already being an actor he just comes across as someone doing a Han Solo impression in his bedroom. And we all do that.
post #19 of 695

That was seven years ago.

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That was seven years ago.

That means shit in the age of the Internet. It's available right now for anyone whose never seen it before so will be brand new to them.

Obviously he didn't know this scenario would be playing out back then. If there's anyone else that looks like and can do an amazing impression of Ford then the best thing they can do is keep it under wraps and go straight to Disney.
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And likely helped him book the Adaline gig.

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The AGE OF ADALINE gig is a better calling card to show Disney than a YouTube video shot when he was 17.

post #23 of 695
Ok Barry, you're right.
post #24 of 695

What's River Phoenix up to?

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What's River Phoenix up to?

 

I think he's using method acting to prepare for a Force ghost role. 

post #26 of 695

I enjoyed seeing Ford back so damn much, i'd rather see an Old Hand and Chewie going back in to the smuggler bussiness film.

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I don't mind Dave Franco but cast him as Han Solo and I don't know how Lord & Miller are gonna resist slipping into spoof territory. Russell Brand for Young Chewie!

post #28 of 695

Chewy would obvisouly be Josh Gad.

post #29 of 695
Ugh. Dave fucking Franco? Really? So we're gonna get a Han Solo that delivers his lines trying to sound like a rapper, as Franco does in every single movie he's in?

Just... No.
post #30 of 695
Dave Franco is the Jane Leeves in this scenario.

So... hop to it, andre
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I NEVER said he wasn't bangable Nooj!
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proceed
post #33 of 695
Does that mean I ought to bang Dave Franco?

Cuz (and this is not a joke) [REDACTED]


Had to edit my post due to undesirable emails about it. Sorry.
Edited by andrevellozo - 1/15/16 at 9:19pm
post #34 of 695
well then...

sorted
post #35 of 695

meh, not really. 

 

Unless Allison Brie would be involved in some way.

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Just saw that ingruber clip for the first time. He is pretty good. I agree that if someone like him had been cast and the world not knowing about him beforehand, the it mght have worked.

They should somehow split the first movie so that half the movie is young Han and half of it old Han. Kind of segue the new han into the story.
post #37 of 695
He's got the smirk, but I need to see Ingruber's finger pointing to be convinced.
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Apparently the shortlist for young Han is down to just three and I'm not really keen on any of them (but that's probably because I don't think anyone is capable of replicating a young Harrison Ford's charm):

 

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 According to sources, last weekend in London tests were conducted involving actors Alden Ehrenreich, who did scene-stealing work in Hail, Caesar!Jack Reynor, best known for his work in Transformers: Age Of Extinction; and Taron Egerton, the star of The Kingsman and Eddie The Eagle.

 

I like Egerton but he's SO wrong for this.

post #39 of 695

Maybe they'll use the same guy for the new INDIANA JONES flicks?

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Thank the Outer Gods that Dave fucking Franco is nowhere to be seen.

 

Out of those three I like Alden Ehrenreich the most.  

I still really, really, really, really, really, really, really don't want this.  But Lord and Miller DO have a history of turning the most unappealing sounding films into legitimately good ones.  So if SOMEBODY has to do this...I'm glad it's them.

post #41 of 695
As much as I love The Force Awakens...as much as I'm curious about Rogue one....I'm not down for this. Never have been. Since Pratt isn't Indy, I wouldn't mind them using him here. But I suppose that's a no no. Too similar to Star Lord. I'm gonna have to be sold on this however. This and that Boba Fett movie. Not saying I CAN'T be. I just ain't yet..
post #42 of 695
If I had to choose any of the shortlisted three I'd go for Jack Reynor. But not 100% on him, not even 10% - he has a huge face full of face. Plus dear Lord that kid needs to steer clear of growing a beard.
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He was good in Hail, Caesar, so I'm good with that.

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I suppose the acting or whatever is what's important...but that dude does not look like Han Solo, haha.

 

At least it's not Pratt. I had my fill of his "Swayze swagger" mode with Jurassic World.

post #46 of 695
He looks more like Mickey Rooney than Harrison Ford.
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I suppose the acting or whatever is what's important...but that dude does not look like Han Solo, haha.

At least it's not Pratt. I had my fill of his "Swayze swagger" mode with Jurassic World.

Also, Pratt's boyish, exuberant goofball thing is just about the opposite to Ford's grumpy, cynical, sarcastic deal as Solo. I have plenty of time for Starlord but as a dude he's nothing like Han Solo and I've never seen Pratt in anything else in which he comes across at all Fordesque. He's far more Boyega than Ford.


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Edited by Bucho - 4/15/16 at 8:15am
post #48 of 695
Yeah, I'm not totally convinced Alden could pull it off (especially because he doesn't look like Ford) but congrats to him if he gets it. I met him on the set of "Stoker" when I was standing in for his character. He's a good guy.
post #49 of 695
It's a poisoned chalice for whoever accepts this gig.

Regardless of what exciting scrapes they put this new Han Solo through you can pretty much guarantee they're not going to be anywhere near as interesting or as exciting as the limited things we we saw in the OT, simply because, you know, Harrison Ford.

It's just confusing thinking other than $$$ they think they can gain from this movie. Han Solo is Harrison Ford is Han Solo. Probably even more than Indy is.
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They're both equally Harrison Ford. 

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