The words “Star Wars prequel” for many will stir up some difficult emotions – excitement, disappointment, fear and anger – and as we all know that leads to hate. But as Disney has managed to inject the magic back into the franchise over recent years it was inevitable at some point a character would get their own origin story, so here we go: the smuggler who made the Kessel Run in under twelve parsecs is getting Solo: A Star Wars Story. Not quite really on his own, Alden Ehrenreich’s younger Han will be backed up by some familiar but different faces. Chewbacca, who is apparently already 190 years old by this movie hasn’t really aged much between films, but the younger Lando Calrissian (originally Billy Dee Williams) is played by Childish Gambino himself, Donald Glover, alongside new characters Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke). Hype is high for the space heist movie. How much it will tie into the Skywalker saga remains to be seen but so far the movie promises to be an exciting adventure about how Han Solo came to be captain of the Millennium Falcon.
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