Tagged With solo a star wars story

When most people think of the Millennium Falcon, they think of one specific image: The way the ship looked in George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy. But in recent films, it has been hinted that the YT-1300 Modified Corellian Freighter doesn't necessary have to look like that.

Casting anyone other than Harrison Ford in the role of Han Solo just feels like sacrilege, but since Ford is now 76 years old, playing a younger version of himself would be all but impossible. Or at least impossible if you rely on the standard Hollywood de-ageing tricks like makeup and CG. Artificial intelligence, it turns out, does a pretty amazing job at putting Ford back into the role of Solo.

The Star Wars movies under Disney's purview have ranged from excellent expansions to the franchise to perfectly fine — opinions may vary of course, but there hasn't really been a generally poorly-received one. There has been quite a lot of them though, with even more on the way. But Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger says that maybe we can start to expect them to spread out going forward.

Star Wars novelisations have a long history of expanding on and enhancing the movies they adapt — whether through new material added to clarify moments in a film’s narrative unseen on screen, or to give us insight into earlier iterations of the final product. Mur Lafferty’s Solo novelisation is no exception. Here are a few extra layers it adds.

As the merchandising behemoth that is action figures has grown over the years, the market has split into two groups—the kids-focused smaller figures that trade articulation for oversized accessories and kooky action features, and then the serious (as serious as toys can be), “collector-aimed” ones. This new Star Wars figure blurs the line.

The importance of the link between Star Wars and its merchandise really can't be overstated. Star Wars basically created movie merchandising, and it's one of the things that's kept Star Wars alive for decades. And while most may think Steve Sansweet at Rancho Obi-Wan has the biggest and best Star Wars collection out there, we think Solo: A Star Wars Story's Dryden Vos may have him beat.