Remakes of the original three Star Wars movies are inevitable. I assumed this was the case even before Disney bought Star Wars and started launching a million new movies. Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood. Tons of movies are remakes, even films you wouldn’t expect. Scarface is a remake.
So the idea that somebody in Hollywood was going to remake the original Star Wars trilogy someday down the line isn’t too far-fetched.
I just think Disney should do it sooner rather than later.
Solo: A Star Wars Story came out this past weekend and establishes the strongest reason why Disney should just remake A New Hope: Han Solo has been recast.
Between Rogue One and now Solo, Disney could very well be building a new Star Wars Cinematic Universe. There’s plenty of talk of an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand alone film, with Ewan McGregor returning for the role, as well as a Boba Fett stand alone film. And Princess Leia made a quick appearance in Rogue One, albeit via CGI Carrie Fisher. James Earl Jones is still alive.
Think about it: recast Leia and then digitally insert the new actor over the Carrie CGI in Rogue One. Then cast a new Luke Skywalker and you’ve got all the makings for a modern update to A New Hope, one that ties directly into all of the other Star Wars media that has come out since.
The Millennium Falcon of Solo and the new trilogy, with all its speed and swooping, is way way different than the Millennium Falcon we got in the original movie. If nothing else, that can be updated.
Some might call this sacrilege, but would it really be any different from what Disney is already doing by flooding the market with new Star Wars films? The originals will always be great, but if they really want to take full advantage of all these spin-offs and all these new and old actors who are still around, a full remake of A New Hope — and possibly even the entire trilogy — is definitely in order.
The pieces are almost already in place. Someone just has to make it happen.
I went and saw Solo: A Star Wars Story last night and it was pretty fun. The world didn’t need a Han Solo origin story, but it’s here anyway, and it’s entertaining. It’s basically your standard heist flick, complete with close calls, double crosses and clever twists. Then it’s flavored with all the fun Star Wars stuff, like spaceships, blasters, droids and Chewbacca. Honestly, Chewbacca should be all you need.
Internet favorite Only Leigh also has some thoughts on watching a Star Wars movie!
Like all of us, she is trapped in the endless deluge of new Star Wars movies. Just yesterday they finally announced the Boba Fett movie (which I actually want to see). None of us will live to see the final Star Wars movie.
Think about that. If there is ever a true final Star Wars movie, the planet Earth will be populated by an entirely new population of people than what exists right now.
Ron Howard was brought in to re-direct Solo: A Star Wars Story. So somebody at Star Wars decided to put him to good use with a nifty Arrested Development parody.
That’s good stuff. Easily my favorite trailer for Solo yet!
I kid! I kid! The trailer is pretty cool. Perhaps Solo: A Star Wars Story will indeed be an entertaining movie!
I am of the belief that we’ve already reached peak Star Wars saturation. And this is coming from the guy who loves every single new Marvel movie. Still, I just don’t know about Solo. Definitely going to have to see it for myself to find out if it’s any good.
Kind of like most movies.
UPDATE: Here’s the full trailer! My thoughts below remain the same.
I’ve mentioned this before, and it bears repeating, but I don’t care about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I find it hilarious that we’re 3 months away from the movie and are only now getting any sort of trailer, in the same way I find the Dark Universe hilarious. I just don’t think this was a good idea for a Star Wars anthology movie. There’s no improving on Han Solo.
But hey, here’s the Super Bowl trailer.
It looks fine. It’s got all the necessary Han Solo-y stuff in it. And there’s even a touch of comedic craziness. So it’s probably going to be a fine movie that we all generally enjoy in the theaters in a few months.