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YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD (Now w/ Donglover)

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:54 pm

http://www.starwars.com/news/christopher-miller-and-phil-lord-to-helm-han-solo-anthology-film?linkId=15374279

The plans for the next Anthology film have been announced. As predicted by many, it will tell the story of a young Han Solo. It will be helmed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, of The Lego Movie fame, and will be written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan (duh, we all know who Lawrence Kasdan is... I'm not familiar with anything his son has written).

I generally like the talent on board so far. Casting will be key....
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Re: STAR WARS: The Adventures of Han Solo (?)

Postby Ribbons on Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:09 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:http://www.starwars.com/news/christopher-miller-and-phil-lord-to-helm-han-solo-anthology-film?linkId=15374279

The plans for the next Anthology film have been announced. As predicted by many, it will tell the story of a young Han Solo. It will be helmed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, of The Lego Movie fame


I'm really hoping that the hiring of Lord & Miller doesn't mean they're planning on making this a Guardians of the Galaxy-esque space comedy and Han Solo a Peter Quill-esque goofy-yet-loveable Han Solo-esque rogue. We've moved beyond the snake eating itself, to, like, the snake pooping out its own tail and then eating the poop.
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Re: STAR WARS: The Adventures of Han Solo (?)

Postby so sorry on Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:49 am

Ribbons-esque wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:http://www.starwars.com/news/christopher-miller-and-phil-lord-to-helm-han-solo-anthology-film?linkId=15374279

The plans for the next Anthology film have been announced. As predicted by many, it will tell the story of a young Han Solo. It will be helmed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, of The Lego Movie fame


I'm really hoping that the hiring of Lord & Miller doesn't mean they're planning on making this a Guardians of the Galaxy-esque space comedy and Han Solo a Peter Quill-esque goofy-yet-loveable Han Solo-esque rogue. We've moved beyond the snake eating itself, to, like, the snake pooping out its own tail and then eating the poop.



Yeah I agree. Of course its bound to have some light-heartedness too it (as do all SW films, and Han is a "lovable" rogue), but if its goofy like Guardians, they won't get me to go.
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Re: STAR WARS: The Adventures of Han Solo (?)

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:04 pm

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Young Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie: A Snarkier Space Rogue?

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Young Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie: Who Should Be Cast?
'The Lego Movie' directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord will direct the spinoff centered on Harrison Ford's character.
THR throws out some names:

Taron Egerton
The 25-year-old Welshman charmed audiences with his performance in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service opposite Colin Firth. He proved he can handle the action genre, while also adding in plenty of comedy and swagger.

Nicholas Hoult
Hoult, 25, has had several notable roles in studio films, playing Hank McCoy in Fox's X-Men franchise and starring in Warner Bros.' hit Mad Max. He also charmed as a zombie looking for love in 2013's Warm Bodies.

Miles Teller
Teller, 28, works nearly nonstop, and in the last year alone starred in YA adaptation Divergent, Oscar-nominated drama Whiplash and comedy Two Night Stand. He’s able to mix bigger tentpole roles with meaty dramas: He'll next be seen in this summer’s Fantastic Four and the gritty boxing drama Bleed for This.

Ansel Elgort
Elgort had a breakout performance opposite Shailene Woodley in YA cancer romance The Fault in Our Stars. The 21-year-old actor, who also appears in the Divergent franchise, will next be seen in November Criminals opposite Chloe Moretz.

Garrett Hedlund
Hedlund may be 30, but he could likely play younger. He's done sci-fi (Tron: Legacy) and played brooding, troubled characters (On the Road). He'll next be seen in Warner Bros.’ Pan and Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Nat Wolff
Wolff is definitely on a career upswing after playing a cancer patient in Fault in Our Stars. He will next star in the John Green adaptation Paper Towns, hitting theaters on July 24.

Tye Sheridan

The Mud and Tree of Life star is only 18, but if Lucasfilm and Disney end up aiming for a Han that's closer to his teen years, he'd be a great choice. After starring in films opposite Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey and John Travolta, the actor has two studio films coming up: Scouts vs. Zombies and X-Men: Apocalypse. He’ll also be seen in the Sundance film The Stanford Prison Experiment.

Grant Gustin
Gustin stars on TV series The Flash, which has been a huge hit for The CW. Perhaps the 25-year-old is ready for a leap into feature film.

Anthony Ingruber
He may not be as well known as many actors on this list but Ingruber already has a connection to Ford. The 25-year-old actor played the younger version of Harrison Ford in The Age of Adaline, which also starred Blake Lively.

Not age appropriate? Don't think we forgot about Chris Pratt. The Harrison Ford comparisons have been running wild since it was rumored that Pratt could possibly star in a new Indiana Jones film. But Ford was 31 when he shot the original Star Wars films, and Pratt, who has clearly proven his movie star status with Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, is 36 years old, so he would likely not be right for a Han Solo origin tale. Other actors who may have the look and abilities to play Han Solo but are probably a bit too mature include Taylor Kitsch (34) and Aaron Paul (35).




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Re: STAR WARS: The Adventures of Han Solo (?)

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Re: Fast & Furious: The Adventures of Han Seoul-Oh(?)

Postby TheButcher on Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:56 pm

‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoffs In the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

They should get Lawrence Kasdan to write the Han Seoul-Oh spin off origin movie.
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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD

Postby Fievel on Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:15 pm

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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:24 am

TheButcher wrote:Donald Glover Is The First Choice For Young Lando Calrissian
In the Young Han Solo movie.


but who will be playing his father, Grando Carlissian?
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Postby so sorry on Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:50 am

TheBaxter wrote:
TheButcher wrote:Donald Glover Is The First Choice For Young Lando Calrissian
In the Young Han Solo movie.


but who will be playing his father, Grando Carlissian?


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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD

Postby Fievel on Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:17 pm

This is the first bit of news on this film that has piqued my interest. With Lord and Miller directing and now Glover as Lando, I'm wondering how heavily that the humor will weigh into the tone of the film versus the average Star Wars film.
I'm still not excited in any way for this film, but I'm keeping an eye on it for sure.
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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD

Postby TheBaxter on Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:20 pm

TheButcher wrote:DONALD GLOVER CAST AS YOUNG LANDO CALRISSIAN IN UPCOMING HAN SOLO STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM
THE SMOOTH-TALKING SMUGGLER IS COMING BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN.


Abed as Han Solo
Chevy Chase as Chewie
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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD (Now w/ Donglover)

Postby Peven on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:44 pm

Glover has been doing solid work as a creative artist and actor, this is just one more step in his career reaching its potential
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Postby so sorry on Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:34 am

Peven wrote:Glover has been doing solid work as a creative artist and actor, this is just one more step in his career reaching its potential



Never watched Community, but I've caught 3 or 4 episodes of Atlanta and he seems like a legit talent. Totally different vibe than Lando though.
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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD (Now w/ Donglover)

Postby Peven on Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:25 am

so sorry wrote:
Peven wrote:Glover has been doing solid work as a creative artist and actor, this is just one more step in his career reaching its potential



Never watched Community, but I've caught 3 or 4 episodes of Atlanta and he seems like a legit talent. Totally different vibe than Lando though.


I disagree, I think he is a great choice and will be able to channel Billy Dee to a T
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Postby so sorry on Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:59 am

Peven wrote:
so sorry wrote:
Peven wrote:Glover has been doing solid work as a creative artist and actor, this is just one more step in his career reaching its potential



Never watched Community, but I've caught 3 or 4 episodes of Atlanta and he seems like a legit talent. Totally different vibe than Lando though.


I disagree, I think he is a great choice and will be able to channel Billy Dee to a T



That's not what I meant. What I meant was his character/persona from his show Atlanta doesn't fit the Lando vibe, and that's the only thing i've seen him in. He seems like a really talented guy (from the one show i've seen him on) so I'm sure he can pull it off.
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Postby TheBaxter on Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:01 am

i haven't watched Atlanta. his Community character is nothing like Lando either, but, i can definitely see him pulling off the charm and cool ladies man vibe of Lando just fine. i hope they don't try to make the character too "hipster" though and ruin it.
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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD (Now w/ Donglover)

Postby TheButcher on Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:49 am

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Filming in February, Plus When to Expect the First ‘Episode 8’ Teaser
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Re: The Adventures of Hands So-Low & Lando Donglover

Postby TheButcher on Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:54 am

Han Solo Movie Casting Extras Ahead of Filming Start
Han gears up for his solo adventure in a galaxy far, far away as Disney begins hiring extras for the film’s production.
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Re: Another Donglover Joins Baby Solo Movie

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:45 pm

Woody Harrelson May Teach Han Solo How To Be Han Solo
The Han Solo prequel movie casting gets better and better.
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Re: Another Donglover Joins Baby Solo Movie

Postby so sorry on Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:18 pm

TheButcher wrote:Woody Harrelson May Teach Han Solo How To Be Han Solo
The Han Solo prequel movie casting gets better and better.



BOOO. I prefer my star wars actors relatively unknown. I hate seeing "bankable" actors in SW flicks (I'm unfortunately looking at you SLJackson!).
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Re: Another Donglover Joins Baby Solo Movie

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:39 pm

TheButcher wrote:Woody Harrelson May Teach Han Solo How To Be Han Solo
The Han Solo prequel movie casting gets better and better.


he'll be playing Chewbacca before his unfortunate accident falling into a vat of Rogaine.
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Re: Another Donglover Joins Baby Solo Movie

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:00 pm

TheButcher wrote:Woody Harrelson May Teach Han Solo How To Be Han Solo
The Han Solo prequel movie casting gets better and better.


it's official: Han Solo has a Woody
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Re: YET ANOTHER STAR WARS THREAD (Now w/ Donglover)

Postby Peven on Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:29 pm

ok, time for some old-timey Zone cinemaphilliness ....holy shit that is actually a word, no spellcheck alert, for realz.........anyway, since they have opened up the SW universe creative sandbox, so to speak, and we see how good they can be, ala Rogue One, I would like to see a variety of directors give their own visions of a SW movie.....so, here's the thing, think of a director, title and general synopsis of a SW movie you would like to see made.......I triple dog dare you :-P



I want to see a Tarantino-directed SW movie about an assassin who works for a Hutt organized crime family, and since Tarantino appreciates French New wave cinema I'd have him use Le Samurai as a template and the title would be, "Love is a Warm Blaster" :D
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Postby TheBaxter on Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:12 pm

Wes Anderson's "Cloud City Remembrances" in which an aging Lobot (played by Bill Murray) reminisces about how, in the wake of Lando Calrissian's departure and the fall of the Empire, he turned the former gas mining colony into the galaxy's foremost luxury resort, as his scheming niece (Gwyneth Paltrow) and nephew (Jason Schwartzmann) hatch a scheme with a sarcastic droid (Luke Wilson) to wrest control of the city and turn it into a microbrewery/petting zoo.
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Postby Peven on Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:42 pm

you're just trying to piss me off :twisted: :-P
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Postby Peven on Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:44 pm

i'll throw out a director's name, you give me a title and story....................




Oliver Stone
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Postby Fievel on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:22 pm

Peven wrote:i'll throw out a director's name, you give me a title and story....................




Oliver Stone


Dooku

Count Dooku....traitor.......or hero who helped bring balance to the Force?
Stone's tin-foil hat is on tight as he reflects on Dooku's life during and after his membership within the Jedi Order. Was he truly a fallen Jedi? Or did he see through Palpatine's disguise and attempt to exterminate the Sith threat from within?
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Postby TheBaxter on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Peven wrote:i'll throw out a director's name, you give me a title and story....................




Oliver Stone



"O.W.K." - the true story of the conspiracy to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi by a cabal of secret Rebels trying to incite a rebellion against a just and benevolent Empire. Darth Vader was a patsy!

or

"Palpatine" - a sympathetic portrayal of the founder of the Galactic Empire and the personal and political demons that haunted him, and how they shaped the Empire at the time and for decades to come. Oscar nominations for best picture, best director, and best actor in a leading role (Anthony Hopkins)
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Postby Peven on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:12 am

how about David Cronenberg?



Woody Allen?



Orsen Wells?
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Postby so sorry on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Seth Rogan presents…

TOSCHE EXPRESS

Lazy star-port clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Tosche Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and the city's most dangerous drug lord, Jabba the Hutt, he panics and dumps his roach of Tosche Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Tosche Express.
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Postby TheButcher on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:37 pm

so sorry wrote:Seth Rogan presents…

TOSCHE EXPRESS

Lazy star-port clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Tosche Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and the city's most dangerous drug lord, Jabba the Hutt, he panics and dumps his roach of Tosche Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Tosche Express.

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Postby Peven on Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:36 pm

you're ruining it!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
you're not taking it seriously!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Fried Gold on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:14 pm

Peven wrote:think of a director, title and general synopsis of a SW movie you would like to see made


Oliver Hirschbiegel's "der Untergang der Galaxie Reich: A Star Wars Story"

The film will depict the final ten days of Emperor Palpatine's rule over the galaxy.
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Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:19 am

Jerry Lewis' "The Day the Gungan Cried" in which everyone's favorite prequel character, Jar-Jar Binks, is captured during the early days of the Empire and consigned to a prison camp, where he meets a group of Jedi younglings awaiting their inevitable fate. he tries to entertain them to distract them from their dire circumstances, engaging in many clown-like antics which are noticed by the stormtroopers and brought to the attention of the prison commandant, who decides to use Jar-Jar's performances to control the children. Jar-Jar is duped into leading the younglings into a troop transport, only realizing too late that they are being taken to the Sarlaac pit, where they will all be slowly digested over a thousand years.
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Postby TheButcher on Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:12 pm

Han Solo Spinoff Director Starts Movie With Greedo Shoutout
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Postby Fievel on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:29 pm

The Force Awakens Soundtrack available on Collectible Vinyl.

I'm a huge fan of those posters. I got the first at the theater and then bought the other three on eBay. Now they are framed (poorly, but the frames were cheap) and up in my basement.
So I just picked up the Finn/Kylo Ren edition of this. I was stuck between that and the Rey version. In the end, the lightsabers won out.
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Postby Ribbons on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:41 pm

Captain Phasma for the win!
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Re: STAR WARS: The Adventures of Han Seoul-Oh

Postby TheButcher on Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:21 pm

Variety:
‘Star Wars: Fleabag Solo’


Deadline:
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'Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift': Here's the story of Han
Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! wrote:

In the Fast & Furious franchise’s diverse and boisterous ensemble, Han Seoul-Oh and his subtlety stand out. The character’s trademark skill is to be as slick and unnoticeable as possible. He’s effortlessly cool. His first foray into the series was as the silent, snacking mentor to Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) in Tokyo Drift, which turns 10 on Thursday. Despite Han’s death in the 2006 film, the Furious universe twisted its chronology to include Han in the three following movies, a principal character in two of them.

That wasn’t the first time Sung Kang stepped into Han’s shoes — or a Justin Lin movie, for that matter. The 44-year-old actor debuted the character, then a hardened teen fond of beating up his little cousin and puffing cigarettes, in Lin’s 2002 breakout movie Better Luck Tomorrow.

In a way, viewers grew up with Han — seeing him evolve from a deeply passionate and emotional kid to the collected member of Dom Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) family. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Drift and the arrival of Han in the franchise, Kang and Lin look back on the character and dig into Han’s origin story.

Better Luck Tomorrow

Lin’s 2002 indie was loosely inspired by the 1992 Honor Roll Murder, where five high school students killed 17-year-old Stuart Tay, as they believed the student was trying to betray them in a future heist. In the movie, four disaffected Orange County teens band together to form a cheat sheet racket, earning extra cash and filling non-studying time with meaning. Ben (Parry Shen) is Ivy-bound and looking for more from life beyond school; Virgil (Jason Tobin) fills in as the hedonistic wildcard/best friend; and Daric (Roger Fan) is the valedictorian-in-waiting ringleader.

Virgil’s cousin, Han, rounded out the group as the de facto enforcer. Originally, he was supposed to be harder —”almost a stereotype of everything that is bad of Asian gangsters, a wannabe thug,” Kang describes. “I said, ‘I’m not sure if I’m into that.'”

Both broke at the time, Kang and Lin met at Denny’s to talk about the movie. Kang felt Han was “sparse” and asked to read for Ben. It was a small test for Lin, as Kang didn’t feel right for the lead. Sure enough, Lin didn’t see Kang as Ben, but really wanted him as Han — so much so Lin sought to “absorb as much Sung Kang as possible” to craft Han.

Kang developed a backstory that pitted him as more than the gangster-type. He saw Han as a truly American kid (“There’s no Asian-ness to him,” Kang says) with immigrant, working-class parents, including a mechanic father — hence the orange 1965 Ford Mustang. Han grasps the identity he fought to wear.

“He’s the one guy that doesn’t say a lot, but he has a presence, and he’s earned that Mustang,” Lin says. “He’s earned every Smokey Thingie he smokes. That was something that was very clear. It was very Sung-influenced, the character: I’ll own up to that for sure.”

The eldest of the group, Han parties and smoothly slips into a world of petty crime, but his actions are complemented with a humanity his crew didn’t quite possess. He avoids the more dangerous vices and actions of his peers and is the most emotionally wrought in the film’s aftermath.

“He has a heaviness to him. His life isn’t easy. Even smoking, I was like, ‘Why does he smoke?'” Kang asks. “It’s not to just be cool; I don’t think Han cares about being cool. He’s fighting for something. He’s fighting for purpose.”



Kang’s first major film role was a realized, complex person. And naturally, he thought that was a one-off. “I didn’t even know what the significance of Han was. Where could that character go?” he says. Fast & Furious was a mere blip on the fringes of his and Lin’s radars.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

A few years later, Kang was cleaning dishes in the restaurant he and his wife owned, since the washers didn’t show up. Lin called. It wasn’t necessarily for a role in Tokyo Drift — because there wasn’t one, Kang recalls — but to read and be seen in front a big casting director. Kang read for the lead, Sean, under no pressure. But Lin wanted to make it happen.

“When I was writing and creating the character, I had Sung in my head and I had Han in my head,” Lin says. “Very quickly, I realized, ‘Well I want Sung Kang, and I want Han.'”

After Lin showed off Han 1.0 in Better Luck Tomorrow and played Kang’s audition tape for the studio, Han 2.0 came to be.

The name’s the same, but Tokyo Drift‘s Han is richer, lonelier, calmer, and more mature. Lin imagines Han fled suburbia after the events of Better Luck Tomorrow and traveled through Thailand and Hong Kong before ending up in Japan’s capital. He serves a surrogate father to Sean and others in Tokyo, housing them in his garage. The two Hans’ worlds are completely different. “Fast & Furious Han lives in la-la land,” Kang says. “Han in Better Luck Tomorrow ate at McDonald’s, most likely. Han in Tokyo Drift could go to Nobu if he wanted to, but he chooses not to.”

He parcels out morsels of wisdom because he’s assured of what he wants. Allowing Sean to bust his fine-tuned car allowed him to learn the Arizona teen’s true character. “One car in exchange for knowing what a man’s made of?” Han tells Sean. “That’s a price I can live with.” Wealth and women filled his life, but were revealed as a veneer for his internal pain.

Han dies 75 minutes into Tokyo Drift, with little dialogue to work with. His habit of regularly reaching for munchies, an unscripted trait and replacement for cigarettes — something Universal leading characters don’t do — reinforced his memorability. “That’s something the Steve McQueens, the people I look up to, do,” Kang says. “Give me something to opposed to just standing there. It’s amazing how that translated onto screen.”

“What I think Sung brings is this complexity. He doesn’t overdo it. I feel like when he talks, those words mean something. And how he interacts, there’s something about it that was very much earned,” Lin says. “That coolness is earned. How he’s always eating or how he moves, it’s something he’s earned himself. To me, that’s what makes him intriguing to people.”

With death, Han seemed to finally be a part of Kang’s past. But Lin and the franchise didn’t make Kang return the keys just yet.

Joining the family

Franchise plot manipulation permitted Han to be in future Furious endeavors. Fast & Furious was released three years after Tokyo Drift, yet in the manicured timeline, the events of the film occur in the pre-Tokyo Drift days. That’s when Lin was trying to convince Diesel to make a cameo.

“We literally spent, I don’t know how many hours, by his poolside talking about the connection of [Han],” Lin remembers. “So much of what we talked about ended up in the Fast and Furious franchise. It was really cool, for the first time, a lot of those backstories came to life.”

A Han appearance in the Vin Diesel-directed short-film interlude, Los Bandoleros — and a blink-if-you-miss-it Fast & Furious turn — was just an amuse-bouche. Everything changed for Han, whom Lin envisions traveling the world after Better Luck Tomorrow and ultimately ending up in Costa Rica where h’s introduced to Dom, Letty, and the car culture. With the connection established, Han became a franchise regular. Life also swiftly changed for Kang.

“Before the Fast franchise, I’m just a regular dude trying to make a career. All of a sudden, you wake up and you’re Mickey Mouse,” he says. “That’s why I keep cutting my hair: I didn’t want to look like Han all the time. As I started getting older and the more detached I’ve become from the franchise, I realize, man, these fans, they support with their heart.”

Being called in by Dom and Brian (Paul Walker) in Fast Five instantly places Han on the level of Tej (Ludacris) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson). The new status ushered in an integral part of his character: the kindling romance between Han and former Mossad agent Gisele (Gal Gadot).

She sees through Han, pegging his oral fixation as a link to his life as a former smoker. They end up together after Fast Five and are seen in Hong Kong living on the run in Furious 6 and on the edge of settling down. “What Giselle represented was a partner in crime, someone that saw through everything, and there’s this deep connection,” Kang asserts. “When you lose somebody that truly makes you better, a soul mate, it affects people. Priorities change.”

A Han appearance in the Vin Diesel-directed short-film interlude, Los Bandoleros — and a blink-if-you-miss-it Fast & Furious turn — was just an amuse-bouche. Everything changed for Han, whom Lin envisions traveling the world after Better Luck Tomorrow and ultimately ending up in Costa Rica where h’s introduced to Dom, Letty, and the car culture. With the connection established, Han became a franchise regular. Life also swiftly changed for Kang.

“Before the Fast franchise, I’m just a regular dude trying to make a career. All of a sudden, you wake up and you’re Mickey Mouse,” he says. “That’s why I keep cutting my hair: I didn’t want to look like Han all the time. As I started getting older and the more detached I’ve become from the franchise, I realize, man, these fans, they support with their heart.”

Being called in by Dom and Brian (Paul Walker) in Fast Five instantly places Han on the level of Tej (Ludacris) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson). The new status ushered in an integral part of his character: the kindling romance between Han and former Mossad agent Gisele (Gal Gadot).

She sees through Han, pegging his oral fixation as a link to his life as a former smoker. They end up together after Fast Five and are seen in Hong Kong living on the run in Furious 6 and on the edge of settling down. “What Giselle represented was a partner in crime, someone that saw through everything, and there’s this deep connection,” Kang asserts. “When you lose somebody that truly makes you better, a soul mate, it affects people. Priorities change.”


Han’s legacy

Furious 7 bad Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is revealed as Han’s murderer, inciting the action of the most recent installment. The series caught up to 2013: Barring flashbacks, another shift in the Furious lineage, or spin-offs, Han is gone. Not like Letty gone, but genuinely buried in the ground. And Kang is cool with it. “People tell me, ‘Hey man, it sucks [they] killed [you] off and you’re dead,'” he says. “That’s what makes me happy. If Han didn’t die, I don’t think he would have had the impact.”

The impact of the character affected Kang, too. The more materialistic Han from his high school days grew up and into someone grounded, with realigned priorities, a transformation mirrored by the man who played him. “In a way, Han kind of paralleled my life,” Kang says. “I used to look up to all these superficial things that now have no value. To me [now], how do I wake up with purpose? How can I use the acting stuff, how can I use the car stuff to have purpose in life? Because time is short: it could be gone just like that. Look at Paul [Walker, who was killed in 2013 in a car crash]: Who knew?”

Fast 8 shot in Cuba this spring, another foreign locale for the cast to conquer. Kang pines to go due to the old autos on the island. The travel itself showed the influence of Han on the world: Before the character, Kang would be mistaken for Jackie Chan. Now people endearingly yell “Han.”

“With pop culture, you’re able to change people’s perceptions of a whole ethnic group,” he says. “They look at me, and go, ‘Dude, if you’re like this, other Asians must be cool and be able to chill and be part of the family.'”
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Oh my god I fucking hate this movie.
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Yeah that's uh... maybe not the best "first photo" to show? I honestly had to figure out who Han Solo was for a few seconds. Is that The Mother of Dragons in there too?
and if its going to be actors-photo-not-in-character, what the fuck with the poor guy playing Chewy?

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looks like the kid in the tan sweater is holding a bong...

which would explain why woody wasn't looking at the camera.
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TheBaxter wrote:looks like the kid in the tan sweater is holding a dong...

which would explain why woody wasn't looking at the camera.

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TheButcher wrote:‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoffs In the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

They should get Lawrence Kasdan to write the Han Seoul-Oh spin off origin movie.

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TheButcher wrote:‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoffs In the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

They should get Lawrence Kasdan to write the Han Seoul-Oh spin off origin movie.

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