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“Chewie, we’re home.”
With three little words, Harrison Ford said exactly what every “Star Wars” fan had hoped to hear ever since that rager on Endor underneath the falling Death Star fireworks: Han Solo is back in business. It gets better, too. Not only is Ford reprising his role as the slickest smuggler in the galaxy for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” now we know we’re getting even more Han in the form of his own solo movie. (His own SOLO movie? Oh, this is going to be fun.)
Christopher Miller and Phil Lord of “The LEGO Movie” and “Jump Street” fame are getting behind the wheel of this proverbial Millennium Falcon, and now that we know who’s directing the thing, all eyes are on who’s taking on the role of young Han Solo.
The casting conversation is going to rage on until we have a final answer, so let’s just scratch one option off the list right away: Chris Pratt. He’s out.
It’s no disrespect toward Pratt. We love Pratt. Everyone loves Pratt. It’s a Chris Pratt world and we’re all just living in it, and loving it. We could prattle on about Pratt all day. Pratt Pratt Pratt.
So, it’s not about that. It’s about a few basic things that rule Chris out:
I know! I know. He even has history with Lord and Miller, too, having put his voice behind the lead role of their mega-hit “LEGO Movie.” And while everything about Chris Pratt is indeed awesome, there is such a thing as too awesome. See: Pratt as Han. So let’s abandon the idea now, and start looking forward to some other young up-and-comer getting the chance to make their big break.In fact, I think I found the perfect guy for the job…
…Burt Macklin, former federal agent turned Hollywood superstar. Lucasfilm, CALL ME.
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