Kathleen Kennedy, the producer for the Star Wars Story untitled movie on Han Solo, announced some exciting news today in an interview with Variety about the feel and aesthetic we can expect to see from the upcoming title; specifically as a result of hiring Alden Ehrenreich to play Han Solo, as well as Chris Miller and Phil Lord to direct the movie.
“This moves [the film] closer to a heist or Western type feel,” says Kennedy. “We’ve talked about (Frederic) Remington and those primary colors that are used in his paintings defining the look and feel of the film.” For reference, below you’ll find a couple of the paintings that Kennedy’s referencing. You don’t need to be an art major to see the use of primary colors Kennedy’s talking about. It gives the paintings a look of vibrancy and action.
Obviously we’re going to have to see what comes of the movie, but if Lucasfilms and Disney can make this work, this will be glorious. Han Solo is definitely a character we’d like to see in a Western movie, and he also works perfectly with a heist film.
Earlier this month, we learned that Donald Glover would be joining the cast as Lando Calrissian and that Emilia Clarke would play some unknown character. But that’s about all the actual information we have. Some say that the movie will take place around the same time period as Rogue One. Other rumors insist that the movie will discuss how Han Solo came to win the Millennium Falcon from Lando, or that it will feature the infamous Kessel Run which we all know was finished in 12 parsecs.
Either way, I just want this to be good. And the theme of the film seems to be a step in the right direction.