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JJ Abrams has read the Han Solo script and says it’s ‘amazing’

February 24th, 2017 by Marc Comments

OK, so we got our first look at the cast of the now filming Han Solo standalone movie (above) a few days ago and, yes, dammit, we’re very excited.

But now JJ Abrams, the man who brought Star Wars back to life two years ago with The Force Awakens, says he has read the script of the Han movie and he’s very excited about it.

Speaking to FOX News, the director of The Force Awakens said: “I can tell you it is an amazing script and the cast is obviously extraordinary. It is fun to see it (Star Wars) live on in various forms and ways even five years ago I would have never imagined it would have continued and knowing what is coming up is even more exciting.”

Look, we know some of you didn’t like The Force Awakens for various reasons – the majority of these seem to be the reusing of motifs and plots strands (Death Star number three?! Really?!) but we loved it and there’s no denying it looked and felt like Star Wars and, given that Abrams is the man behind Alias, Lost, Cloverfield, Super 8 and much more, we’re taking his excitement as a good think…

Now to get Episode VIII out of the way so we an see what Solo and the crew can give us in 2018!

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel, and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner, and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on Arrival, Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release on May 25, 2018.

Source: SWU

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….