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Kathleen Kennedy clears up the whole Han Solo’s name kerfuffle AND says next standalone movie close to being announced

April 18th, 2017 by Marc Comments

A while ago it was reported that Disney head Bob Iger said that the new Han Solo movie would explain how he got his name (here).

At the time there was a bit of a backlash as people were upset because he was always called Han Solo and why would he be called anything else, although we argued that that wasn’t what Iger meant, but rather how Han got his name as the Galaxy’s greatest smuggler.

And it seems we were right.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, speaking to MTV (full video below) said of the confusion: “I’m not sure that that’s entirely what Bob [Iger, Disney CEO] meant. There’s more to Han Solo’s name, but it’s not that it’s not his name. It’s obviously his name. It will always be his name.”

Well, that’s that all cleared up, then. Now we just have to wait for the movie to hit on May 28th next year.

As for the next standalone movie? Well, she also says they’re getting close and she’d hope to see the announcement around the summer time…

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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….