Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hey, Why So-lo? (Get It?)

For months now, Disney's troubled Young Han Solo movie has been shooting without an official title. Most have been referring to it simply as the "Untitled Han Solo Movie."

Welp, today Disney and director Ron Howard finally, at long, long last, revealed the movie's official title to the world. 

Really, Opie-Wan? After all this time, that's what you came up with? Oy.

That's gotta be the most generic and least interesting title they could have possibly come up with. Heck, it's not even a title, it's a TV Guide listing (ask your parents what that was, kids).

I have a feeling Howard forgot he had a meeting with the Disney brass to discuss the title and slept in late. He then sprang from bed, threw on some clothes and sped across town to the meeting. On the way he stopped at a traffic light, and jotted down this gem of a title on a fast food napkin he found on the floor of his car.

Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a series of Han Solo (and Chewie) novels, chronicling their days as smugglers before the events of A New Hope. They had titles like Han Solo At Stars' End and Han Solo And The Lost Legacy

Why not come up with a fun, pulpy title like that for this upcoming movie? Something like Han Solo And The Incident At Kessel Run? Or Han Solo And The Mystery Of Who Shot First? How about Han Solo And The Incredible Disappearing Directors? Something, anything besides the snooze-fest they chose.

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