Han Solo Star Wars Movie Will Feel Like a Western

Han Solo Movie Western

Variety has been running a series of in-depth looks at Disney’s operations and specifically the impact of Lucasfilm and Star Wars on the company. The coverage centers around an interview with Disney chariman and CEO Bob Iger, but also talks to other influential decision makers within the Disney ranks.

One of those people is Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, charged by George Lucas and Iger to lead a new generation of Star Wars films. Kennedy was asked specifically for details about the new Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film starring Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke, and offered a first glimpse into what we can expect.


“This moves closer to a heist or Western type feel,” Kennedy told Variety. “We’ve talked about [Frederic] Remington and those primary colors that are used in his paintings defining the look and feel of the film.”

Remington was a painter made famous for his depictions of the old west. His paintings have a distinct watercolor-esque color palette to them which is what Kennedy is referring to.

Formulating the Han Solo movie based on the western genre is a direct nod to how we first met the scoundrel and future Rebel general. Solo’s character is based off the gunslinger archetype, discovered by Luke and Ben in a futuristic watering hole modeled after seedy and dangerous Old West saloons.

Solo shot Greedo first because that’s what a gunslinger does. Maybe we’ll get to see that archetype reintroduced in the Han Solo movie.

Source: Variety

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