Lucas was never writing it, he hired Kasdan to start writing a first draft circa 2012. And that's for the best, because Kasdan is a far better writer than Lucas.
If Lucas had wrote this it would be far worse, the movie is apparently half decent, but apparnently that's not good enough for the anal retentive portion of Star Wars fans.
It's just not an appealling concept ... and the concept is Lucas'. Not enough people want to see young Han Solo. He did Young Indiana Jones in the 80s too and that didn't work well either. The prequels already showed "seeing characters you loved when they're young!" doesn't create a dramatic story on its own.
Disney doesn't need your advice on how to run their business, they're doing just fine.
Oh cool, so you're telling me Lucas had even less to do with it?
Most likely would have been bad, on that we agree. But at least it would have been Prequel bad and not worse.
There are literal books on this, so you can just be wrong about this one. Han Solo is up there as one of the most pivotal characters in Star Wars lore, so the idea that no one is interested in his story is patently wrong.
No, they don't need my advice. They're smart enough to see a trend by themselves, and when she continues to berate her fanbase, she'll get the boot. This isn't me saying "they should", this is a fundamental understanding as someone who has people working under them: when someone consistently performs below expectations, replace them with someone who can meet those expectations.
Han Solo is a cool character ... but that doesn't fucking mean his childhood/teenage years is
2.) Watching the character played by someone else other than Harrison Ford is compelling.
It was a bad idea from the get go and it is Lucas' idea, just like Young Indiana Jones was, and that also was not a big crowd pleaser. I don't care how Han Solo meets Chewbacca, or how cute Anakin was as a kid, or that Obi-Wan had a pony tail when he was young ... all this shit is stuff Lucas thinks we're going to find wildly interesting, when in actuality it isn't.
I don't doubt the film is decent, it's probably about Ant-Man quality, but it's also like "what's the point of this?".
Kathleen Kennedy is going to be producing Star Wars films for years to come, you're just going to have to accept that. You can bold that all you want too.
The main thing that will likely happen now is the Obi-Wan movie and Boba Fett movie likely are going to be put on ice IMO. SW is not Marvel, we don't need a movie for every second character, they will likely have to re-evaluate these "one-off" movies much more carefully.
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