Solo: A Star Wars Story becomes a cheerful, jaunty adventure when “I’m Han Solo – Star Wars Kinect” is added to the trailer. The real Solo trailer dropped a few weeks ago, and fans have had a blast doing their own remixes and alternate versions. One such Solo trailer redo, for example, imagined Lone Starr from Spaceballs getting his own standalone film.
All last year, Star Wars super-fans fretted over news about Solo: A Star Wars Story and its troubled production. Things looked truly bleak when Disney and Lucasfilm fired original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the project. Enter Ron Howard, the veteran director tasked with pulling Solo back together and finishing the film. Seemingly endless reshoots ensued. With the film finally wrapping late in the year, fans began waiting and waiting for a trailer to arrive. When the trailer finally arrived, reactions were, of course, mixed. Now that footage from Solo has become available, fans are making the most of the opportunity to have some fun.
Shooptube got in on the act by releasing their own new Solo trailer that drastically alters the clip’s tone. The song they used, “I’m Han Solo,” comes from the game Star Wars Kinect. With the new music loaded into the trailer, Solo seems like a much less intense film. In fact, it seems downright giddy. See the clip above.
Solo: A Star Wars story has a trailer that’s clearly meant to sell the film as an adventure that mixes drama and fun. But when you replace the real music with the upbeat “I’m Han Solo,” the emphasis goes all the way over to fun. Reportedly, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were actually fired from the movie for having too much fun improvising on set. So, does that mean Solo will actually turn out to be a very serious movie? Not necessarily. According to writers Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the Coen Brothers’ very comical The Big Lebowski was actually a big influence on Solo. So, in the end, Solo could turn out more humorous than expected.
Whatever tone Solo ultimately strikes, audiences can bet fans will argue over whether or not the movie does justice to the character. Han Solo, of course, remains one of the most beloved of all Star Wars characters. Fans have waited a long time for Han to finally get an origin story. They’ve spent decades imagining legendary Solo exploits, only hinted at in previous movies, like the famous Kessel Run. As the backlash against Star Wars: The Last Jedi proved, striking what some perceive as the wrong tone for these stories can result in genuine anger. Putting it plainly, a certain nervousness has surrounded Solo: A Star Wars Story since the beginning. And nothing has happened yet to dispel that sense of anxiety.
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