The Han Solo Movie Has "By Far the Best Star Wars Script" Ever, Says Concept Artist

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 2:02PM
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Star Wars: Han Solo
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 2:02PM
The Han Solo Movie Has "By Far the Best Star Wars Script" Ever, Says Concept Artist
The Han Solo prequel film has inspired a polarized reaction in the Star Wars fandom, and is probably viewed with more skepticism than any of the other upcoming Star Wars films. But Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig wants to reassure fans that it's going to be an amazing movie, and possibly even the best Star Wars movie yet.

McCaig spoke to fans at a recent Art and Industry of Imagination conference in New Zealand, and discussed Lawrence Kasdan's script for the film, which was co-written by his son, Jon Kasdan:
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"[Han Solo is] by far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that I have ever read," he said at the conference (paraphrased by Star Wars News Net). "I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script. You're in for a treat."
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To be fair, McCaig is obviously biased. Not only was he a concept artist on The Force Awakens, as well as the prequels, but he will likely work on future movies, as he is still involved in the Star Wars universe enough to provide this type of intel. In fact, if he's already read the Han Solo script, there's every chance he's working on the concept art for that movie. But still, it's one thing to reassure fans that it's a "good" script, it's quite another to make the audacious claim that it's the best one yet. Even if he's only referring to the prequels on (since he didn't work on the original trilogy), that still means he thinks it's better than The Force Awakens, which had its flaws but was still undeniably well-received among most fans and critics. 

So we'll take this quotation with a grain of salt, but remain cautiously optimistic. After all, no one knows the characters better than Kasdan, and the casting of the relatively unknown, but clearly talented Alden Ehrenreich is extremely promising. Hopefully this movie will live up to McCaig's praise and won't tarnish our memories of everyone's favorite space cowboy.

The Han Solo prequel is currently scheduled for May 25, 2018.
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