i dont disagree with you that story wise its probably not the best idea to do han solo's origin story however i do disagree with your statement that nobody wants it. i think A LOT of people want it, tons of people are excited for this movie simply because han solo (and chewy and lando etc) and im sure it will probably sell a ton of tickets. but i dont think it will perform very high in reviews
thats the same argument people use to justify the transformers movies though, isnt it?
transformers ALWAYS sells well. always. every time. even though they shit out the exact same garbage movie again and again. but are people really crazy about wanting those? i dont see anyone talking about how they can’t wait for the new transformers flick. it just sells well because of young boys who want to see shit explode during summer. in the han solo movie’s case, it would just sell well because it’s riding on nostalgia and because people think “oh look mom its a stam wams movie lets go see it!”
i’m tired of hollywood beating nostalgia horses to death and while i don’t completely oppose to a new star wars movie every year (i love this franchise please dont look at me), i just don’t want to see it riding solely on nostalgia, on old characters constantly returning and being the center of attention.
tfa was good because none of the pre established characters were the focus of the movie. we’ve already SEEN those. it’s time to move the fuck on