10 Big 2018 Movies You Should Be Worried About

9. Han Solo

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Reason To Be Worried: It could ruin the mystique of the title character.

The Han Solo movie, more so than Rogue One, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, has generated more divisiveness among fans than any Disney-era Star Wars movie.

This mostly stems from people not wanting anyone other than Harrison Ford to embody the character - which is a completely understandable stance - but another major cause for concern revolves around Solo's charm, and that air of mystique he carries, reinforced by his unspoken backstory.

He is Han Solo when we first meet him in that cantina on Mos Eisley - but this new spinoff could ruin that by revealing too much about his past.

A tweet sent out by The Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz got fans even more worried, with Disney CEO Bob Iger apparently confirming that the movie will see Han "getting his name".

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy would later clarify these comments, stating that "there’s more to Han Solo’s name, but it’s not that it’s not his name. It’s obviously his name. It will always be his name.”

The thing is, she didn't actually say that Han Solo is his birth name, or that it's his name at the start of the story. The movie could very well have a cheesy moment where Han sees the word 'solo' float by on a crisp packet and chooses to adopt it as his moniker. Or, he realises he's better off alone, and incorporates that notion into his name.

We're obviously joking, but you get the point.

Disney hasn't yet let us down with their Star Wars movies, so there is reason to remain hopeful - but it's also hard not to worry that one of the greatest characters in film history will be given the Anakin Skywalker prequel treatment, which didn't exactly help our perception of Darth Vader.

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