Alden Ehrenreich Describes ‘SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY’ As A Biopic

With Solo: A Star Wars Story slowly approaching its release, fans and audiences have been anticipating the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga that elaborates on events that precede the Original Trilogy. In addition to the general public being excited about what is essentially a Han Solo origin story, some of the cast and crew are looking at the film with an optimistic mindset. Notably, Alden Ehrenreich, who plays the titular character, has conveyed his enthusiasm saying that the film will be a biopic for the iconic protagonist.


In an interview with Kinowetter, Ehrenreich praises Solo for being a wonderful adventure movie that is also character-driven in ways that are uncommon for the genre. Furthermore, he highlights that the movie will focus on how Han will become the rebellious character that is present in the original Star Wars, which explains his comparison of the movie to a historical biopic. The full quote can be seen below:

“I think this movie is a great adventure story, and it’s a great adventure story that’s kind of a biopic in the way of a fictional character. So you’re watching this story unfold and enjoying the high excitement of that. And then at the same time, there’s more of a focus on character and how [Han] changes, I think, than you typically get in that kind of movie.”

Ehrenreich’s comments are intriguing because based on the trailers, Solo seems to function more like an ensemble piece than a biopic. However, perhaps this was done so that audiences would get first impressions that the most significant characters would not just be Han. If all that was revealed was that the movie would only be the title character, then it would seem like no one else is important to his story, which is certainly not the case. Time will tell if the trailers accurately depict the final product.

Stay tuned for more Solo: A Star Wars Story news in the future and be sure to tweet your thoughts at @superbromovies.

Mark Tan

Source: Kinowetter (via Comicbook)

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released on May 25, 2018.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, and Donald Glover.

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