I’m sorry. I know I am supposed to be excited about this, but I’m just not. It has nothing to do with the fact that we going to essentially be served a Frankenstein of a movie comprised of portions of a film deemed salvageable by the executives, and whatever Ron Howard could add to “make it work.” It’s just that this was never a Star Wars film I wanted to see. I never want to see the Kessel Run, just like I didn’t want to see Han arguing with a younger Jabba the Hutt in the special edition re-release of A New Hope. His mysterious background is part of what makes him such an attractive character.

I guess that’s why I’m feeling the way I am. After spending two hours hammering the refresh on my computer last week until I had opening night tickets to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I’m left wondering if this is the first Star Wars film I might not bother to see on the big screen. The fact that they’ve gone and given it a super generic title like: Solo: A Star Wars Story. Well, at least they didn’t name it Han Solo: Twelve Parsecs To Infamy.

the Han Solo Star Wars movie hits theaters on May 25, 2018.

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