There are some things you can count on Han Solo having with him at all times: a vest, charm, wit, and of course let’s not forget his trusty blaster. The legendary Star Wars character will be getting his own film as a part of the Star Wars Anthology Films or what some may know right now as the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film. Directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the solo film has yet to find a lead actor to play the pilot of the Millennium Falcon, “the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.”
Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) is the current frontrunner, with Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie The Eagle) also in consideration. Considering today is May 4, otherwise known as Star Wars Day, aside from the usual celebrations, there are a couple of teases that are being dropped here and there, and one of them has just been dropped on Twitter by Chris Miller, who posted an image of Solo’s signature weapon with an interesting hashtag. Check it out here below.
It really wouldn’t be much of a Han Solo film if he didn’t have his blaster by his side. While directors often post teasers and easter eggs, this one came with the quote: “Can’t wait to get ‘shooting'” followed by the #MayThe4thBeWithYou hashtag. The emphasis on shooting could just be a play on words. Oftentimes, shooting also means filming. Other than that, the image doesn’t tell us much other than it won’t have people playing Jedi Mind tricks on each other.
Or maybe there is more to this blaster than we think. For those who don’t know, Han Solo’s weapon of choice is the DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, a weapon that is considered one of the most powerful blaster pistols in the galaxy, delivering massive damage at close range; however, it overheats quickly.
Or maybe we are just reading way too much into this. Either way, we will keep you up to date should any developments come in.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film is scheduled for a May 25, 2018, release.