More “Star Wars” Spin-Off Talk, Trailer Confusion

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has made a clarification regarding a potential Han Solo name change for the upcoming standalone spin-off movie about the “Star Wars” character.

Disney CEO Bob Iger raised eyebrows the other week when he said in a conference call that the film would show various things including “how Han got his name”.

Kennedy tells MTV that it was a simple misunderstanding on Iger’s part: “I’m not sure that that’s entirely what Bob meant. 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 (laughs).”

In the same interview, she was asked how close Lucasfilm was to announcing the third ‘A Star Wars Story’ spin-off which would be released in 2020 in the wake of ‘Episode IX’. She says:

“I think we’re getting close. My hope would be sometime around the summer. I never want to predict the creative process because it is its own thing, so we’re in the midst of those discussions right now.”

The quotes come as a well-edited comparison trailer has been going around matching up footage from several ‘Force Awakens’ trailers and the film itself to match the beats of the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.

The editor has made the point that the trailers are cut in a similar way in terms of shot length and content, but several outlets have mistakenly labelled it as direct comparison, even as the ‘Force Awakens’ trailer used in the example doesn’t actually exist – it’s a blending of the first two trailers and a shot or two never seen in any of the trailers (such as the one of Luke from behind).

Check it out for yourself below: