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It’s inevitable that if you drag something out long enough and don’t deliver the goods, people are going to be left unsatisfied — and that’s just what director Ron Howard did when he revealed the title of the standalone Han Solo film.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017
Solo: A Star Wars Film is not only a very anticlimactic title, but it was also guessed by fans months ago when they found pictures of the crew’s merchandise.
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 17, 2017
SW: We’re proud to announce the title of the Han Solo standalone movie is ‘Solo’
SW Fandom: pic.twitter.com/pOp6YI6mxK
— 💀 Killah Ren 💀 (@Kleo_Ren) October 17, 2017
So what does a fandom do when hit with some not-so-newsy news? Well, they rip it to shreds.
The first of the jokes came from the connection to the popular red solo cups. Let’s have a party.
— Pete (@ThePeteAwakens) October 17, 2017
Next came the joke that the fandom cares more about the adorable porgs that premiered in The Last Jedi trailer than it does about a chaotic Han Solo prequel.
c’mon, Howard, just give the audience what it wants pic.twitter.com/YyKHsYXF9X
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 17, 2017
I consolidated everyone’s Han Solo movie title jokes into one image. pic.twitter.com/8yM0YJvYD3
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) October 17, 2017
But some took less conventional approaches to their teasing.
ron howard: we have a great name for the Han Solo movie
ron howard narrating: they didn’t pic.twitter.com/byAbqB6LWV
— tc (@chillmage) October 17, 2017
I’m surprised at all the hate for the completely sensible Han Solo title. I’m here to remind you it could have been a LOT worse. pic.twitter.com/lo0QjgHhDg
— Star Wars Explained (@StarWarsExplain) October 17, 2017
Like to personally thank Ron Howard for this photo that I’ll send to all of my friends when they ask if I’m bringing a +1 to their wedding. pic.twitter.com/RDFcEyKKzf
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) October 17, 2017
When someone asks the name of the new Han Solo prequel pic.twitter.com/kcemseNPqp
— Prequel Memes (@PrequelMemesBot) October 18, 2017
— TheGoldClaw (@TheGoldClaw) October 17, 2017
I can see it now.
Han defeats a random bad guy on Tatooine and he asks “Who are you?!”
Han turns around.
“SOLO, Han Solo. Captain of the Mi”
— boowyn 👻 (@taikaawaititi) October 17, 2017
But some thought the ire was unwarranted.
Nerds who say the title of the new Han Solo movie isn’t creative enough seem to forget that the title of their favorite movie is Star Wars
— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) October 17, 2017
The new Han Solo film is called ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ which is OK I guess but I was really pulling for ‘Star Wars: The Wrath Of Han.’
— Kendra Alvey (@Kendragarden) October 17, 2017
And other astute users pointed out the by prolonging the name reveal, Disney may have shot itself ever so slightly in the foot.
tbh I was still holding out that they’d just keep calling it “the untitled han solo film” https://t.co/YBJQXNXMIB
— Sarah Dempster 🚀 (@SarahDemp) October 17, 2017
me: hey! one ticket to solo please!
me: (sigh) one ticket to the untitled han solo film please
— nina (@genderpoIitics) October 17, 2017
Can’t wait for the film? Here’s a sneak peek.
The new Han Solo standalone film looks great, don’t worry guys pic.twitter.com/wwlKv4KZ84
— Haedox (@Haedox) October 18, 2017
Solo: A Star Wars Film will be in SA 25 May 2018.