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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s been a rough week for the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were unexpectedly removed from the production, and in their place, Lucasfilm placed veteran filmmaker Ron Howard in their place. Without a doubt, spirits are a bit low regarding the film and the Star Wars spinoff films in general, but luckily that’s not what we’re here to talk about today.

This latest report comes courtesy of That Hashtag Show. According to them, we may see one familiar slimy piece of worm-ridden filth pop up in the film in a very important role. They say that Jabba the Hutt himself was in the early version of the film, and that despite the change in leadership they don’t really expect to see Jabba leave.

This news, if true, seems to be very much in keeping with what Disney has been trying to achieve with these spinoff films. Now, this is only my opinion, but I think this is a damn shame. Rather than let them stand completely on their own, they seem content to fall back on all the stereotypical things that they think fans would want. Han Solo? Check. Lando? Check. The Falcon? Check. Jabba? Check.

Rather than really delve into the heart of what makes Han Solo tick, it almost feels like they’re just going through the motions of putting to screen all the things that were mentioned in other films. Now, that’s not to say this is a bad move — it’ll likely make them a lot of money. Hell, it may even be a great film (I did really enjoy Rogue One), but the approach, in my opinion is a bit lazy and pandering.

What do you think? Does news of Jabba the Hutt joining the film fill you with confidence? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.