The Empire Looms Large pic.twitter.com/IN7GiiJtXY
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 16, 2017
Ron Howard has seemingly tweeted out a pic of the Death Star interior from the set of his Han Solo movie. I hope that isn’t what it is, and that he is just throwing us off. Because as much as I love the Death Star, I am done with it. It has been featured in three of the eight Star Wars films. Four, if you count the brief scene with the plans in Revenge of the Sith, and five if we all agree that Starkiller Base from the Force Awakens is just a bigger Death Star. In other words, giant death balls have had plenty of Star Wars screen time. There has to be other stories to tell in the Star Wars Universe.
Not to mention it wouldn’t even make sense in this case. If Han had known about the Death Star, surely he would have told someone, or at least not been surprised when he saw it for first time in A New Hope. Plus I am sure he would have been a little more wary about taking a job from people not wanting to be caught by The Empire if he knew a massive murder orb was out floating around. It would screw up his whole origin story.
The Star Wars writers need to dig through their massive pile of scripts and throw out everything that has anything to do with massive balls shooting planet destroying beams. They can do better. So help me if the newly announced Obi Wan movie is just him trying to track down the plans to the Death Star from Dooku’s cronies. If that happens, I am only going to watch it once! JUST ONCE YOU HEAR ME!