Why does Solo: A Star Wars Story need a romance again?


Here’s the problem with Solo: A Star Wars Story: Han Solo is a hermit who flirts with one girl then gets nervous about it. So we don’t want your not-Han and Leia love story.

In the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, there’s very clearly some kind of romantic storyline between Emilia Clarke’s character, Qi’Ra, and Han Solo. The problem? Han Solo is not this suave man you all think he is.

Or, I’m sorry, let me rephrase: He’s not the suave ladies’ man that men think he is. Most women recognize that he’s a bumbling idiot who lived alone with his literally furry friend before joining the rebellion because a pretty princess liked him. So this love story, at least to me, is very out of character.

Han Solo is seen very differently by men and women. I’m not saying that in a bad way, just as fact. Most of the time, men see Han as this ladies’ man. They want to be this space pirate they fell in love with as kids. But the reality is that Han Solo had one friend … and then he had Lando.

Other than that, he was alone. And if you believed that Han Solo wasn’t alone then you’re just as bad as the people he swindled out of money. Again, I love Han but I think most of his charm comes from the fact that he flirts with Leia and then gets angry when she gives it right back to him.

He’s awkward, he’s weird, and he’s the best pilot in all of space. I mean, he did complete the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs. Just don’t act like he was a ladies’ man who knew anything about picking up women.

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If he did, it wouldn’t have taken him years to kiss Leia Organa.