There are very few movies that are “needed.”

Documentaries that uncover corruption or even solve decades-old cold cases; Award-winning films that perfectly capture the world or a national climate and change our perceptions, opening our eyes to causes we might have ignored before - those types of films are “needed.”

So, no, a story following the adventures of a young Han Solo wasn’t “needed.”

But it was needed in the context of the Star Wars universe.

You see, since 1999’s The Phantom Menace (Episode I), Star Wars has been dealing with increasingly darker and more adult material, diverging further and further away from George Lucas’ original 1977 “Space Western” style.

 

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