I know what you’re thinking, “Han Solo is the manliest of all men it makes sense we know his whole story! So why should Jeff Lebowski have a movie about his young self? He’s a lazy pothead loser!"I mean come on, it would be so cute to see Lebowski as a Nirvana obsessed, rug-hoarding class clown run around on screen for 90 minutes.
What Solo lacks is the Hilary Clinton factor:He’s not relatable. Yes he’s the ultimate warrior, not afraid to die, the best at his job, but with some ties to people that may raise an eyebrow or two or three. Solo needs to show his soft side,his Lazy Sunday side, if you will. Lebowski comes full throttle with those.
There’s also the issue of the best friend. Solo’s best friend growing up was Lando Calrissian, a manly fighter in his own right, not unlike Solo. But he has no depth. He’s all talk and when Darth Vader enters his realm, he immediately tattles on his friend like the little bitch he is. He’s a one-dimensional fake friend and Solo honestly doesn’t deserve better.
Now, on the other side of the spectrum we have Lebowski’s best bud. Vietnam vet Walter Sobchak. He is the most complex and intriguing character in both the Lebowski universe and the Star Wars universe. He is the perfect match for Lebowski as he is slightly aggressive and violent and has been known to pull guns on people at bowling alleys, but then again who doesn’thave the wild card in the friend group? It would be fascinating to see the roots of their friendship all the way up to adulthood.
Look, I’m not saying they’re shouldn’t be a young Han Solo movie, I’m just saying that I think Jeff Lebowski deserves to have his whole story told. We know what a young Han Solo movie would be. But a young Lebowski movie? The possibilities are truly endless.
What do you think? Does Lebowski deserve a movie about his young self?