June 1977: After I had seen Star Wars for the first time, and before I would ever know what kind of impact it would have on me, all I knew was that I wanted to be Han Solo.

About a year or so later, Star Wars books started to appear, and among them was Han Solo at Star’s End, the first of the original Han Solo Trilogy, by the late Brian Daley.

Since then, I had always imagined that they would make a movie about Han Solo and his early adventures.

Flash forward almost 40 years:

Anyone who says that no one wanted this movie made has never met me.  This, and the Jawas film/TV series, are two things that I’ve wanted from Star Wars since first seeing it when I was 10 years old.

I sound biased, but this could be the best Star Wars film since Rogue One.

You might say I’m more than a little excited about it.