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A Han Solo Story casting call the Modal Nodes and The Max Rebo band would appreciate!

We recently received word that the untitled young Han Solo film has been casting a lot of various roles. One of the more interesting lists of characters needed to populate Han Solo’s universe pertains to the attempt to grab a lot of musicians for various sequences in the movie. They’re looking for skilled musicians for all kinds of instruments.

Here is the rundown:

  • Bass Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Spanish Guitar
  • Violin
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Congas
  • Bongos
  • Bamboo Sticks
  • Glass Bottle
  • The Spoons
  • Claves
  • Steelpan
  • Maracas
  • Cuatro
  • Concertina
  • Jawbone

We either visit a lot of cantinas, casinos, and seedy places in this film or they’re casting the Star Wars equivalent of the band Chicago. I’m a fan of the Modal Nodes (aka The Cantina Band in A New Hope),The Max Rebo Band in Return of the Jedi, and The Maz’s Castle Band from The Force Awakens. They all laid down some sweet jams that featured music from our planet but often times with a nice eccentric twist once removed from our reality for one reason or another (usually the performers).

Wouldn’t it be cool if this Han Solo movie gave us more original songs from the galaxy far, far away than those three films put together?

The Han Solo film starts filming early next year. Yes, you live in a time and place where you will be seeing a new Star Wars film next week, they’re making a Han Solo film, and they’ve already filmed Episode VIII. What a time to be alive and a Star Wars fan!


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