We heard yesterday that we might have to wait a little longer to see the young Han Solo Star Wars Story movie. While you’re waiting, why not check out this nifty fan film that gives a little taste of just how fun a pre-A New Hope Han Solo film could be?
Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Trade—directed by Keith Allen and written by Allen, Jared Bell, and Nathan Nauert—follows Han a few years before the events of the original trilogy, as he attempts to swindle cards, blast his way out of his troubles, and make a living as a swarthy smuggler.
It’s short, but it hits all the quintessential Han Solo-y vibes—deals gone awry, cantina room brawls, and yes, beloved wookiee partners-in-space-crime. Jamie Costa as the titular young smuggler isn’t half bad at emulating the swagger and drawl of a young Harrison Ford, either. Considering it’s looking like Lucasfilm’s Han spinoff won’t be out till nearer the end of 2018, you’ve got plenty time to put this on loop and get in the mood.