10 Reasons Han Solo is Basically a Texan in Space
If you ask most people who their favorite Star Wars character is, the odds of them naming anyone other than Han Solo are approximately three thousand seven hundred and twenty to one.
As a kid, I was obsessed with Darth Vader. Then the prequels came along and we found out that the scariest dude in the universe's weakness is sand, so I just couldn't see him the same way again.
As I got older and started really paying closer attention to the movies, it dawned on me that none of the movies outside of the OT has really found a core cast with as much chemistry as Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and Harrison Ford (Han Solo). Not only does their dialogue crackle when they're all together, but they just mesh so well on screen. It's as if they've been friends for years.
Luke Skywalker is the archetypal mythical hero through whom we live vicariously in the Star Wars Universe. He's the hero in all of us.
General Leia is the take-charge badass every great story needs. A lot of the time, she seems to be the only person who really knows what's she's doing in these movies.
Then there's Han Solo, the loveable space pirate. The guy is pure swagger, and when you stop to think about it, he's probably the closest thing to a Texan out there in that galaxy far, far away.
Let's take a look at 10 reasons Han Solo would fit right in here in the Lone Star State.