This article claims: "That wasn’t always the case, of course; when the project was announced, Solo — which, for the longest time, was referred to by some variation of the phrase “Untitled Han Solo Project,” before the title was revealed in October — was greeted with great excitement by the target demographic."
I did not see one person excited for the movie when it was announced.
Also, the article claims fans are now expecting Solo to flop and abandoning initial expectations, but I've yet to see anyone who's thoughts on the film has decreased over time.
__________________ "The Emperor had three-hundred years to break this man . . . and he never succumbed?"
This generation of SW fans don't give af about Han Solo.
__________________ "Vader's pulse and breathing were machine-regulated, so they could not quicken; but something in his chest became more electric around his meetings with the Emperor; he could not say how. A feeling of fullness, of power, of dark and demon mastery -- of secret lusts, unrestrained passion, wild submission -- all these things were in Vader's heart as he neared his Emperor. These things and more."