Alden Ehrenreich takes on the role of the iconic Han Solo, but there’s a slew of familiar and brand new characters that add a different flavor to this new film than previous Star Wars iterations.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, like 2016’s Rogue One, is disconnected from saga films like The Phantom Menace, A New Hope, and The Force Awakens.
Gambling, scraps, races, shoot-outs, heists and the Millenium “f**king” Falcon are all on offer here. “Everything you’ve heard about me is true”, he grins at Han Solo and we can believe that he’s flirting with him as much as he flirts with every female that comes within his radius.
In any case, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” promises to be a major box-office draw upon its release May 25.
Win an unreal holiday to Italy right here. In the trailer, Han and Chewie bicker like Riggs and Murtaugh from “Lethal Weapon”.
According to Lucasfilm, the Falcon in Solo is “the closest we’ve ever seen to what a brand new or well-taken care of version of a Corellian freighter would look”. Supporting players in the case include Paul Bettany, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and more.
“190 years old?” Han asks, translating Chewbacca’s response for the viewer. Or will it be the first live-action Star Wars movie to outright underperform?
It is clear from the trailers that have been released so far that Han is a good driver and a pilot, and wants to be the best, even trying his luck working for the Empire.
We still have a lot of big questions about Solo: A Star Wars Story, but this new trailer definitely does a great job raising our excitement level for it. I did imagine what kind of a film we’d have seen if Phil Lord and Christopher Miller stayed on as directors.