An exciting new trailer has arrived for Solo: A Star Wars Story, showcasing plenty of new footage from the prequel film.
We’ll be getting Han Solo’s origin story in the upcoming picture, which finds the beloved scoundrel (Alden Ehrenreich) on a mission that has him meeting his future copilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), as well as acquiring the Millennium Falcon.
There’s always a tonne of pressure on Star Wars films, considering the massive, highly vocal fan base that awaits each entry with expectations at the ready, and Solo is certainly no different. It’s had a bit of a bumpy road to fruition, with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller being fired from the film with around three weeks of shooting left and Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) brought in to take over the helm. The film’s also following on from Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which, despite a very healthy $US1.3 billion box office return, was still met with polarising opinions from the fans.
The new trailer below is promising. On a visual level, the film’s looking quite impressive; cinematographer Bradford Young (Selma, Arrival) continuing to put in great work. The character work appears quite solid, too, with Ehrenreich seemingly on point with his take on the character Harrison Ford made his own, although it’s perhaps Glover as Lando that will likely be the standout. Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany’s intergalactic gangster, new robot character L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), some Chewie origins, epic-looking action, a fun tone; it’s exciting stuff, boding well for the film as it nears its Cannes premiere on May 15. Please be good.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, also starring Thandie Newton, Joonas Suotamo and Jon Favreau, will be arriving in Australia on May 24 and opens in the U.S. on May 25.
Synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a seres of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.