Check out the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story

midian182

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Disney has launched a new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars story, giving us an idea of what to expect from the movie and our best look yet at a young Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover.

The first Solo trailer, which launched back in February, wasn’t loved by every Star Wars fan, but this new clip is a definite improvement. We get to see Woody Harrelson as Beckett—Han’s mentor—along with Han’s childhood friend, Qi’ra, played by Emilia Clark—best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. There's also a slew of new aliens and some very cool battle scenes.

Much like Rogue One, Solo stands apart from the main Star Wars saga, though it does feature some of the universe’s most beloved characters, including a 190-year-old Chewbacca, along with famous ships such as the Millennium Falcon and TIE fighters.

Creating the story of a young Han Solo, who is portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich, hasn’t been an easy project, having suffered several production problems. Around four months after shooting began, original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, were fired over “creative differences” and replaced by Ron Howard. Their exit reportedly came after constant clashes with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Howard is said to have made several changes, which include weeks spent reshooting certain scenes.

Hopefully, Solo will be as enjoyable as the excellent Rogue One, despite the behind-the-scenes issues. We’ll find out if it is closer to Attack of the Clones than The Empire Strikes back when it releases on May 25, with the premier taking place at Cannes ten days earlier.

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Uncle Al

TS Evangelist
Sooooooo ...... you have to wonder how far they will go with these "I was there" stories. I'm waiting for the story line on that little robot that looks like a motor car that always seems to be running around inside the big ships. Does he keep a personal log about how many people he's tripped? Does he make digital pictures looking up people's legs? Has he ever accidently run off one of the landing platforms and how did he get back home?

Ohhhhhh ..... very advanced stuff. I'm sure you'll read all about it in one of the upcoming National Enquirer's ....
 
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avioza

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The actors playing Han and Lando seemed very flat emotionally, no charisma. If the handpicked scenes for the trailer reflects that, this does not bode well.
 

richcz3

TS Enthusiast
Disney owns both Star Wars and Marvel yet the Star Wars franchise has had nothing but troubled productions that ultimately prove to be divisive to the fan base. Solo needs to tank badly in order to get Kathleen Kennedy promoted as far away from decision making on future productions as possible.