Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Breakdown

Last night brought the debut of the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which featured almost entirely new footage from the forthcoming origin story of everyone’s favorite scoundrel. So far, the footage from the latest one-off story that takes place in a galaxy far, far away hasn’t been overwhelmingly impressive, but it hasn’t been downright terrible either. The latest trailer is more of the same: it looks like a purely entertaining sci-fi western, but there’s the concern that Alden Ehrenreich isn’t being showcased all that much in a movie that’s supposed to be about his character.

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solo posters

The Solo: A Star Wars Story posters continue their trend of giving off a funky pop-punk vibe with the latest international character posters. But this time, they won’t run the risk of plagiarism.

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Solo millennium falcon standee

What would it be like to ride in the cockpit alongside Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian? You’ll probably never know, but at least you’ll get a little taste of it thanks to a new Solo: A Star Wars Story cardboard standee.

The Solo Millennium Falcon standee was revealed by Disney last week, previewing the cockpit of Han Solo’s famous spacecraft just as it’s about the jump into hyperspace.

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solo millennium falcon

Long before Luke Skywalker rudely called the Millennium Falcon “a piece of junk,” it was a sleek, clean vessel. Or at least, it was before Han Solo gets his hands on it in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story prequel film.

Fans of the iconic spacecraft might have noticed how wildly different the Falcon was in the Solo trailer — white, shiny, and lacking its distinguishable mandibles. Now, we get to find out why the starship looks so completely different, and how it slowly transforms into the “piece of junk” we all know and love.

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solo a star wars story trailer debut

Update: It turns out that everyone was one day off. It now looks like the Solo trailer will debut on Good Morning America this Monday, February 5. Our original article follows.

“Where’s the Solo trailer?” has been the resounding question in the sci-fi fan community for the past few months. The Star Wars standalone film is merely four months away from release, and we haven’t heard a peep out of Lucasfilm or Disney — highly unusual for a tentpole film in one of the biggest franchises in the world.

Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a troubled journey to the big screen and the silence around the film is just as concerning as the behind-the-scenes tales of production woes. But new reports suggest that we finally have a (probable) release date for the Solo trailer: the Super Bowl.

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Donald Glover Lando

Donald Glover was on a panel for the second season of Atlanta for the Television Critics Association. After the panel, he spoke with reporters further, including about his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Glover revealed a shot that director Ron Howard will be the first to capture of the Millennium Falcon.

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solo first look

Update: Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed to us that this art was not created by them for the movie and are not aware of its origins. We have added thoughts on its potential origins below.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is supposed to open in just a few months and Lucasfilm has yet to unveil a trailer. Or a teaser. Or even a proper photo of the cast in-character. We haven’t even seen an official look at Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo yet! Sure, this is all because of the troubled production and the extensive reshoots, but it’s been giving Star Wars fans grey hairs.

But now, international promotional art showing off the film’s characters has arrived online and it gives us a look at Han, Lando, Chewbacca, a new mystery character, and the Millennium Falcon.

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han solo gangster movie

There are five months remaining until Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, but we don’t know much about it beyond its star-studded cast and its highly publicized behind-the-scenes troubles. That, and the bold claims that the cast and crew have been making during the press rounds as they try to describe the film as vaguely as possible (because Disney snipers are watching). Is it a heist film? A space western? A comedy?

Let’s add “gangster film” to that growing list of superlatives. Paul Bettany, who joined the Han Solo prequel shortly after Ron Howard stepped on as director, has some enthusiastic descriptions that may give us a clearer picture of the film as the hoopla over Star Wars: The Last Jedi cools down and the anticipation for Solo heats up.

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Lord and Miller Solo firing

It’s still the biggest geek news item of the year: original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and replaced with Ron Howard. The news that Lucasfilm has a heavy hand in Star Wars is noting new – Kathleen Kennedy reportedly clashed with J.J. Abrams during Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Gareth Edwards’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story underwent significant reshoots. But Lord and Miller were the reason many people were excited for a Han Solo spin-off. Their reputation as miracle workers preceded them.

After months of silence, the duo behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street have finally addressed the Max Rebo in the room. Here’s more on the Lord and Miller Solo firing, straight from Lord and Miller themselves.

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paul bettany han solo

If you’re a /Film reader, you’re probably familiar with the messy production of Solo: A Star Wars Story by now. We’ve written about the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the hiring of Ron Howard to finish the movie, how actor Michael K. Williams could not return for the reshoots, and how Paul Bettany stepped in to take his place. Now, we’ve reached the point where we can start talking about Solo as an actual movie and not something that is totally on fire.

Case in point: we can now talk a little about who Bettany is playing in the movie.

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