Solo A Star Wars Story Ticket Sales

For awhile, Star Wars fans were worried whether Solo: A Star Wars Story was going to turn out all right. When directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were removed from the production and replaced by Ron Howard, there was a lot of concern whether the movie was going to live up to the legacy of Star Wars and one of the most beloved characters in the galaxy. But it sounds like fans aren’t nearly as worried as they used to be, because ticket presales have soared past almost all of the biggest-selling movies of the year.

Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets went on sale just in time for Star Wars Day on May 4th, and within the first 24 hours, the smuggler’s origin story doubled the ticket presales of Black Panther. The Star Wars spin-off sold enough tickets to have the second-best first day of presales in 2018. Read More »

solo sequels

Ron Howard has confirmed something you probably could’ve guessed for yourself: if Solo: A Star Wars Story breaks the bank at the box office, get ready for some Solo sequels. Star Alden Ehrenreich previously confirmed he signed for multiple Star Wars films when he took the lead in Solo.

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With a new Star Wars prequel film set to open in theaters soon, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the decades of films, TV shows, comics, novels, and video games that came before it. But now you don’t have to worry about perusing the deep archives of Wookieepedia to learn about the history of the Star Wars universe. A new video compiles the complete Star Wars canon timeline in less than 30 minutes.

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Star Wars by nature is an amalgam of cinematic inspirations. So it’s no surprise that the franchise’s newest standalone film has some homages of its own. Ron Howard‘s Solo inspirations range from crime movie classics to his very own racing movie. The director of Solo: A Star Wars Story revealed the movies that went into making the latest Star Wars anthology film.

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Solo a Star Wars Story Clip

May the Fourth be with you! It’s officially Star Wars Day, and to celebrate, Disney and Lucasfilm have put tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story on sale today. But that’s not all.

A new Solo A Star Wars Story clip has surfaced online featuring a fantastic exchange between Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Chewbacca. Meanwhile, a new Solo TV spot focuses on the playful rivalry between Han and his fellow scoundrel Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Plus, the whole gang assembles for a couple new posters and images from the film. Check them all out below. Read More »

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solo box office tracking

We know general audiences are interested in the ongoing Star Wars saga movies, but will they be willing to dip back into a galaxy far, far away for the origin story of one of the franchise’s most recognizable characters? Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters later this month, and projections are already rolling in for how the film will perform at the box office. Spoiler alert: it’s probably going to do pretty well. So well, in fact, that could even top Memorial Day box office records.

Keep reading for the latest Solo box office tracking numbers.
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Solo A Star Wars Story Chewbacca Featurette

We’ve got just a few weeks left until we find out whether Han Solo’s origin film is worth a damn when the spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters. Until then, you can bet Lucasfilm will be on a marketing blitz to convince all those Star Wars fans who aren’t yet on board, but perhaps more importantly, all those general audiences who need a little more convincing to buy a ticket to see this one in theaters. And who better to do that than everyone’s favorite Wookiee?

A new Solo: A Star Wars Story featurette has surfaced online focusing on Han Solo’s co-pilot Chewbacca. This movie will reveal how the buddies came into each other’s lives, and that means Chewbacca is more prominent than he’s ever been before. But according to the Solo cast and crew, that has turned him into a little bit of a diva on set. Read More »

Star Wars with Arrested Development Narration

Ron Howard has a history with George Lucas that goes all the way back to the director’s early work on a coming of age drama called American Graffiti. But it would take another 45 years before Ron Howard would become enveloped in the filmmaker’s most famous creation: the Star Wars universe.

Solo: A Star Wars Story brought in Ron Howard to take the helm of the Han Solo origin story after the young duo of Phil Lord & Chris Miller didn’t deliver what Lucasfilm was hoping to see out of the spin-off. To further immerse himself in the Star Wars universe, Ron Howard took the time to provide some of his signature Arrested Development voiceover for the Star Wars saga. Read More »

Star Wars Influenced by Dam Busters

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films that inspired George Lucas’ iconic universe. In this edition: the British World War II drama The Dam Busters)

When George Lucas set out to make the original Star Wars film, there were things he wanted to do on film with special effects that had never really been done before. At least not on the level Lucas needed to make Star Wars sing. So where did he turn for inspiration? World War II movies.

Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz once explained, “Before the storyboards were done, we recorded on videotape any war movie including aircraft that came up on television, so we had this massive library of parts of old war movies – The Dam BustersTora! Tora! Tora!The Battle of BritainJet PilotThe Bridges of Toko-Ri633 Squadron and about forty-five other movies. We went through them all and picked out scenes to transfer to film to use as guidelines in the battle.”

One film that has much more prominence than others is The Dam Busters. It’s a 1955 British film directed by Michael Anderson. It’s the real-life story of an Royal Air Force (RAF) raid to destroy three dams deep in German territory during World War II. Where many of the other films might have only had shots lifted for use in the pre-visualization process, The Dam Busters offered a lot more to George Lucas than that. Read More »

solo video

A new Solo featurette offers you the chance to take a very entertaining tour of the Millennium Falcon with the new Lando Calrissian himself, Donald Glover. Learn all about the many accoutrements of the ship, including a Wookiee Cookie Jar and, of course, a cape room.

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