Lucasfilm has finally dropped the official trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. It seems like the creators of Solo: A Star Wars Story are starting at the beginning of Han Solo’s life and how he became the pilot we know and love in the original trilogy. In fact, we will finally get to see how Han Solo met Chewbacca and why he is the only one that understands him.
The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover a Lando Calrissian, Jones Suotama as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. We get to catch glimpses of what roles the other actors in the movie will be playing. For example, Harrelson appears to play a captain of some kind, putting together a team with Han Solo at the helm.
Clarke has a mysterious role still, but her character states in the trailer that she is the only one that knows what Han Solo is. Such a statement is vague enough to refer to anything from Han Solo’s inherently good nature or perhaps his bloodline is more important than we thought.
Solo: A Star Wars Story seems to be a new take on the world of Star Wars, much more rogue-like and fixated less on the war between the Empire and the Rebels. Such a focus away from the main conflict that defines the series would do much to build the world of Star Wars into something more cohesive, something with rules and people who are more than their function as a plot device, hero, Jedi, Rebel, or villain.
The film has settled on director Ron Howard (Apollo 13), after going through two directors due to “artistic differences” and disagreements with the producers. Howard is working with a screenplay written by Jon and Lawrence Kasdan (Silverado). The title refers to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, making these spin-offs a kind of sub-series to the main episodes.
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