The Solo: A Star Wars Story TV spots are rolling in one after the next, each giving us a few more details about the film. In the latest, Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo is formally introduced to the Millenium Falcon, a ship Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian cautions needs "a particular type of pilot."
We also finally see just how high the stakes are, as Woody Harrelson's Tobias Beckett warns Han the people they are working with are not his "friends." Possibly, including the famously self-serving Calrissian.
If there is anything Solo's trailers and TV spots have gotten across it's that Han Solo was far more optimistic person in his youth. It looks like this film may teach us where he learned to be a bit more conniving and a fair amount more distrusting. In fact, Beckett literally ends the teaser saying, "There's a lesson to be learned here."
In an earlier teaser, Han and Chewbacca get better acquainted, and the cowboys-in-space theme is solidified with scenes from the train heist that appear to be central to the film. We even see Chewie and Han gambling, old saloon-style.
Early reactions continue to remain relatively positive for the latest Star Wars film, despite the drama involved in its production. But director Ron Howard — himself quite the optimist — may just have pulled off a spinoff/prequel about the franchise's most beloved character. We'll know soon enough.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Storystars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film opens May 25.