Since it was announced, Solo: A Star Wars Story has been mired in production issues. With a change in directors and coinciding reshoots, there has been a lot of doubt surrounding this film. But there’s also been a lot of excitement in waiting for our first look at this new Star Wars film. During yesterday’s barrage of Super Bowl commercials, we were given a glimpse at the movie with a short teaser spot.
Today during Good Morning America, Lucasfilm graced us with the first official teaser trailer and it told quite a bit more. In the trailer, we get proof that this will be a true origin story – we’ll see where Han Solo really came from. A voiceover, provided by Alden Ehrenreich, tells us that Solo has been running scams ever since he was a 10-year-old kid, being kicked out of the flight academy for having a mind of his own with a goal of being the best pilot in the galaxy.
The plot of the film is revealed by Beckett (Woody Harrelson), who tells Solo that he’s putting together a crew for what we can assume will lead us to a heist. There’s a shot of Solo getting ready for what looks like a showdown at high noon in which, Han will HAVE to shoot first.
We spend some time seeing how Ehrenreich looks and sounds in the role made uber famous and iconic by Harrison Ford, but we also get to know new characters like Qi’Ra (Emilia Clarke) who claims to really know what Solo is, and a new droid sitting in Chewie’s seat in the Falcon while Lando is in the captain’s chair. We’re also briefly introduced to a new alien character who looks to be joining Beckett’s crew as well and a quick glance at Thandie Newton’s still unnamed character.
The aesthetic of the film feels a lot more a part of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story than it does the newer Star Wars Saga, as it probably should since it’s a standalone film. From the Super Bowl spot and the official teaser trailer it feels and looks like we might actually get a look at the famed Kessel Run and the Spice Mines of Kessel. Fans are theorizing that Han might save Chewbacca and/or his family from slavery on Kessel, or perhaps this heist takes place within the Kessel Run. And when Beckett is recruiting Han, are we getting a look at his home planet of Corellia or is it a third planet (Mimban)?
Along with the trailer we were also gifted four brand new character posters that feature Han, Chewbacca, Qi’Ra, and Lando.
Han’s humor is there and the score provides a nice build and tension for some high stakes action. Expectations for this film will be at an all-time high by the time the movie hits theaters on May 25, 2018, as fans are once again divided on the merits of this movie.
What did you guys think of the Super Bowl spot and teaser trailer? Did it leave you wanting more? Let’s discuss in the comments below!