A second trailer for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story is released giving fans their biggest look at the film yetAs Solo: A Star Wars Story enters its final phase of marketing, before its theatrical release late next month, we’re finally getting to see what Lucasfilm’s latest Star Wars anthology film really has to offer. After a publicly turbulent production, and of course the recent poster art copying kerfuffle, promotion for Solo has not been as in-your-face as one might expect for a Star Wars movie, and, putting two and two together, fans have been anxious to see how the upcoming prequel story will turn out. With a brand new trailer now online it seems we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the Ron directed film looks as though The Force is with it, rather than against it.
Despite its various setbacks and complications, Solo: A Star Wars Story has managed to keep its original May release date, unlike 20th Century Fox’s upcoming X-Men titles, and now that The Last Jedi is firmly in the studio’s rear view mirror the promotion for Solo can ramp up to full gear, which is what we hope the unveiling of the new trailer indicates.
The film’s plot sees a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) looking to make something of himself in the Galaxy’s criminal underworld, which he proceeds to do by joining with Tobias Beckett () who spurs Han on to carry out a big time job for a crime boss by the name of Dryden Vos. Namely, robbing the Conveyex train. The young Solo seems more lively and idealistic than his older Harrison Ford-looking self, and it doesn’t look like there’s anything he’d rather be doing than flying the iconic Millennium Falcon.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the trailer is what it tells us about the film’s tone, which melds classic sci-fi-space-adventure together with some western feels – particularly with that train robbing scene. Of course, it also looks like there’s a lot of fun to be had with the great back-and-forth shown between Han and Chewie that audiences have come to love, from which we learn here that the fan-favourite Wookiee is 190-years-old; “You look great!”, Han says. Atlanta star Donald Glover graces the screen as Lando Calrissian carrying himself as smoothly as we remember the Baron Administrator being in the original trilogy.
With not long to go until Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s release, it feels as though the new trailer has arrived just in the nick of time given the stream of not-so-positive headlines the film has suffered during production. Fans can certainly be a little more confident in Solo’s ability to deliver another worthwhile Star Wars prequel story, akin to Rogue One.
Solo: A Star Wars Story shoots into theatres May 24th