Teaser Trailer for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Starring Alden Ehrenreich
"I'm going to be a pilot… best in the galaxy." Disney + Lucasfilm have released the first full teaser trailer for Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo. This follows up the 30 seconds of footage Disney aired during the Super Bowl yesterday, and it gives us a very good look at what to expect. Solo hits theaters in May, which is now only three months away. The full cast includes Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian (so badass!!), plus Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Warwick Davis (of course), Clint Howard, and Joonas Suotamo returning as Chewbacca. Honestly, I think this looks great. There's some odd touches to this, but overall it looks like a fun space adventure with some awkward comedy. This music actually seems the weirdest to me.
Here's the first full trailer (+ poster) for Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story, direct from YouTube:
During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando years before joining the Rebellion. Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Oscar-winning American actor-turned-filmmaker Ron Howard, of the films Grand Theft Auto, Splash, Cocoon, Willow, Backdraft, The Paper, Apollo 13, Ransom, Edtv, A Beautiful Mind, The Missing, Cinderella Man, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, Angels & Demons, The Dilemma, Rush, In the Heart of the Sea, and Inferno previously. It was originally directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller, before they were replaced by Howard. The screenplay is by Jon Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan. Disney + Lucasfilm will release Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters everywhere starting May 25th, 2018 this summer. First impression? You excited?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
In & of itself, it wasn't a bad trailer. For someone who has paid attention to the BTS drama of its making... color me tentatively interested. Like a PP, Ron Howard has a good track record. But the push to get this out relatively on time after a major story overhaul makes me skeptical. Those kinds of projects seldom result in a good product.
VAharleywitch on Feb 5, 2018
With all that happened behind scenes, this teaser trailer was really good. I think I was only skeptical or uninterested more likely because I thought we didn’t need a Han Solo solo lol. But color me impressed: the visuals x aesthetics looks stunning (Bradford Young!!), Lawrence Kasdan knows the character, x Ron Howard is a good director. I’m more excited to see Donald Glover as Lando but I think there’s something interesting about Emilia’s character.
Brandon Cole on Feb 5, 2018
I agree with Alex that the music felt...off. And this doesn't feel like a Han Solo movie to me...it looks and feels like Star Wars....but Idk if I'm sold on the title character/actor. Those posters are pretty cool, with the exception of the Solo picture. Just looks....wrong. Maybe it's hard to replace Harrison Ford with a youthful pretty boy and I'm just not buying it. I'll probably be seeing it regardless. STAR WARS FOR LIFE!
THE_RAW_ on Feb 5, 2018
cuckoozey on Feb 5, 2018
Exactly. My. Thoughts.
ErrorSapiens on Feb 5, 2018
Hard to argue with you. I could also really use some time before being bombarded with more Star Wars. Couldn't this have waited until Christmas or something?
Mark on Feb 5, 2018
It almost has to be good, if not great. Howard's not going to mess this up, he's too experienced as a director. Heck, I would go see it just to see Emilia... The Kasdans' script might be good, too.
kitano0 on Feb 5, 2018
I'm the total opposite, Emilia Clarke is one of those actors I just can't stand at all. She is okay at best in GoT, but the movies I've seen with her, she is so god damn bad, like she has no range at all!!! Howard has the experience, but he has made some duds too. Justice League got help from Joss and that movie was a turd. Not that Joss has that much experience with movies, but he has been around movie making for quite some time. Solo likes good visually, but not feeling Alden at all. Music in the trailer is a misstep, felt like music from Batman v Superman trailer or something... Hope for the best, but won't expect more than an entertaining movie...
Enola on Feb 5, 2018
...but, she's so pretty!!! Hey, after seeing BR2049, I'm all in for being entertained..
kitano0 on Feb 5, 2018
My "problem" as you call it is already stated above, to me she has no range. She is like a blank canvas. She looks good, but that makes no difference when it comes to acting. She is an up and comer, I'll give her that.
Enola on Feb 6, 2018
Those Star Wars films just pile up. Well, one has to do something over summer time for entertainment ...
shiboleth on Feb 5, 2018
If they actually pull of the summer release, it'll be damn impressive.
DAVIDPD on Feb 5, 2018
Would have been a safer bet to have made this an original character not Solo. That being said...I'm interested .
Xerxexx on Feb 5, 2018
The only thing that seemed off to me was Alden Ehrenreich's voice as Han Solo... just sounded a bit whiny. Obviously only a few clips of him so we're not getting the full performance BUT, a bit concerned. That being said... don't mind how he sounds here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mrRDOMGBNg Excited for the movie, especially to see the Falcon in all its glory.
Verithin on Feb 5, 2018
Not that interested in seeing how Han became Han. Disney just have too much money.
Carpola on Feb 5, 2018
....but they'll show how Han made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs!! ...and they'll show how Han won the Falcon from Lando.... ...because we really need to SEE something we already know about
TheOct8pus on Feb 8, 2018
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