After a very short tease for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ during Super Bowl LII,’ Lucasfilm and Disney have released the full version on ‘Good Morning America.’ Was it worth the wait?
Fans have been rightfully apprehensive ever since the revelation that original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were unceremoniously fired after most of the filming of the movie was already done. While the announcement that the film would now be completed by famed director Ron Howard seemed to be a wonderful consolation prize, it did give people pause. How much of each director’s work would end up in the final product and how would it mesh together considering their different directing styles? (Yeah, I’m looking at you “Justice League’).
Now we finally get a proper first look at the movie with the release of the full trailer! Was it worth the wait and worry? You decide!
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,”
an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring
escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his
mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey
that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Seeing Alden Ehrenreich playing Han Solo can be a bit unsettling as the character has been made so famous by Harrison Ford. You can’t help but head to comparisons, but the film seems to have put a lot of emphasis on Solo’s trademark arrogance and swagger. Snippets really shouldn’t be used to determine how well Ehrenreich is in the role – especially one as iconic as Solo – so it may be best to leave that judgment until the full film is released in May.
As for the rest of the cast, Donald Glover really does seem to easily slide into the role of Lando Calrissian and seeing Chewbacca with Han just brings all kinds of nostalgic feels.
All in all, this line from the film seems to best sum up the trailer: “I thought we were in trouble there for a second, but it’s fine. We’re fine,”
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ hyperspace jumps into theaters on May 25.