Solo: A Star Wars Story full trailer breakdown

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Solo's latest breakthrough: A Star Wars story has hit the web, and it's our best view of the movie so far. As with any new preview of a Star Wars movie, there is a lot to see and unpack for fans of the franchise, just as we did with the first advance, let's analyze what we saw.
Warning: there are spoilers and a lot of speculation for Just ahead.

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The first shots are of an industrial-looking city lit up at night, and one of the first things we see is a Star Destroyer under construction. We've seen shots like this in the last trailer: a younger Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Qi & Ra (Emilia Clarke) riding the streets at an early age, which makes me think that this is Corellia, the planet of Han's origin. Ron Howard tweeted an image that provoked the world, and this shot has the same appearance.
We've heard about the planet before in a couple of new canonical novels, it was a place in the old extended universal novels, and Han mentioned it in A New Hope.

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Here is another vision of a band of marauders that we saw in the first trailer of a desert planet. There is definitely a Wild West environment in this as Han prepares for a confrontation against them. EW noted that they are a bit of a rival to Tobias' crew, and that they will be part of the train's theft, but we have not seen it in a trailer yet.

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We do not know too much about these guys, but ComicBook recently discovered a promotional material that says that this masked figure is called Enfys Nest, and that it has built a reputation for her and her pirates, who are called Cloud Riders.

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Up to this point, the voiceover has belonged to Qi & # 39; ra, who suggests that Han is looking for something: revenge, money or something else. He plays a familiar tone with Han, and it seems they are catching up after being apart for a long time. During her revelation, Entertainment Weekly noticed that she and Han grew up together.

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We also have a new opportunity for Lando Calrissian from Donald Glover at a Mos Eisley store. There is a lot to do here, especially in the form of new aliens and people. The next shot shows Han joining the game with a bunch of credit chips, and it looks like this may be the first time they are.

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Speaking of the first meetings, the next shot shows Han and Chewbacca looking at the Falcon. We saw a variation of this shot in the preview, but Chewbacca was not there, which means Chewie was probably added in a recent relaunch.

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"You look good," says Qi. "Ra to Han." A little hard on the edges. " This location seems to be a bit more exclusive than the places that Han has been hanging out. If that is the case, the two have taken very different paths in life since they apparently separated when they were children.

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Now we see Tobias Beckett from Woody Harrelson. This looks like the same planet on which we saw the Cloud Riders earlier in the trailer (and in the preview), and tells Han that he has heard about a job run by a "big gangster".
It seems that Tobias could be a kind of mentor or father figure to Han.

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Cut to the "big gangster", whose name is Dryden Vos, played by Paul Bettany. He replaced Michael K. Williams midway through filming due to programming problems. Bettany described the character as a "very good intergalactic gangster" and EW described him as a "figure who has found great success breaking the rules, but is not the type to get his hands dirty." From the next shot, he has quite a scarred face, which makes me wonder how accurate that description is.

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Another shot, presumably on Corellia, and presumably with Han and Qi Ra in his youth. Tobias says they are putting together a team. EW says they are running away from the Empire, which makes sense, since we see them being chased in the previous trailer by a soldier in a slider.

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Han tells a man that he is a "driver and I am a flyer".
Han's outfit stands out a bit: it looks almost identical to what the Rogue One ground soldiers wore (the same buckles on the shoulders, and a very similar-looking chest). We have seen some leaks of toys that reveal that Han and Tobias are disguised, and come with a "Mimban stormtrooper".

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A quick photo, since Han says he is a flyer. It seems to be part of that stretch of train robbery, and we see Han at work piloting the ship away from an explosion.

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"I've waited a long time for a shot like this," Han says to someone. It seems they are on that snowy planet again.

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This is Val, played by Thandie Newton of Westworld. EW described her as mysterious, saying that she is a long-term partner of Tobias. Apparently, he does not like it very much at first.

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We received another shot from the same scene, in which Tobias throws Han a gun. It's great to see that this weapon is the classic DL-44 that we see Han use later in the whole franchise, so it feels like a pretty remarkable moment.

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"What you think?"
"RAWRGWAWGGR !!"
"Well, what do you know?"
This just seems like a fun time, and judging from other moments in the trailer, the film certainly seems to have a lighter and more fun tone than something like Rogue One.

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Back to the snow planet. That is a big skull

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Tobias not only recruits Han (and presumably Qi & # 39; Ra). They need a ship, and Qi Ra meets a man. "He's the best smuggler there is." This is Lando, and as we know, he was the first owner of the Millennium Falcon.

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"Everything you've heard about me is true," Lando tells Han, which is completely perfect. Additional bonus for the floating beverage dispenser.

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We have a new character: Lando's partner, L3-37, a droid played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (from Broadchurch and Goodbye Christopher Robin). EW noted that he played the character through motion capture (as Alan Tudyk did with K-2SO in Rogue One) and that he "has a more idiosyncratic personality than your typical droids." In another message, EW says the droid has been modified, while screenwriter Jon Kasdan says that "she is a complete person in the galaxy."

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Next, it seems that we are back to meet the Falcon for the first time. We have a nice aerial view of the newest ship. The scene reminds me a little of Luke watching Hawk for the first time in years in The Last Jedi, and the novelization of that movie seems to indicate a bit of connection between the two films.

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"If you come with us, you are in this life forever," Tobias tells Han. This seems to be an early meeting between the two, and aligns with another scene from the first claim, in which Han translated Chewie for Tobias.

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There is a good shot of the engines running.

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"Maybe you want … to buckle up, darling." Glover is converting Lando's spell to 11.

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Back to the snow planet: here is the train that goes through the mountains. This seems to be the target of a large robbery, and is protected by imperial soldiers. I'm getting a bit of a Firefly atmosphere here. (Or that or Snowpiercer).

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Those troops are called field soldiers, and they seem to be well equipped for the snowy weather. They also apparently have magnetic boots to keep them firmly attached to the top or sides of the train if necessary.

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Tobias exchanges some shots with the soldiers at the top of the train.

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Here is a good view of Range soldiers. His armor is a strange mixture of several imperial armor: the helmet looks a lot like the infantrymen of Rogue One, while the chest is much like that of a snowtrooper from Empire Strikes Back. That makes sense since they are working on a cold planet.

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Tobias has returned with a voice over here: "Let me give you some advice: expect everyone to betray you, and you will never be disappointed."
This is not a good omen for Han, and I wonder if this means that someone in the crew is ready to attack them. But in the long term? We see what happens to Han along the way: Lando turns him and his friends into the Empire in The Empire Strikes Back, and his own son will kill him in The Force Awakens.

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Just a good picture of the Falcon flying through the clouds.

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A quick take of an AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) that falls on a battlefield. The soldier in the foreground looks like one of the filtered images of a mudtrooper in Mimban. EW showed an image and describes the world as a foggy, swampy planet. We've seen this world before: it appeared in Splinter of the Mind's Eye in 1978, and there was a brief reference to the role of the planet in the Clone Wars during the cartoon series The Clone Wars. It is another example of a new history of Star Wars that cannibalize the previous universe, not canonized and expanded.

Two Wookiees! Speaking of cannibalizing old parts of the Star Wars tradition, it will be a fun wink if it's about Lumpawaroo, the son of Chewbacca, who first appeared on The Star Wars Holiday Special.

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Here, Han is at the controls of the Falcon, which we saw in the first trailer, followed by a lot of shots from them being chased by TIE fighters. "I have a very good feeling about this."

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Chewie gets tired and starts to turn the controls, leading to another fun moment:
"Since when do you know how to fly?"
"RAWRGWAWGGR!"
"190 years? You look great!"
This really helps to put the movie in the biggest chronology of Star Wars: Chewie had apparently 180 years during the Battle of Kashyyyk in Revenge of the Sith, which in itself was 19 years before A New Hope / Rogue One. We are about nine years old from the first time we met Han and Chewie in the 1977 film.

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We are back in that desert location. We have the Hawk here, which means they have linked with Lando. Maybe this is the place?

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Light saber knuckles? We see Dryden Vos de Bettany cut some shit in her lair.

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This looks a bit like we're back in Mimban, with a group of mud soldiers, where before we saw the AT-ST and the pitched battle. Chewie throws a soldier.

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More pitched battles, although it is not clear if we are still in Mimban or elsewhere.

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Finally, we return to the scene of this great train, where Han saves Chewie from hitting his head with a rock against the rails.
The biggest product of this trailer is double: one, that the film will really have a swashbuckling vibe, Wild West style. There are robberies, high-flying action and a fun cast of characters. The other is that the film seems to be a little more optimistic than Rogue One. These independent films offer the possibility of a lot of different themes and genres in the larger playground that is Star Wars, and it will be interesting to see how this differs of the other deliveries.
In general, it seems that it will be a fun trip: there are many familiar sequences like space battles, shootings against the Empire and the criminal underworld of the galaxy. But the story also seems to be quite divergent from the typical good guys fighting Republic / Empire / First Order that we've seen in almost every other Star Wars movie. What remains to be seen is whether this dynamic works or not. We do not have to wait long to see the rest.
Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts in theaters on May 25.

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