Disney has released a new trailer for their upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, which gives us our best look so far in the next stand-alone installment of the Star Wars franchise.
The trailer gives us our best view of what the film is about. The trailer opens with Qi Ra (played by Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and asks Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) if he seeks revenge, money or something else. In a short time, Han is hired for a job: to tell Tobias Beckett, of Woody Harrelson, that he is a driver and that he has waited a long time for "a shot like this".
It's just like the Rogue One of 2016: it's a movie that is disconnected from the biggest "saga" movies like The Phantom Menace, A New Hope and The Force Awakens, which tell an independent story within the wider world that already It has been established. Unlike Rogue One, which featured a cast of new characters, Solo is about one of the most iconic figures in the franchise: a young Han Solo and how he became the character we first saw in Mos Eisley Cantina.
Consequently, the film has a high level to cross with the fans, who may not be really convinced of the idea of a Han Solo origin story. That is compounded by the production problems of the film, which included its original directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord who were fired midway through filming, with his replacement, Ron Howard, making repeated re-shots.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25.