Han, oh Han. The next standalone Star Wars movie, which focuses on the origin of the friendship between Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, is nearly here.
For Star Wars movie fans, Solo: A Star Wars Story also marks the shortest wait ever between live-action Star Wars films.
And now that the film is only weeks away, we are getting new looks at what Solo is going to be like on a nearly daily basis. We’ll keep updating this story as we discover more, but for now here’s everything we know.
Solo is scheduled to open on May 24 in Australia and May 25 in the US and UK.
The movie will first debut this week during the, days before its worldwide release. The festival also revealed that Solo , the same identical length as .
Well, it ain’t a movie about a red Solo cup.says Solo: A Star Wars Story will focus on how a younger Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) meet each other “through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld.”
In addition to Han, Lando and Chewie, the film stars:
Yep, theand TV clips show Han Solo and Chewbacca co-piloting together for the first time, and learning at the time of this film.
As for Qi’ra, Entertainment Weekly reports she’s a childhood friend of Solo’s who has grown up to be a “woman of many identities, the truest ones hidden away.”
While we don’t yet know why she wouldn’t be referenced in later Star Wars stories (did anyone expect the new characters of Rogue One to make it out alive?), it’s entirely possible she stays in the criminal underworld of the Star Wars galaxy when Han eventually joins the Rebel Alliance.
And if this film ultimately leaves you wanting more details about Han Solo’s early adventures with these characters, a series of books focusing on the adventures with both Lando and Qi’ra are also heading to shelves this month.
Doubtful, but never say never. The man’s definitely going to be reprising his Indiana Jones role for, so who knows?
Fun story on that one: Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) were announced , but after six months of filming they over “creative differences” with Lucasfilm. shortly afterward, and he’s been on his social media accounts ever since.
The galactic stunt Han Solo becomes infamous for appears to be heavily referenced, but it’s not yet confirmed to be a plot point either in the trailers or the line of toys being released with the movie. For instance, bothand have Kessel Run Millennium Falcon toys that look just like the ship we know, but with a blue design.
It’s going to be a while for Rey and Finn. Star Wars: Episode IX is due out Dec. 20, 2019, withafter starting the newer trilogy with 2015’s The Force Awakens. Abrams replaced original director Colin Trevorrow, who .
After that, we knowdirector Rian Johnson will be kicking off his own Star Wars trilogy, which . But we have no idea when that will be. AND are also in the works by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Oh, and if the movies aren’t enough, there are two Star Wars television series currently in the works. The first will be Star Wars Rebels series, and will feature Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma as voiced by Oscar Issac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively., an animated series debuting this fall that will take place just before 2015’s . The show comes from creator Dave Filoni, who just wrapped the
Ahelmed by Jon Favreau is also in the works for , but further details on that remain sparse.
This piece was first published Feb. 6, 2018, and is updated frequently ahead of the film’s opening.
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