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Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser Analysis

The next Star Wars anthology movie released its long-awaited teaser.

Alden Ehrenreich claims the spotlight for this second (the first one is more of a first look) Solo teaser, which is heavy on impression and thin on plot details.

The first seconds reveal Han's upbringing, though his time at the Academy might be just a prologue, or even told in brief flashbacks, in the movie. The scenes offer a look inside the Academy as a young Han (his face unseen) enrolls for pilot courses. He gets expelled because of, you guess it, his charming cockiness.

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He also met Qi'Ra (Emilia Clark) in his younger days, which is evident in the ground-level chase scene (the gold dice already with him before he boards the Falcon).

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The plot centers on a heist plan by Han's mentor Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) as Beckett recruits a team of outlaws: Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), Val (Thandie Newton), and a four-arm monkey pilot. This scheme leads to the famous Kessel Run, during which another Star Wars tentacle creature appears.

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The footage boast impressive wardrobe and make-up with Clarke in a red-and-black cape (in the style of the Empire officers), Lando in a dark fur coat, and Newton rocking an Afro hairstyle.

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There's also a female droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), supposedly Qi'Ra's assistant, while Paul Bettany's droid isn't revealed yet.

A bounty hunter in gray mask and armor is shown in front of Han in a Western-like gunfight.

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The Millenium Falcon looks brand-new, with a white-and-blue appearance and shiny, sterile interiors. The design, however, receives a few tweaks, igniting discussions about the changes made during the 10 years between Solo and A New Hope.

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Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett are missing, probably concealed for the final trailer, or even the actual film. Fett is an overreach, but Jabba has a irrefutable reputation in the smuggler business. However, the movie could use another Hutt, as the most powerful Hutt isn't Jabba but his father, Zorba.

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There are a few quirks seen in Ehrenreich that don't click, but this is character development, which means Solo Han wasn't yet A New Hope Han. What's the point of making an origin story if the titular character went to fans' comfort zone from exactly fans' comfort zone?