The newest Solo trailer is tense, elating, and enough for fans to be hyped.
Alden Ehrenreich's young Han Solo enters the harsh world of smugglers in this official trailer for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off, Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story.
It teases many scenes we are eager to watch--when Han first observes the Millennium Falcon or when he receives his iconic DL-44 from Beckett (Woody Harrelson). We will also see how Han wins the Falcon from Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).
The Star Wars spin-offs are chances for Disney/Lucasfilms to experiment genres different from its root of space opera. While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has riffs of war movies with more ground-level battle, Solo is a mix of Westerns and adventure swashbucklers. Aside from the shot with gun holsters, there's a set piece of a freight train where Beckett shoots down some Imperial troopers.
We also get glimpse at the villains: some old shots at Enfys Nest with her gang of Cloud Riders, as well as Paul Bettany's "big-shot gangster" Dryden Vos when he lashes out using a knuckle-knife. Lando's droid L-337 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), more like a partner to him than his servant, gets her fair share of scenes.
The movie also gives a backstory to fan-favorite Chewbacca, as the plucky Wookie is 190 years old and even has a wife. So it's not a good sign for this Wookie because Chewie would have to leave personal life behind to follow Han. The last shot shows Chewie and Han in a similar situation to a scene in Captain America: The Last Avenger. Of course, we all know Chewie is going to make it through the peril.
"If you come with us, you're in this life for good." The smuggling life sucks people in and never lets them out, so this origin story might provide more context to why Han will abandon his family for his trade. Let's see, after all the troubles with Miller and Lord, if the movie can be fun enough while adding to the formative years of Han Solo. In the words of Han himself, I have a good feeling about this.
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