In case you’ve been living under a rock (or you’re just not a Star Wars fan, in which case you’re missing out,) Han Solo, the lovable rogue of the original Star Wars movies as well as J.J. Abrams’ 2015 The Force Awakens, is getting his own origin movie. Fan reaction to the announcement was mixed with some saying we didn’t need a Han Solo origin story while others simply welcomed more Star Wars movies. The production has also been plagued by numerous issues including reshoots, the departure of original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and finally Ron Howard taking over directing to try and clean up the mess.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to debut on May 25th, so it is bound to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster hits. Even if the movie isn’t all that great, Star Wars movies always crush at the box office. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett.
Much of the plot is unknown at this time, but one thing is for sure: we’re going to see Han and Chewie pilot the Millenium Falcon for the first time, and that alone is worth the price of admission.
The trailer for the film was released weeks ago but on February 22nd a version of the trailer popped up online that was redubbed with the Beastie Boys’ song “Sabotage” and it matches up perfectly. The song fits the mood and aesthetic that I’m sure the directors were going for and is spot on for a character like Han Solo.
Check it out below: