Disney has finally released the first trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which is set to release in theaters later this year. Thanks to the plot synopsis that was released in January, we know that the movie will cover Han’s entrance into the dangerous criminal underworld, and how he came to meet his copilot Chewbacca. We also know from the casting that Solo will meet his long time friend and gambler Lando Calrissian.
If you are counting down the days, Disney will release “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on May 25, 2018. You can follow the director, Ron Howard, on social-media if you would like a few hints and teasers thrown your way while you are waiting. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was directed by Ron Howard, and features Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. You can watch the trailer that was released today below.
This will be the second stand-alone spinoff for the Star Wars franchise. The first in the series, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” was released back in 2016. That was also the first film not to follow force-sensitive would-be Jedi. Although the film broke from tradition, it was a huge hit for Disney. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opened at number-one with a $155M debut, and the film went on to make over $532M domestically before grossing $1B worldwide. That installment was directed by Gareth Edwards, and featured Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk (Voice), Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, and Diego Luna. “Rogue One” will be the film that “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is hoping to top, but it will have a lot of competition at the box-office.
When “Rogue One” was scheduled to hit theaters in December 2016, competing studios decided to release their heavy-hitters the week after the Star Wars film debut in theaters. Hoping that the hype wouldn’t carry too far into the following weeks, films like “Sing,” “Passengers,” and “Assassin’s Creed” quickly flooded the box-office. While the animated film “Sing” managed to do well, films like “Passengers” and “Assassin’s Creed” suffered in Rogue One’s wake. This time around, the big films are releasing before “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters. Disney’s “Avenger’s Infinity War” will kickoff the month of May, followed by “Deadpool 2”. Then moviegoers will get a short break to catch-up on the new-releases, before films like “Ocean’s 8” and “Incredible’s 2” take over June’s schedule.
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