The cast and crew of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hit the red-carpet this week to celebrate the premiere of Disney’s latest Star Wars installment. Fans lined the streets, some waiting in-line for hours, just to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars and celebrate another chapter in Star Wars movie history. The event also featured a model of the famed Millennium Falcon, which plays a major role in the upcoming film.
This will be the second stand-alone Star Wars film in the franchise, following the 2016 hit “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. If Han and Chewy want to steal the title of largest opening for a Star Wars spinoff, they will have to beat Rogue One’s $155M opening domestic weekend. Rogue One also went on to make over $1.05B worldwide, so ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story” has a lot of catching up to do if it wants to be the top-smuggler in the galaxy far, far away. If Han Solo gets really lucky, he could topple the highest grossing film in the entire franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which had a $220M domestic debut and a $1.3B worldwide box-office gross.
This new Star Wars story was written by Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan, and was directed by Ron Howard. Alongside Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Han Solo, the cast includes Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. The cast were excited to talk about their characters, and the joys of joining the Star Wars Universe. Fans of the franchise can watch the recap of the World Premiere below, right after a recap of the new trailers and clips that were released this week heading into the premiere.
Fans of the franchise can get their tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is set to debut in theaters on May 25, 2018. If you are shopping through Fandango, each fan who buys one ticket or more on Fandango will receive a complimentary “Solo: A Star Wars Story” movie poster while supplies last. The exclusive poster is available as a free gift to Fandango ticket-buyers from the company’s movie merchandise marketplace, Fandango FanShop.