After whetting everyone’s appetite with a teaser spot during Sunday’s Super Bowl LII, Disney and Lucasfilm dropped the full trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Monday on “Good Morning America.” Watch the trailer above.
The Han Solo origin story has Alden Ehrenreich stepping into Harrison Ford’s shoes as the iconic space smuggler. In a voiceover over a montage of action set pieces that includes being chased by Stormtroopers, Han says he’s been running scams since he was 10 and was kicked out of the flight academy for “having a mind of my own.”
He then meets Beckett (Woody Harrelson), who tells him that he’s assembling a crew. “You in?” he asks Han and Chewbacca. Chewie is way more excited about this than his pal is, but Beckett apparently doesn’t understand Wookiee. “That’s yes,” Han says.
Han closes his voiceover with a promise: “I’m going to be a pilot — the best in the galaxy.”
The trailer also gives us glimpses of Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra, Thandie Newton as Val and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, who took over midway through the shoot last summer after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired due to creative differences with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. The trailer does a good job setting up the broad strokes of the film, but it’s clear Lucasfilm is keeping a lot of stuff close to the vest. Whether that’s because of the behind-the-scenes upheaval is anyone’s guess. But the production value still looks top-notch, which could net “Solo” the same technical Oscar nominations the new batch of “Star Wars” films have received; “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is currently up for four.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters Friday, May 25.
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