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Solo: A Star Wars Story official trailer explodes onto the internet

Were you watching American Idol tonight? If not, you missed the exciting new extended trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The stand-alone Star Wars film will explore the origins of Han Solo and how he grew into the scoundrel, smuggler, and scruffy nerfherder we come to know and love in the Star Wars saga movies.

Wait is that Chewbacca’s family at minute 1:32? Also, he’s 190 years old at this point (give or take). In Wookie year’s that’s still not quite middle aged. Apparently they live to be over 400.

Admittedly it’s hard to feel that Lando, Han and Chewie are in any real risk in the film, because we know they survive to later movies, but the other’s not so much.

After some controversy over their initial movie poster treatment, Disney and Lucasfilm had to remake their movie posters and this is the new look.

Have to say I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Those lines replicate the Millennial Falcon cockpit. It’s a great look

We also learned the Warwick Davis and Jon Favreau have joined the cast in as-yet unannounced roles.

About the film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

Ron Howard directs “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are the producers. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serve as executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on May 25.

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