We learn Chewbacca’s age, a tad bit more about Han Solo’s backstory, and get to hear a twist on the Star War franchise’s running “I have a bad feeling about this line” gag in the official trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The two and a half minute trailer highlights action over dialogue, although we are treated to scenes with Qi’Ra (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), and the recruitment of a young Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).
Solo: A Star Wars Story was directed by Ron Howard after Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired from the project midway through over creative differences. Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, and Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel served as producers. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller executive produced.
In addition to Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Glover, the cast includes Alden Ehrenreich, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. Disney’s set to launch Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters on May 25, 2018.
Among the Star Wars projects in the works are a new trilogy from Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson. The trilogy will be separate from the episodic Skywalker saga and will feature brand new characters. Lucasfilm has hinted the new characters will be “from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.” It was also announced that Game of Thrones‘ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are on board to write a different series of Star Wars movies.
The Plot: 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.