The newest trailer for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story has hit the Internet and it brings with it a much needed new look at the film.
For those who haven’t been following the production, Solo has been plagued with issues from the start. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, known for their comedies The Lego Movie and the 21 Jump Street films, were fired over “creative differences.” Lucasfilm then fired editor Chris Dickens of Slumdog Millionaire fame and replaced him with Pietro Scalia who worked on films such as Gladiator and The Martian. They also brought in an acting coach to work with the film’s star, Alden Ehrenreich. There have even been rumors floating about that Disney is expecting Solo to bomb at the box office.
Watching the new trailer has me cautiously optimistic that all will be well in that galaxy far, far away. We get to see glimpses of the roguish charisma that makes us love Han Solo. Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian simply oozes charm. And Chewbacca is Chewbacca. However, the biggest takeaway from the trailer is that it looks like Solo will have a Wild West feel. It even has a train robbery!
Overall, Solo looks like it’s going to be fun. There is a lot of what we like about Star Wars: space battles, aliens, and the galaxy’s criminal underworld. While we won’t know if the story will be any good, or if Ron Howard stepping in to replace Lord and Miller in the director’s chair will be enough to salvage what many expect to be a hot mess, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th.
Now that you’ve seen two trailers for Solo, what are your thoughts? Are you excited about it, or are you expecting it to be a disappointment? Let us know in the comments!