The first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story was lastly launched this week, and whereas did not disappoint, it was additionally pretty gentle on story particulars. However Entertainment Weekly has now revealed slightly extra about what we will count on from the upcoming Star Wars spin-off, in addition to showcasing some new pictures.
Director Ron Howard defined that a lot of the film would give attention to the connection between Solo and his trusty Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca. “To me, this can be a love story between Han and Chewie,” he stated. “Their relationship has all the time been my favourite a part of the saga, and the truth that solely Han understands what Chewie is saying, I discover a very humorous risk for comedy.”
EW additionally revealed that authentic Han Solo actor Harrison Ford was a secret advisor on the film. Ford learn the script an at early stage of pre-production and met with actor Alden Ehrenreich, who performs the younger Han within the film. “What [Ford] did so superbly for Alden was he talked loads about what he remembered when he first learn Star Wars, and what George had finished with Han,” Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy stated.
“Who the character was, and the conversations he had for therefore a few years with George [Lucas] about how that character developed. He gave Alden that type of perception which was invaluable. There have been a number of instances in the midst of making the film the place Alden would truly recount a number of the issues that Harrison had identified. I believe that was actually, actually useful to him.”
We additionally now know slightly extra in regards to the new character Qi’Ra, performed by Sport of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. The character was a detailed good friend of Solo’s after they had been a lot youthful, however Clarke hinted the older character we meet within the film has some secrets and techniques.
“The entire means via, she is surviving,” she stated. “And surviving within the underworld that we all know to be [filled with] smuggling, aloof gamblers, wrong-side-of-the-tracks nasty ones. When you have acquired a extremely glamorous woman in a extremely sordid atmosphere you type of know that perhaps the glamour is hiding a number of tough roads.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story additionally stars Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Donald Glover as Lando, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It hits theaters on Could 25, 2018. Try GameSpot’s full Solo trailer breakdown right here.
In associated information, it was additionally introduced this week that Sport of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies. Disney confirmed that these movies shall be separate from the present Skywalker saga and the trilogy of flicks that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is working on. “David and Dan are a number of the greatest storytellers working at the moment,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated in a press release. “Their command of advanced characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new floor and boldly push Star Wars in methods I discover extremely thrilling.”