Sabacc, the high-stakes card game of Flasks, Sabers, Staves, and precious coins, is very much a cornerstone of the Star Wars universe, as it allowed Han to gain control of the Millennium Falcon from the ice-cool Lando Calrissian.
That’s a pivotal moment within the series lore, and it’s one that we’ll see play out in full during the course of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard’s Anthology pic that’s fast approaching its primetime release on May 25th.
And in order to give fans a taste of what’s to come, Lucasfilm has now rolled out not one, but two new Solo promos, with one placing you smack bang in the middle of the theater. It’s a 360º video over on YouTube (see below), so you’ll be able to control the camera and look around the empty theater – just as you would with your own two eyes. Pretty immersive, wouldn’t you say?
Now for the potentially billion-dollar question: how will Solo: A Star Wars Story fare at the box office? Frankly, no one expected Ron Howard’s origin movie to reach the dizzying heights of The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi, and sure enough, the latest estimates from Deadline have confirmed that the Western-tinged anthology pic is headed for a record $170 million Memorial Day launch, placing it well ahead of Rogue One‘s own opening weekend cume of $155M.
Providing those projections hold true, Solo will also set a new record for Memorial Day weekends, easily outstripping both Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($139.8M) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($126.9M).
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be with us on May 25th. And remember, may the 4th be with you!