When can we expect to get our first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story? That’s the question on many fans’ minds right now as the film is only about four months away and we’ve still seen nothing from it. Aside from the fact that that’s hugely concerning, it’s also just plain strange as this is a major release for Disney, with a lot riding on it. Granted, rumor has it that the first trailer might be here this Wednesday, but the studio hasn’t announced anything just yet and all we can really do right now is wait.
And so, as we continue to do just that, some new intel has surfaced today which points to Solo‘s runtime. According to Google, the film will clock in at 2 hours and 23 minutes. It’s unclear where exactly the search engine got their info from, or how up to date it is, but that’s what they’re claiming, and it’d make sense when taking into account the runtime of previous entries in the franchise.
If true, this would place the spinoff’s length in between Rogue One (2 hours and 13 minutes)/The Force Awakens (2 hours and 15 minutes) and The Last Jedi (2 hours and 35 minutes). As such, this is hardly a shocking or at all surprising revelation, but given that we’re not being told anything at all about Solo: A Star Wars Story at the moment, we’ll take what we can get.
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As for what else we know about the upcoming Anthology pic, well, the recently released synopsis teased a dark and dangerous adventure, with the full thing reading as so:
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 meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
It certainly sounds exciting, but Lucasfilm have their work cut out for them if they’re to change the public perception of the movie. From right when Solo was announced, many fans weren’t keen on the idea of replacing Harrison Ford, and things only got worse when original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired and rumours stated that Alden Ehrenreich wasn’t cutting it as a lead.
So, things aren’t looking too promising then, but we’ll find out for ourselves if the studio was able to pull it all together in the end on May 25th, when Solo: A Star Wars Story blasts into theaters.