Donald Glover Says Solo’s A Lot More Fun Than Other Star Wars Films


For fans of all things that hail from that galaxy far, far away, February has certainly been a very good month. After waiting for what felt like forever to see something, anything from Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm blew the lid right off the upcoming Anthology pic, flooding the web with trailersphotos, posters and more, all in the hope of drumming up excitement for a project that’s had a pretty rocky ride up until now.

There’s no need to recap the troubled production or general feeling of apprehension surrounding the pic, as that’s all been well documented, but it’s probably fair to say that at this point, more and more people are finding themselves warming up to seeing Alden Ehrenreich take on the daunting task of playing the titular character, who was first popularized by Harrison Ford (Blade Runner 2049).

And so, as we wait to get a bit more footage that may give us a better idea of how the young actor will fare in the role, his co-star, Donald Glover, is here to assure us that we’re in for a very fun ride. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight recently, the actor, who plays Lando Calrissian in the film, was asked how the latest entry into the franchise will differ from what’s come before, and here’s what he had to share:

“I think it’s just a lot more fun. All the Star Wars [movies] are really fun but I think this movie, we know what’s going to happen, we know they’re not going to die, ya know? We know, kind of, what happens, but how we got there, I guess, is the crux of it.”

Continuing on, he said:

“So we’re allowed to have a lot more fun than I think the other movies where you have to deal with a lot of the lineage in what’s going to happen. I think this movie’s, like, just a fun, summer film. I’m really excited about it. It’s really cool.”

Tucked away under the shadow of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, some people still feel that Solo doesn’t stand a fighting chance against Hollywood’s pre-summer blockbusters (read: Avengers: Infinity WarDeadpool 2), particularly when you factor in those alleged reports claiming that Disney was bracing to take a loss on their second Star Wars anthology pic – with Rogue One being the first.

Alden Ehrenreich in Solo A Star Wars Story

So, it’s definitely nice to hear that Glover’s so confident in the film, and that he believes it’s going to be a lot of fun for audiences. What he says makes sense, too, about how not having to deal with “a lot of the lineage” and be tied down by that opens up the possibilities for where things can go a bit more than in previous Star Wars films.

And while there’s always reason to be skeptical of an actor trying to hype up their own project, we are feeling quietly confident about Solo: A Star Wars Story at the moment. Again, a general feeling of apprehension surrounded the spinoff all throughout production and right up until that first trailer hit, but now, it’s safe to say that there’s a tangible excitement to see Alden Ehrenreich map out the origins of everyone’s favorite nerf-herder when the pic blasts into theaters on May 25th.

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