Han Meets Dryden Vos In New Solo: A Star Wars Story TV Spot

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To say that Disney’s currently hard at work on a number of Star Wars projects would probably be a wild understatement.

Six years have now passed since the studio’s historic acquisition of Lucasfilm and in that time, the Mouse House has given us three big-name and hugely exciting blockbusters in the form of The Force AwakensRogue One, and The Last Jedi.

The fourth, aptly titled Solo: A Star Wars Story, coming to us from Ron Howard, is now just around the corner (look for it to hit theaters on May 25th) and understandably, Disney’s starting to kick the marketing machine into high gear. Just the other week, we saw a batch of new character posters surface and now, a fresh TV spot has emerged online, which sees Han coming face to face with the intimidating gangster known as Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany).

A crime boss who “served as the leader of Crimson Dawn during the reign of the Galactic Empire,” Vos is said to be ruthless and is the chief antagonist of the film. He’s also the one who recruits a group of scoundrels – including Han – for a daring heist, which goes some way to explaining how the likes of Val (Thandie Newton) and Emilia Clarke’s Qi’Ra fit into the story.

Their mission? Well, we’re not quite sure at the moment, but we’d bet it has something to do with the Conveyex and its precious cargo – an action scene that probably leads to that huge, spherical explosion we’ve seen in Solo‘s previous trailers. Chalk that up as speculation for now, though, as plot details are still pretty hard to come by.

Solo: A Star Wars Story graces theaters on May 25th. It’s the second Star Wars Anthology pic to fall off the Disney/Lucasfilm production line, while the next mainline installment, Episode IX, will bring the curtain down on the current, trilogy late next year. J.J. Abrams is in charge, and filming is due to commence in the United Kingdom this summer.

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