Looks like Solo: A Star Wars Story will really be the cinematic epilogue to Super Bowl LII, after all.
After a report about a possible premiere during Sunday’s sporting event surfaced, we now know that Good Morning America will be the ones to unleash Solo‘s first full-length trailer on Monday, February 5th, indicating that the Super Bowl stinger will, in all likelihood, be a teaser for a teaser. Such is the Hollywood way.
But what time exactly can we expect everything to debut? Well, Lucasfilm hasn’t said just yet, but we do have a pretty good idea of when it’ll all go down. For starters, we know that the Super Bowl begins at 6:30pm EST and given that it’s widely assumed we’ll see the spot during the first half, that means it’ll likely premiere before 8:30pm EST.
In regards to the real deal – the full trailer – that’s easier to predict. In the past, GMA debuts have occurred between 8:30-9am EST. Of course, both previews will also be made available on the studio’s official YouTube channel either at the exact time they premiere on television or shortly after, so be sure to keep an eye out online as well.
Circling back to Solo itself, though, and from what we know so far, the spinoff orbits around a series of daring escapades “deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld. There, 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.”
On paper, it certainly has all the makings of a rip-roaring adventure, but will Ron Howard and co. be able to pull through and deliver another thrilling Anthology movie? One that will satisfy viewers in the same way that Rogue One did? Well, that remains to be seen, but we’ll have a much better idea of what to expect by Monday morning, after we’ve finally laid eyes on Solo: A Star Wars Story.