At last, the wheels seem to be moving on the promotional campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Earlier this week brought us our first details on the plot in the form of a short synopsis and now, we’re learning that the first trailer for the film is finally – finally! – on its way. In fact, if a new report is to be believed, it could be here as soon as Wednesday, meaning we haven’t got long before we get to clock eyes on Alden Ehrenreich as the galaxy’s greatest smuggler.
Flanked by Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover as the ice-cool Lando Calrissian, Ehrenreich has been tasked with delivering a younger version of Han Solo, arguably one of the greatest Star Wars characters of all time – no pressure, then. And let’s face it, part of Solo’s charm was that his backstory largely remained under wraps throughout Lucasfilm’s original trilogy, so we can’t help but fear that Howard and Co. are at risk of ruining – or at the very least tarnishing – that sense of mystery.
But let’s reserve any judgment until Disney is ready to launch that first-look trailer, shall we? Speaking of which, we’re not sure what exactly the preview will show off just yet, but that aforementioned 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.
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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 Ehrenreich wasn’t cutting it as a replacement for Ford.
Will Ron Howard and co. be able to pull through and deliver another thrilling Anthology movie? That remains to be seen, but we should have a better idea of what to expect once that first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer blasts onto the web this week. As always, watch this space for more.