New Solo: A Star Wars Story TV Spot Welcomes Us To The Criminal Life


To say that Disney is currently working on a number of Star Wars projects would be to deal in wild understatement.

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

The fourth, aptly titled Solo: A Star Wars Story, is 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 yesterday, we saw a batch of new character posters surface and now, a fresh TV spot has emerged online, which sees Woody Harrelson’s Tobias Beckett welcoming Han into the criminal life.

Said to be something of a mentor figure to the young, untrained Solo, Harrelson’s infamous crook will no doubt prove instrumental all throughout our smuggler’s origin story. It’s one that involves a daring heist, too, which goes some way to explaining how the likes of Val (Thandie Newton), Dryden Vos (Infinity War‘s Paul Bettany) and Emilia Clarke’s Qi’Ra fit into the story.

Their mission? We’re not quite sure, but we’d wager it has something to do with the Conveyex and its precious cargo – an action scene that presumably leads to that huge, spherical explosion glimpsed 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.