We break-down the Solo: A Star Wars Story Super Bowl trailer


Our initial thoughts and impressions on the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer. Let’s just say; it was worth the long wait!

The long wait for the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer is finally over, with the 45-second Super Bowl trailer delivering the goods — short and sweet. Expect a prolonged version tomorrow morning on Good Morning America, but for now, let’s dive into the teaser trailer itself.

If you were too busy providing mechanical repairs on the Falcon and missed it, check it out!

Right off the bat, we are greeted with what looks to be Han Solo cranking up the controls on the Millenium Falcon. We then are met by a full Imperial presence, including a rad shot of a Star Destroyer inside of a storm or nebula.

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"So, you want to make a difference?… Yeah… Trust me, you’re gonna love it."

Han Solo seems to be an Imperial of some sort, receiving words of wisdom from an Imperial Officer.  Now, he could be undercover or even an actual member of the Empire, but the thought of him pursued by Imperial agents is exciting.

"Which branch are you interested in joining?.. I’m gonna be a pilot. The best in the galaxy."

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Next, we get a view inside of a squeaky clean Falcon, looking like a new Corvette instead of the hunk of junk we see in the later Star Wars films. Did you feel the chills and goosebumps as well? Those rumors of Han Solo podracing seem to be accurate, with the young scoundrel flying in a race, as well as evading Imperials (?) as well.

We then receive three quick glimpses of Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra), and Woody Harrelson (Tobias Beckett). How suave and smooth does Glover look portraying Lando? He truly belongs here with us among the clouds. He’s the perfect choice to play a young Calrissian.

Anytime Harrelson appears in a film, you know you’ll receive a fantastic performance, with Solo: A Star Wars Story likely no different. Clarke looks as stunning as ever, who will be a great pair with Alden Ehrenreich on screen.

Visual effects have always been a primary staple within a galaxy far, far away, where we see some breathtaking shots in this small sample size. Han Solo is also fighting in hand to hand combat with an unknown masked man ( no not Darth Vader), on a moving train. The smuggler appears to be even more of a bad ass than we realized.

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Finally, we see the Falcon in action, flying through that before mentioned nebula storm — she looks beautiful, doesn’t she?  The new Falcon collectible toys are going to make loads of money, that’s for sure.

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For the first time, we get a full look at Ehrenreich as Han Solo, which was the most prominent concern for Star Wars fans going into the trailer. Those worries quickly dissolved, with Ehrenreich a spitting image of Harrison Ford. The trailer concludes with the famous roar of Chewbacca and a quick shot of the Wookiee and smuggler — with thoughts of “Chewie, we’re home,” echoing through my head. And indeed, we are right at home.

Disney/Lucasfilm was brilliant making us wait for this footage, which looks very promising. We won’t have to wait much longer for more, with an extended version projected to drop tomorrow morning. 

A full-length trailer is due to air on Good Morning America, but in the meantime, this small Super Bowl appetizer will hold us over.

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 Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theatres May 25, worldwide.