Disney is in full Solo: A Star Wars Story marketing mode and Entertainment Weekly has revealed its cover for the film along with nine exclusive photos.
With just over four months until the worldwide premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney/Lucasfilm finally released a teaser trailer during the Super Bowl with a much longer look the next day on Good Morning America. The teaser — because that’s what it is officially being called — shows Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian in their younger days, along with a host of new friends (and enemies), and a shiny, new Millennium Falcon. Here’s that:
While the teaser may not have that traditional Star Wars sound and feel to it, and while Alden Ehrenreich may not sound like Harrison Ford from A New Hope, there is every reason to hope the film will be a fun and new look into the Star Wars cinematic universe.
In celebration of the film’s entrance into the public eye, Entertainment Weekly has released its special Solo: A Star Wars Story cover, featuring Han and Chewie.
EW also released a bevy of “exclusive photos” from the film, with descriptions for each one. As you may well know, the magazine’s Star Wars correspondent Anthony Breznican is often one of the first journalist allowed behind the scenes to get the most pertinent information for each new film.
First up is Han and Chewie taking the Falcon into hyperspace. If Han doesn’t say “punch it Chewie!” in this film, it will be a complete miss.
Next is Han Solo going all cowboy, looking like he’s about to skin that smokewagon DL-44 heavy blaster of his.
Here we have Donal Glover in as Lando, playing a game of Sabacc with cards, it would appear. What a smooth looking gambler he makes.
Next is Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra. According to EW, her character and Han came up on the streets together, and she is just more adept at fitting in than he is.
This next photo is of Han and Chewie attempting to break into a train called the Conveyex. It looks like the snow and ice might be hindering their progress, a bit.
Of course, no heist is complete without its mastermind, and that would be Woody Harrelson’s Beckett. Here he is sitting aboard the fresh-off-the-lot Falcon.
This is Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s motion capture character L3-37. According to EW, the droid has a lot of human tendencies. For instance, she’s flashing Lando the peace sign, here.
Finally, this following photo depicts a scene on the planet of Mimban. For old school Star Wars fans, this planet was featured in the novel follow-up to A New Hope called Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.
Of course, Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place a few years before the events of that now “Legends” book, but it is neat to see Disney welcome such fantastic lore into the new canon.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25.