The first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story debuted during tonight’s Super Bowl broadcast and is now online for all to see. After months of production problem news, reshoots, and waiting for the first trailer to drop, we are finally getting our first look at the second of the Star Wars spinoffs.
Alden Ehrenreich stars the young title smuggler, with Donald Glover playing the cool and suave young Lando Calrissian. With the spinoff just a few more months away from release, Solo promises to be one of the more interesting marketing campaigns for a blockbuster movie this year. Check it out here below.
While it may be easy to say that Solo‘s production problems were the cause of the delayed trailer release, another way to look at it is Disney and Lucasfilm wanted to avoid overlap.
See, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released back in December 2017 and to avoid any confusion between which Star Wars film was out, it only makes sense to withhold footage from Solo for a certain amount of time. And now that The Last Jedi has already made some serious bank, Disney can focus their attention on Solo.
And it’s not like this is the first time we saw a blockbuster film get a short marketing campaign. However, it will be interesting to see how much of a push the studio will make. Now that it’s February, how early are we going to see another trailer before the film’s May release?
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 sagaâ€™s most unlikely heroes.
The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.
Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.