‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Featurette Explores Lando’s Capes; ‘Arrested Development: Star Wars’ With Ron Howard
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 6:07 pm
If there’s one thing Lando Calrissian is known for, besides his smooth talk, it’s his capes. And we can expect to see a lot of them in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Donald Glover takes on the role made famous by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back. Now Disney and Lucasfilm have released a brand new featurette that not only gives us a look at all the swag capes, but also the finer details of the Millennium Falcon.
Not only that but there is an exciting new video that sees Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard narrating the story of Star Wars: A New Hope in the style of Arrested Development.
Check them out below.
It’s more than obvious that this Millennium Falcon is not the pile or garbage that we saw in The Force Awakens, nor is it the grimy old ship that we first saw in A New Hope. This Millennium Falcon is nice and clean. But what you will notice in the video, is that it is titled “Lando’s ship.” Because obviously, it belongs to him. Now, the featurette does give us a look at some of the details of it.
In it we see Glover explain how the ship functions. We see things like “buttons that light up,” a “Wookiee cookie jar,” “fruit storage,” “low humidity footware storage,” and a variety of capes that can be used for weddings, president’s day, and “in case someone gets cold.” Yes, this ship has everything. No, it cannot be yours at a bargain price.
I think the video really speaks to the tone of Solo: A Star Wars Story. From everything that we have seen so far, it looks like it is going to be a very fun film to watch on the big screen. And who wouldn’t want to watch a much younger Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) make a name for himself?
But that isn’t the only piece of new footage to be released.
As aforementioned, Howard was also in a video where he narrates Star Wars: A New Hope in the style of an Arrested Development narration, a bit that he has done for the show.
If you’re not familiar with how it goes, well it plays out a little bit like this.
Narrator: “Vader is upset because his daughter, Princess Leia, stole his secret plans.”
Vader: “I want to know what happened to the plans.”
Leia: “I don’t know what you are talking about”
Narrator: “She actually did.”
It’s a funny bit if you are very familiar with the show. If you’re not, well consider Howard as a detached observer that is narrating A New Hope with a dry sense of humor.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Solo:
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 befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story also stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. It opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.