As promised, following the teaser that aired during this weekends Superbowl Lucasfilm have finally released the 103-second trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. What once promised to be a trainwreck of a movie following a plethora of behind-the-scenes dramas may let prove to exceed the expectations of fans and critics. Although with such low expectations for this movie, the probability that Solo should exceed them should be high considering it is directed by Academy-Award winning director Ron Howard, written by Lawrence (and his son Jon) Kasdan, and stars such recognized acting talent as Woody Harrelson, Donland Glover, and Thandie Newton...
Alden Ehrenreich's performance as Han Solo seems to lack the charm of Harrison Ford's portrayal in one of his most recognized roles, but with such iconic shoes to fill it was to be expected. Solo's trademark quick wit seems somewhat muffled, but with the trailer having a darker, dryer tone than expected it could be that the movie isn't as comedic as reports led us to believe. The rest of the cast and characters seem well placed and suited in what is on offer, including the ever-loyal Chewbacca and what looks to be Maz Kanata operating the Millenium Falcon's gun turrets (time-mark 0:36). However Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke looks as out of place as she did in Terminator Genisys. In a time when movies are pushing hard for sexual and racial equality, Clarkes ability to win roles because of her youthful looks, and little much else is somewhat disconcerting.
Overall, the trailer is at most intriguing but it is far from as bad as we expected, nor as good as we hoped it could have been when the project was first announced. That said the bounty hunter (we presume, and pictured above) featured (time-mark 0:51) does look especially bad ass!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker December 20th, 2019
More about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (movie)
Approximately a year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again - while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil - altogether bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's release date is December 20th, 2019.
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