A new promo for the Solo: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray highlights the disc's bonus materials. After a lackluster theatrical run that saw it become the first Star Wars movie to lose money, Solo is hoping to find new life on the home media market. It will be available on digital September 14, with the physical copy hitting store shelves September 25. In an effort to drum up pre-order numbers, retailers have revealed their exclusive packagings, giving fans multiple options to choose from.
Of course, the Blu-ray will have much more than just the feature film. Tentpoles like Star Wars are ripe for a bevy of special features, as viewers get a peek behind the curtain and learn some filmmaking secrets. Those supplements are the focus of a new teaser for the upcoming release.
Appearing on the Star Wars Movies Facebook page (hat tip Star Wars News Net), the advertisement offers a taste of what to expect in addition to the movie. Unsurprisingly, there will be deleted scenes and making-of featurettes to check out. There's also a short clip of a roundtable discussion with director Ron Howard and the cast. Star Alden Ehrenreich shares an amusing anecdote from when he was first cast.
As many fans know, Solo went through one of the most tumultuous productions in recent memory, undergoing substantial reshoots when original directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller were fired. It'll be interesting to see how extensively that incident is covered on the Blu-ray. Lucasfilm was willing to publicly discuss the fallout in the months leading up to Solo's premiere, but it still isn't the easiest topic for anyone to talk about. Odds are, it'll have to be mentioned briefly during the roundtable, though the studio likely won't want to draw too much attention to the unprecedented switch. At this point, everyone involved would rather leave that in the past.
Of the eight deleted scenes set to be on the Blu-ray, two are depicted in the trailer. The first is an additional bit from when Han and Qi'ra are on the run on Corellia, while the second seems to be taken from Solo's time in the Empire. Those who are interested in seeing how these sequences fit into the larger story of the film can do so by reading the Solo novelization (billed as an "expanded edition"), which is now available. Sadly, the Solo Blu-ray does not have a director's commentary from Howard, so whatever insights are in the roundtable and other featurettes will have to do.
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