Solo: A Star Wars Story character posters get the LEGO treatment. Not much is known regarding narrative specifics for the film thus far, but with two previews now out, we finally get a sense of what Lucasfilm is gunning for in this prequel/spinoff. It certainly has some heist elements to it, not to mention the action-adventure feel of Han and his crew coming together and scouring the galaxy via the Millennium Falcon. Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich as young Han, Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra and Woody Harrelson as Beckett.
There is immense pressure for Solo to succeed. Only the second of the Star Wars anthologies line, following 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the film revisits one of the franchise's most beloved heroes. Only in this version, Harrison Ford is no longer Han, but up and coming actor, Ehrenreich. Not many were thrilled when the project was first announced considering how good Ford was in that role, but Lucasfilm stood its ground and proceeded with it. Needless to say, the upcoming movie's mass and critical reception are pivotal to how Lucasfilm will carry on with their spinoffs, which currently have a rumored slate including offshoots for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and Master Yoda.
The official Twitter account of LEGO has released a slew of character posters recreating the previously released illustration for Solo. Much like its source material, the new pieces give off a Western vibe as Han, Chewie, Qi'ra, and Lando strike their poses in their individual spreads. Check them out below:
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Once the teaser and trailer for Solo dropped two weeks ago, Lucasfilm has just opened the floodgates to more promotional materials for the film - and it makes sense considering that it's just three months left before the movie rolls out in theaters. In the last several days, we've had an extensive feature from EW, few posters plus some cool new toys and other merchandise for the film. Admittedly, it might feel a bit overwhelming to see all these Solo-themed publicity materials continuously rolling out after months of agonizing when Disney will start releasing them. But its late promo start could actually benefit the movie as people would less likely to dwell on the production problems that it went through, and instead, focus all the new details that we're learning about the film. This keeps fans' conversation about the film positive, sustaining the hype until it's finally in cinemas.
It also helps that Lucasfilm, Howard, as well as original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are openly addressing about the director switch, albeit in a measured way. While there is a good chance that we won't know what exactly behind the scenes that led to Solo: A Star Wars Story's initial helmers booted out of the project, putting a united front helps in quelling people's concerns of a chaotic film as it projects that both Howard and his predecessors have an understanding that ultimately, what matters is that they have a good final product. Further, just acknowledging the controversy head-on prevents any worse rumors that could detract from the film.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019