Two new Solo photos, and some insights into Han, Chewie and Lando, from Ron Howard, Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover in Entertainment Weekly’s summer movie preview.
The Star Wars Show brings the star power this week with Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) and Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) to talk about Solo.
In USA Today’s summer movie preview, Solo star Alden Ehrenreich reveals the first scene he filmed, and talked about how young Han differs from the Harrison Ford version. We also get a new picture from that sandy location we’ve seen a few times now.
Over at Entertainment Weekly, Solo‘s Jon Kasdan and Alden Ehrenreich discuss the movie’s Millennium Falcon and how it evolves with each owner, from Lando’s “party vessel” to the grimy version we meet in A New Hope. Also at EW, a look at the movie’s Hasbro toy line.
Harrison Ford may have finished up his run as Han Solo, but he did have some input on Solo, in the form of insight on the character.
“What [Ford] did so beautifully for Alden was he talked a lot about what he remembered when he first read Star Wars, and what George had done with Han. Who the character was and the conversations he had for so many years with George about how that character developed,” [Kathleen] Kennedy says. “He gave Alden that kind of insight which was invaluable. There were several times in the course of making the movie where Alden would actually recount some of the things that Harrison had pointed out. I think that was really, really helpful to him.”
We also get confirmation that Solo is keeping Han’s backstory as an orphan, and how that played into his bond with Rey in The Force Awakens.
The second part of today’s Solo-vaganza over at Entertainment Weekly is Anthony Breznican’s interview with Alden Ehrenreich, where he gives a little context on Han’s place in the film, a little bit about Harrison Ford’s advice, and his new(/old) pals.
→ The train-thing is called The Conveyex, and Han (with Chewie!) is indeed trying to steal something from it.
→ We still don’t have a last name for Qi-ra (Emilia Clarke) but she has known Han “longer than anyone.”
→ The droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) is Lando’s sidekick. Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Val (Thandie Newton) are “career crooks,” while Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany) is a crime boss.
→ So much for my theory that the clean Millennium Falcon is a flashback scene – There’s a picture of Han on it with Beckett and Chewie.
→ Mimban confirmed, and it is… Muddy.
Coming up: Interviews with Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Clarke, more details about the Falcon.
It’s here! (Again.)
Also released were a series of character posters, which confirm the name of Emilia Clarke’s character as “Qi’ra.”
As predicted, a Solo commercial graced the screens of Super Bowl watchers, and the full trailer will drop on Good Morning America Monday morning.
Head over to Entertainment Weekly for some analysis from Anthony Breznican, who will have some actual reveals for us next week, or below for some (mostly) official stills, including two that aren’t from the trailer.
A promo image for Solo has emerged from the wilds of the internet, giving us our (presumed) first non-fuzzy look at Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian, whoever Emilia Clarke is playing and the Millennium Falcon’s new/old paint job. Lucasfilm has asked at least one site to take it down, so chances are it’s legit, though a Lucasfilm rep told /Film that they didn’t create it.
Word on the street is we can expect official promotion for the film to start soon.