Solo ticket presales are doing well. Fandango (via Deadline) reports that the film sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than Black Panther. It’s second only to Avengers: Infinity War. Not bad for a movie “no one asked for.”
Lucasfilm has put a scene from Solo up on Youtube. It’s an expansion of the “190-years-old” bit we’ve seen in some of the promotional spots.
Lucasfilm dropped a new Solo featurette on us this afternoon, giving us a lot of new looks at the film – particularly Corellia, Mimban and the sabacc game. (Plus more from his first meeting with Chewbacca!) There’s also talk from Ron Howard, Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Lawrence Kasdan.
A scene from Solo was shown at CinemaCon 2018 today in Vegas, showing attendees the first meeting between Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. The most complete description seems to from Germain Lussier at io9.
Does Han win the Millennium Falcon the very first time he plays against Lando? We’ll see in a month, I suppose.
Lucasfilm has Solo star Alden Ehrenreich signed up for three films, he confirmed to Esquire.
We first heard this back in 2016 – and no one was particularly shocked by it then. Signing up your stars for multiple films is pretty standard when you’re dealing with big franchises like Star Wars, even in the (now rare) cases where sequels aren’t planned. I don’t think this means that Solo sequels are a given, but it does give Lucasfilm the option.
(And yes, I’d be shocked if Donald Glover doesn’t have the same stipulation in his contract – and Lando, I think, is a far more likely avenue for a Solo “sequel.”)
Meanwhile, here’s the full Ehrenreich profile from Esquire, where he addresses the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller situation – and says it’s not true that he approached higher-ups about them.
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.
A new Solo commercial, ‘Risk’ features more Han, Lando, Beckett and the Falcon.
I think they’re getting the hang of this new Expanded Universe.
We’re several years into the new canon now, but it’s been curious to watch how the books (and comics) have changed from our first tentative steps with A New Dawn. It might be no less a balancing act, but it feels like everything is both settling into a rhythm and not afraid to try something new.
Last Shot is the latest example of how the novels are able to both enhance the films (in this case, Solo, mostly) and stand on their own as complete stories.
Empire magazine has two new Solo images today – one of Han during the Vandor heist, and a second of Dryden Vos in his sunny lair. There’s some showpiece-looking Mandalorian armor in the background, because of course there is.
Meanwhile, Jedi News has a nice clear shot of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, and Ron Howard is out here with a fuzzy Lando.
A new commercial for Solo: A Star Wars Story features some new shots, including some nice Han and Chewbacca bonding moments.