With Solo: A Star Wars Story just a month away, Disney/Lucasfilm are finally starting to release a few more details about the movie. This week alone we’ve got a new poster (see above and below) as well as an interview with the movie’s writers, courtesy of The Star Wars Show.
Let’s talk poster art first…
As you can see, the first thing to note about the poster is the fact that actor Alden Ehrenreich is pulling a classic Han pose. Those worried that the actor may struggle to slip into Harrison Ford’s shoes should hopefully feel a little better about seeing this.
Donald Glover’s Lando – the character everyone is talking about – is front-and-centre and of course Chewie gets a prime spot too. As for the remainder of the poster, it’s typical Star Wars fare, with a mix of characters and vehicles – including the slightly revised Millennium Falcon as showcased in the trailer.
The core characters featured on the poster include: Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Val (Thandie Newton), Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany), L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) and the villainous, Enfys Nest.
As mentioned above, the poster isn’t the only bit of Solo info we’ve received this week. The latest edition of The Star Wars Show included an interesting interview with Solo writers, Lawrence and Johnathan Kasdan who discuss some of the character connections, including Han’s link to Qi’ra and the relationship between Landon and new droid, L3-37.
During the course of the interview Jonathan Kasdan also revealed that Chewbacca’s dialogue is fully scripted and isn’t just a series of moans and groans. Who knew?!
Jonathan Kasdan, said: “For this script, we wrote every one of Chewie’s lines. We wanted Alden, who is playing Han to know what was being said to him, so he would know what to play regardless of what he interpreted from the moan.”
You can check out the full interview courtesy of the Star Wars YouTube channel. The interview starts around the 3 minute 10 seconds mark and is worth a watch if you want more info on Solo: A Star Wars Story.
So, what do you think about Solo so far? Does the combination of the poster and the interview convince you this is a must-see Star Wars movie or are you on the fence?
Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits UK cinema screens on May 24th, with the US release following on May 25th.