Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. (official synopsis via Coming Soon)
Han Solo might’ve grandly claimed back in A New Hope that he “made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs” but there’s a fair chance Star Wars fans everywhere will be hoping that the Millenium Falcon is capable of even greater feats.
Like compressing the two or so months between now and the release of Han Solo’s origin story movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story down to, oh say, tomorrow.
Alas that’s highly unlikely to happen, meaning we will have to wait until the end of May rolls around, and we get to see if the kerfuffle surrounding the production of the film – original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were replaced mid-production by Ron Howard in somewhat controversial circumstances – has given us a superlative film or merely a meh moment in the great and enduring Star Wars canon.
Until that moment, we have some brilliant character posters, featured on We Got This Covered, that give us an entirely artful new look on the much-loved antiheroes of the film, including everyone’s favourite titular rogue, Han Solo, who will be joined by the likes of Thandie Newton (Westworld), Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War), and Woody Harrelson (Venom) in the galaxy far away star-studded cast.
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in Australia on 24 May and US/UK on 25 May.