Alden Ehrenreich and Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser #1 (2018) *Nerf Herder: Year One*

Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a troubled production (to say the least), and follows on the heels of the financially successful but fan-dividing Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  We got a sneak peek of the 10th Star Wars film last night at the Super Bowl, but Lucasfilm has released the full first teaser today and my reaction is……ok.  It looks great.  There aren’t any fist-pumping moments for me.  I’m not sold on Alden Ehrenreich as Solo.  The plot seems to be standard caper fare, but at this point, who really knows?  I’m less excited about this film than any Star Wars film since Episode II so my expectations are rather low.  I hope I’m wrong.  I want to be wrong.  The teaser doesn’t really give me enough information to make a decision one way or another.  Read below for Coming Soon’s summary.  Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming to theaters Memorial Day.
Millennium Falcon in Solo: A Star Wars Story

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.

Solo: A Star Wars Story features Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Atlanta‘s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton, Avengers‘ Paul Bettany, and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star.

In the wake of the departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm hired director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code) to take their place. It is unknown how credit will be divided for the finished film, as at least 3/4s of it was already shot when Howard took over.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming to theaters on May 25, 2018.

Alden Ehrenreich in Solo: A Star Wars Story

11 thoughts on “Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser #1 (2018) *Nerf Herder: Year One*”

  1. Wow. This trailer is not going to sell this movie. The breif Super Bowl spot was intriguing, startling, and cool, but this one looks exactly like it was made by Ron Howard. I am not judging the movie itself. I have soured on marketing and hype, and that cuts both ways, positive and negative. I’m just pointing out that this is the first SW trailer that is a dud. Time to pray to the Force, if only as a precaution.

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      1. The biggest truth I learned from Last Jedi is that marketing tells you nothing about a movie other than what the marketers want you to believe. There is zero information, only propoganda. If the actual content of the movie happens to dovetail with the marketing objective, that might be an interesting phenomenon, but it means nothing to little you, little him, little me, the men on the street, who cannot tell the truth from the lies.

        In the case of Solo, I think they are responding to the biggest criticism of Last Jedi, that it was “too different.” They split the difference, airing a Super Bowl ad that looked different, than an official trailer (one with more weight) that looked safe.

        I don’t think we have been shown anything useful about the movie, except that there is a certain sense of style to the visuals, Woody looks like he blends right in, and the story, sadly, is about a heist.

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  2. I said this on someone else’s post about the trailer too but, I was super concerned about this film but now I feel a lot more confident it is going to be alright now.

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  3. I found myself waiting for the ‘Han/Harrison’ mannerisms, which is distracting. I was never hyped about the movie itself though. I want the futher-mucking story to go forward, not backwards!!! Although, Rogue One was a nice surprise, but then, it wasn’t a ‘backstory’ or an ‘origin’.
    I give this trailer two ‘meh’s’ with a possibility of ‘good’.

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