First Reactions to ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Build Fans’ Excitement

The world premiere of the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, ‘Solo’, took place last night and the buzz this morning from lucky fans and critics who were in attendance finally seems to have built up some excitement amongst fans.

Due to drama behind the scenes, which included the firing or Lord and Miller (who were later replaced by Ron Howard), fans were skeptical that that the end product would meet any of their expectations. Rumours have constantly reared their ugly head over the last few months regarding the state of the film, but if these first reactions are anything to go by, fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

There was plenty said on social media about Ehrenreich when the news broke he was cast as the young Han Solo, but his performance is being hailed as “super impressive” and going as far as to say he was “perfectly cast”.  This kind of reaction will be sure to pique the interest of those stubborn few who would have just preferred a 75 year old Harrison Ford to play the role himself.

As expected, the audience appear to have fallen head over heals for Donald Glover as Lando, and there’s lots of love for his tin-can sidekick, L3, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Early reactions also suggest there are lots of surprises in store for us that Howard and co. have managed to somehow keep top secret – lets just hope no one out there decides to spoil these before its release!

For now, he’s some spoiler free reactions!

Alden Ehrenreich Confirms He’s Signed Up For At Least TWO More Star Wars Films

We’re just one month away from witnessing the Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ – a film surrounded by rumours and drama throughout it’s whole production, including the firing of it’s directors Lord and Miller, who were later replaced by Ron Howard who conducted extensive re-shoots.

In a recent interview with Esquire, Ehrenreich let slip that he has signed on for THREE ‘Star Wars’ films, which we can probably assume will continue to focus on a young Han Solo and his adventures with new found friend, Chewbacca.

He knows what he’s getting into. It’s a deeper commitment than just one movie. Even Ford couldn’t quit after just one. I ask Ehrenreich how many he’s signed up for.

“Three,” he says, then flinches, understanding he may have just created a disturbance in the Force. “I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But—yeah.” 

In the same interview, Ehrenreich also addresses the rumour that an acting coach was brought on to the set to help him with his performance as the young smuggler – a rumour that still has many ‘Star Wars’ fans worried about the end result.

He also insists that the story about Lucasfilm forcing Lord and Miller to bring in an acting coach—later identified as writer- director Maggie Kiley—to work on his performance has been mischaracterized: “She was part of conversations that happened for a couple weeks at one point,”

The interview is a great read and Ehrenreich addresses many of the rumours that have been floating around the internet, including the cast’s reception to the new of Lord and Miller’s firing, and their reaction to Ron Howard’s appointment as director.

Still, excitement for ‘Solo’ still seems very tame as we get closer to it’s release – but personally the latest trailer sparked a little hope inside me that this could actually be an enjoyable ride! If nothing else, I’m excited to see the cast in their respective roles, and most importantly witnessing Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian!

“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 co-pilot 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”

Directed by: Ron Howard

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

Release Date: May 25th, 2018

New Action Packed ‘Solo: A Star Wars Trailer’ Has Dropped!

“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 co-pilot 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”

Directed by: Ron Howard

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

Release Date: May 25th, 2018

GMA Debuts First Full Teaser Trailer For ‘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 co-pilot 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”

Directed by: Ron Howard

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

Release Date: May 25th, 2018

 

A New Star Wars Story Begings: Production Has Begun On Untitled Han Solo Spin-Off

Disney have confirmed that production on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began yesterday (February 20th). Alongside this announcement, they released our first look at the cast together on board the Millennium Falcon. 

We’ve also been given a tease of what to expect from the film: 

“The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.”

Aldren Ehrenreich will be the man himself, Han Solo, Donald Glover will be playing fellow lovable rogue, Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo will be donning the Wookie fur once more as Chewbacca. Also joining them will be Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson who’s roles are yet to be confirmed. Thandie Newton has now been confirmed as a member of the cast after rumours circulated last week about her involvement in the film. 

After Rogue One’s success as the first Star Wars Story spin-off, should we have high expectations for an origin story of everyone’s favourite space rogue? Are you excited to see Han before he met the Skywalkers?

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is dated for release on 25th May 2018

Written by Tom Sheffield

Woody Harrelson Officially On-Board For Han Solo Spin-Off

After rumours spread across the internet last week about Woody Harrelson’s potential involvement in the next Star Wars spin-off,  I’ll admit they got me a little excited and I had my fingers crossed the rumours would be true. Imagine my excitement when I read that Disney have today confirmed that Harrelson has signed on to have a role in the film!

The directors of the spin-off, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have said “We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody”. Harrelson will be joining the only other confirmed members of the cast Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke. Harrelson is rumoured to be taking on the role of young Han Solo’s mentor. 

Before his journey to a galaxy far far away, Harrelson will be making his directorial debut this month with the first ever live film,  ‘Lost in London’, in which Harrelson will attempt to tell the story of one of his most memorable nights in the city whilst it’s screening live to cinema audiences across the globe. 

The as-yet-untitled ‘Han Solo’ spin-off is scheduled for a 2018 release

Written by Tom Sheffield

Han Solo Spin-Off To Start Filming In February 2017

‘Rogue One’may have only just been released today, but that won’t stop anyone asking the important questions about Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars spin-off, the 2018 scheduled ‘Han Solo’ film.

During the London premiere for ‘Rogue One’, president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy , was questioned about the Han Solo film from BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba. He asked Kennedy how far on they were with the film, to which she replied “we’re actually very close, we’re going to start shooting in February“. You can watch Mzimbo’s video with Kennedy below. 

So far the only details we know about the Han Solo movie are that it will take place in-between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and young Han Solo will be played by Alden Ehrenreich. Also confirmed to be joining Ehrenreich is Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke in an as-of-yet unknown role. 

‘Han Solo’ is set for a 2018 release with a date yet to be confirmed.

Written by Tom Sheffield