Well what do we have here?! After months and months and months of getting absolutely no promotional material whatsoever for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, despite it coming out on May 25th, we got ourselves a teaser trailer! I’ve voiced my slight disapproval for this movie since it’s inception, as I really don’t care for seeing a “young” Han Solo played by anyone but Harrison Ford in 1977, but it’s Star Wars, and I’ll always give Star Wars a shot, so I went into today with the most open minded attitude I possibly could have. My rapid reaction on this trailer is that it looks really fucking cool. Visually, we just looked at about a dozen things we’ve never seen in a Star Wars movie before. The Star Destroyer working it’s way through some kind of horizontal foggy tornado made it move. The train type thing that Han and the villain for this flick (which I’ve seen in concept art, he’s fucking awesome looking – picture a mix between a Stormtrooper, Batman, Darth Vader, and a fox?) were battling on top of was stunning. The golden strip club looking thing is exactly what I’d expect the Outer Rim to consist of. Seeing the Falcon’s interior all white and shiny and crisp was jarring. Donald Glover as Lando, well that’s just perfect. And finally, seeing Alden Ehrenreich as our favorite scruffy looking nerf herder at the end there? I gotta say, I didn’t hate it. I’m still not stoked for this movie like I was ‘The Last Jedi’, or ‘The Force Awakens’, or even ‘Rogue One’, because I just feel like there should still be SOME mystique left for the character, but I’m absolutely less skeptical after that teaser. It looks like they’ll be following Han’s Legends history as well, with him attempting to enlist in the Empire and quickly defecting, taking a prisoner of war, Chewbacca, with him. I think that’s the right move.
The full trailer will be released tomorrow on Good Morning America and I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say about it then, but for now, I’m taking a deep breath and telling myself that this could turn out okay. I know all of the apparent production nightmares this movie has allegedly been through make the odds of it succeeding low, but uh…never tell me the odds. I dug the hell out of that teaser. Enjoy the game, folks.