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A batch of new hi-res still images from the latest Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer is here for fans to get a look at. After releasing the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy this past December, Lucasfilm is now gearing up to release the second movie in their ongoing Star Wars Story series (following Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), this time giving Han Solo an origin story instead of plugging a longstanding and infamous “plot hole” from George Lucas’ original Star Wars movie.
After some heavily publicized production issues that led to Phil Lord and Chris Miller being booted from the film and replaced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard just three weeks before principal photography was scheduled to wrap, Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s final cut is now locked and it’s ready to hit theaters next month (on time). And to kick the movie’s marketing campaign into high gear leading up to its release, Lucasfilm released the second official Solo trailer today during American Idol on ABC (capitalizing on Disney’s corporate synergy, which they’ve routinely done with past movie trailers). That trailer showed off a great deal of new footage, which also came with a healthy amount of new still images showing off the film’s new characters and locations.
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Along with the new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer, Lucasfilm also released over a dozen hi-res stills from the movie (and trailer), giving fans new looks at Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra, and even the first look at Paul Bettany’s enigmatic character, Dryden Vos. You can check out all the images in the gallery below.
The first official Solo trailer showed a scene in which Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and his droid companion, L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), are getting ready to pilot the Millennium Falcon. The recent trailer (and still image above) shows that scene from a different angle, which reveals that Ehrenreich’s Han Solo is also present in that sequence, standing in the back of the cockpit. Also, it’s interesting that a good amount of the trailer and the above still images focus on Lando and L3-37. That means they should be featured prominently in the film, which is good news for Star Wars and Donald Glover fans.
In addition to a handful of looks at Han, Lando, L3-37, and the rest of the crew, the newly-released trailer and images give fans their best look yet at the redesigned Millennium Falcon, even showing it in action from time to time. Of course, one particular image highlights Solo‘s major train heist sequence that Lucasfilm has been teasing in recent tie-in advertisements – but that’s not all. There’s a lot more to unpack from the trailer and a lot for fans to look forward to when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters in May.
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