Solo: A Star Wars Story is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard.

Official trailers

Star Wars on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 released the trailer:
Solo: A Star Wars Story In-Home Trailer (Official).

Story intro

On the planet Corellia, orphaned children are made to steal to survive. Young adults Han and Qi'ra make an escape from a local gang. They bribe an Imperial officer with stolen coaxium (a powerful hyperspace fuel) for passage on an outgoing transport, but Qi'ra is apprehended before she can board. Han vows to return for her and joins the Imperial Navy as a flight cadet. When the recruiting officer asks for his surname, Han explains that he is alone with no family, so the recruiter gives him the last name "Solo". Three years later, Han has been expelled from the Imperial Flight Academy for insubordination and is serving as an infantryman on Mimban. He encounters a group of criminals posing as Imperial soldiers led by Tobias Beckett. Han attempts to blackmail them into taking him with them, but Beckett has him arrested for desertion and thrown into a pit to be fed to a Wookiee named Chewbacca. Able to understand Chewbacca's language, Han persuades him to cooperate to escape. Beckett, aware of the usefulness of a Wookiee's strength, rescues and enlists them in the gang to steal a shipment of coaxium on Vandor-1. The plan goes awry when the Cloud Riders, a group of so-called terrorists led by Enfys Nest, arrive, resulting in the deaths of two crew members, including Beckett's wife, and the destruction of the coaxium. Beckett reveals that he was ordered to steal the shipment for Dryden Vos, a high-ranking crime boss in the Crimson Dawn syndicate. Han and Chewbacca volunteer to help him steal another shipment to repay the debt. They travel to Vos' yacht where Han finds Qi'ra, who has joined Crimson Dawn, and is Vos' top lieutenant. Han suggests a risky plan to steal unrefined coaxium from the mines on Kessel; Vos approves but insists Qi'ra accompany the team. She leads them to Lando Calrissian, an accomplished smuggler and pilot who she hopes will lend them his ship, a freighter called the Millennium Falcon. Han challenges Lando to a game of sabacc, with the wager being Lando's ship. Lando cheats to win but agrees to join the mission in exchange for a share of the profits.

Cast

Alden Ehrenreich
Han Solo
Woody Harrelson
Beckett
Emilia Clarke
Qi'ra
Donald Glover
Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton
Val
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
L3-37
Joonas Suotamo
Chewbacca
Paul Bettany
Dryden Vos
Jon Favreau
Rio Durant (voice)
Erin Kellyman
Enfys Nest
Linda Hunt
Lady Proxima (voice)
Ian Kenny
Rebolt
John Tui
Korso
Anna Francolini
Imperial Emigration Officer
Andrew Woodall
Imperial Recruitment Officer
Warwick Davis
Weazel
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Imperial Mudtrooper
Eben Figueiredo
Imperial Mudtrooper
Aaron Heffernan
Imperial Mudtrooper
Hal Fowler
Mimban Lieutenant
Damian Farrell
Mimban Guard
Charlotte Louise
Margo
Sema-Tawi Smart
Chanteuse
Clint Howard
Ralakili
Dee Tails
Quay Tolsite
Attila Vajda
Sagwa
Anthony Daniels
Tak
Kiran Shah
Karjj
Fraser Kelly
Eager Scrumrat
Lily Newmark
Lexi
Jason Wong
Weapons Check Enforcer
Alice Hewkin
Female Guest
Samantha Colley
Ottilie
Robert Morgan
Imperial Guest
Miles Richardson
Regional Governor
Sammy Hayman
Spaceport Father
Rona Morison
Spaceport Mother
Dempsey Bovell
Imperial Clerk
Joseph Charles
Savareen Air Traffic Controller
Dave Chapman
Rio Durant / Lady Proxima Lead Performance
Katy Kartwheel
Rio Durant Performance
Harley Durst
Moloch Performance
Andrew Jack
Moloch (voice)
Sam Witwer
Maul (voice)
Ray Park
Maul

About

The film Solo: A Star Wars Story was scheduled to be released on May 10, 2018 (Los Angeles), on May 23, 2018 (France), on May 24, 2018 (Germany, United Kingdom, Russia) and on May 25, 2018 (United States, Turkey) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 2i Film, B&H Film Distribution, Buena Vista International, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Cinecolor Films, Cineforum, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, Italia Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, Saturn Films, United International Pictures (UIP), Walt Disney Company Nordic, Walt Disney Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), The Rebel Alliance and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 135 minutes. With a budget of $275 - 300 million, the film grossed over $392.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Solo: A Star Wars Story got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: starwars.com/films/solo

IMDB: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Wikipedia: Solo: A Star Wars Story

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