"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard.
The starring cast includes Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Erin Kellyman and others.
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Star Wars on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 released the trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" you can watch here:
Solo: A Star Wars Story In-Home Trailer (Official).
Here is a short review of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie plot summary.
On the planet Corellia, orphans Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) escape a local gang. They bribe an Imperial officer with stolen starship fuel, known as coaxium, for passage on a transport, but Qi'ra is captured before she can board. Han vows to return for her and joins the Imperial Navy as a flight cadet, being given the surname "Solo".
Three years later, Han is serving as an infantryman on Mimban following his expulsion from the Imperial Flight Academy for insubordination. He encounters a group of criminals posing as Imperial soldiers, led by Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson). Han attempts to blackmail Beckett into letting him join the gang, but Beckett has him arrested and thrown into a pit to be fed to a Wookiee prisoner named Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo). 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 fails when the Cloud Riders, a band of marauders led by Enfys Nest (Erin Kellyman), arrive to hijack the shipment. The resulting chaos leads to the destruction of the coaxium and the deaths of Beckett's wife Val (Thandie Newton) and another crewman, Rio.
Beckett reveals that he was ordered to steal the shipment for Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany), a high-ranking crime boss in the Crimson Dawn syndicate. Han and Chewbacca volunteer to help him steal another shipment to repay the debt so that Vos will not kill him. They travel to Vos's yacht where Han finds Qi'ra, who has joined Crimson Dawn as Vos's top lieutenant. Han suggests a risky plan to steal unrefined coaxium from the mines on Kessel; Vos approves but insists that Qi'ra accompany the team. She leads them to Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), a smuggler and pilot, who she hopes will lend them his ship, 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 10, 2018 (Los Angeles), on May 23, 2018 (France), on May 24, 2018 (Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Hungary) and on May 25, 2018 (United States, Turkey) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, 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, 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 $393.2 million.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 69/100. 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.
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