Disney released the first official "Solo: A Star Wars Story" trailer today, as the cast and crew attend the Cannes International Film Festival for the film's screening at the Grand Amphitheatre Lumière.
Glover's Lando also plays a central role in the trailer for the Ron Howard-directed movie, while Paul Bettany's character, Dryden Vos, appears to be the primary antagonist.
The Cannes Film Festival has hosted representatives of the Star Wars galaxy before: The second installment of George Lucas' prequel trilogy, "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones" (2002), screened there after having a premiere in NY.
This film will reveal how Han Solo began his journey that eventually set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.
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"Solo: A Star Wars Story" follows the release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", but acts as a prequel to the events of the first movie "Star Wars: A New Hope", which came out in 1977. For one, we think it's highly unnecessary to make a backstory on Han Solo.
In Solo, Lando boasts to Han that "everything you've heard about me is true". Check out the cover in the gallery below and don't miss the new trailer! But it's a line from newcomer Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) that seems to allude to one of the franchise's biggest twists.
"You might want to buckle up, baby", says Donald Glover who plays the notorious smuggler Lando Calrissian. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay. It instead tells a story contained within the larger Star Wars world.
The film has been under quite a bit of scrutiny since the film's publicised production problems, which included its original directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord getting fired halfway through filming.