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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If I cast aside all the cynicism that’s developed over the course of the past year, even I have to admit that all the trailers and TV spots have been promising for Solo: A Star Wars Story. While we haven’t had a chance to see much of Solo and Lando actually being Lando and Solo, the world we’re seeing is textured, violent, and dangerous. It is very much what I would imagine an old west interpretation of Star Wars.

A new TV spot for the film further drives all that home with all the action and settings on display, and this reminds me all the more of why I loved the idea of Han Solo as a kid…now we only have to hope that actor Alden Ehrenreich is able to do the impossible — match Harrison Ford’s performance in terms of sheer charisma. Also of note in this spot: Jon Favreau says wookiee weird.

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Below is the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:

“Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.”

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SOURCE: Star Wars

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.