– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Star Wars has been on the lips of fans on the front pages of site almost nonstop since Disney purchased Lucasfilm a handful of years ago. However, between the controversial nature of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the impending controversy (calling it now) of Solo: A Star Wars Story, it’s hit a fever pitch. Now, all eyes are on the latter film.

Disney just released a new trailer for their upcoming Star Wars flick, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and I have to say, it doesn’t look too bad. This was a movie that courted a lot of controversy. It was bad enough that Lucasfilm decided to go back in time with a beloved character like Han Solo, but when they fired the initial directors with only three weeks left in principal photography, they committed to fighting an uphill battle with fans. Would fans actually take to a new interpretation of this character, lovingly portrayed by the great Harrison Ford? Who knows?

While the trailer is solid, I’m not sure it shows nearly enough of either Lando or Han for me to tell whether or not it’ll live up to the name. That being said, I feel like based on the limited amount I’ve seen, I’ll think these portrayals are good enough on their own, but won’t necessarily be considered anything close to the performances of their predecessors.

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.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

Ron Howard directs “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are the producers. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serve as executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.

What did you think of this new trailer? Sound off down below!

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.

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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.