Disney has released a new TV spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Ron Howard’s upcoming film follows the origin of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) as he teams up with a crew to pull off a heist. This TV spot also emphasizes that Han can’t really trust this crew, and presumably his arc in this upcoming movie is that he goes from someone who’s a scoundrel but trusting to becoming the more cynical, hard-edged character we meet in Star Wars: A New Hope.
The question is whether or not people are eager to see a Han Solo movie, and even a new Star Wars movie so soon after The Last Jedi. The movie looks like its promising the old-fashioned thrills and tropes that disappointed fans demanded, but ultimately it may be too much too soon. Marvel can kind of get away with releasing a bunch of superhero movies in a given year, but it remains to be seen whether or not audiences want another Star Wars film only five months after they got the last one.
Check out the new Solo: A Star Wars Story TV spot below. The film opens May 25th and also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.
Here’s 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.