Exclusive ‘Solo’ Denny’s Commercial Features ‘Star Wars’ Creatures, Card Games

     April 2, 2018

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We at Collider are happy to exclusively debut a new Denny’s commercial tied to the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, featuring Star Wars creatures galore and Chrewbacca himself. The ad is part of Disney’s promotional campaign for the film, and at Denny’s specifically fans will be able to collect trading cards featuring characters from the movie as well as try a new movie-inspired menu. Proceeds from every trading card pack purchase benefit the charity No Kid Hungry.

Directed by Ron Howard, the highly anticipated new film traces the origins of the Han Solo character from the Star Wars universe, with Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) filling the shoes of Harrison Ford as a younger iteration of the icon. This is only the second ever theatrical “spinoff” film from Lucasfilm, as the studio previously released Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which chronicled the events leading up to the story of A New Hope.

Solo aims to fill in the backstory of the titular scoundrel, revealing how Han first came across Chewie, how he won the Millennium Falcon, and the origins of his relationship with Lando Calrissian, played in this film by Donald Glover. Indeed, this Denny’s commercial riffs on the Han/Lando relationship and appears to be recreating a scene from Solo that we’ve glimpsed briefly in the trailers—a gamble between Han and Lando that may or may not feature the Falcon as the stakes.

Check out the commercial in the video below. Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on May 25th and also stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Joonas Suotamo.

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