Lucasfilm has finally released the final, full-length trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Ron Howard promised that the new trailer would be released soon, but many did not expect it to be released on a Sunday. Howard has used social media to regularly update the progress of the Star Wars movie since he took over last summer. Most of the pictures that he shared were pretty cryptic and have since started to shed light on the status of the production. As of last week, the score was finished, and the digital effects were almost complete.
We received our first look at the Solo movie in February during the Super Bowl rush and Star Wars fans criticized the debut footage for not showing enough of Alden Ehrenreich’s young Han Solo. However, the new footage has more of the young Solo while being extra careful not to give anything away. The new trailer gives just enough to leave fans wanting a lot more, which is exactly what a good trailer is supposed to do. The good thing is that there’s only a little over a month to go before Solo hits theaters.
One of the villains in the Solo is Enfys Nest and we recently learned that the character is played by a woman, though the identity of the actor behind the mask remains unknown. Enfys Nest leads a band of marauders called the Cloud Riders and according to new reports, the character actor is contracted for two more movies. There’s still plenty that isn’t clear about the character, but it certainly seems that a sequel could come along, depending on the success of Solo.
As for tracking, Solo is looking to debut just below Rogue One, is set to take in $150 million opening weekend, which is just shy of the $155 million that Rogue One pulled in. Additionally, the forthcoming standalone Star Wars movie is estimated to end up with a final box office total of anywhere from $390 million to $475 million, which would put it below Rogue One‘s total of over $532 million. Solo is coming out right in the middle of a very busy summer box office with Infinity War and Deadpool 2 in close proximity.
After months of waiting, we finally have the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story and it looks even better than the initial footage that we were treated to at the beginning of the year. From here on out, this is the last full-length trailer that we will get until the movie hits theaters on May 25th. However, we will more than likely get some new TV spots and some more promotional tie-in commercials along the way. It looks that the promotional campaign has taken a cue from The Last Jedi and Infinity War with a highlight on secrecy, so we won’t really have to worry about spoilers until Solo premieres at Cannes on May 15th. You can check out the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story below, provided by StarWars.com.