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Published On: Sat, Jan 20th, 2018

‘Solo A Star Wars Story’ official synopsis teases bond with Chewbacca, meeting Lando and a May release date

Disney has released an official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the next major Star Wars movie that’s coming out in a little over four months.

Most fans assumed Lucasfilm would push Solo to December to give director Ron Howard more time to retool the film after original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller departed last summer over creative differences with just three weeks left of shooting.

Surprisingly, Lucasfilm is sticking with the May 25th release date for Solo, as evidenced by the 2018 preview kit which still boasts that release date and includes the following synopsis: “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 meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story’ releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.”

A Super Bowl trailer now seems very likely and will ignite casual fans as well.

Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan wrote the screenplay with Alden Ehrenreich is playing a younger version of the character originated by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars trilogy and 2015’s Episode VII.

The Han Solo pic also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca).

Directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller were dropped from Han Solo after creative rifts with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.

Paul Bettany has been added as a character that Michael Kenneth Williams was expected to play, but instead of being a motion-capture alien, he’ll be a real person.

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