Solo: A Star Wars Story: 8 Takeaways From The New Trailer
Solo: A Star Wars Story just dropped a new trailer that's packed with interesting details hyping up the film just six weeks before its release.
Alden Ehrenreich takes on the role of the iconic Han Solo, but there's a slew of familiar and brand new characters that add a different flavor to this new film than previous Star Wars iterations. Here are eight of the biggest takeaways found in the latest teaser for the upcoming origin movie.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25.
Chewbacca's Age Is Finally Revealed
"190 years old?" Solo asks, incredulous. "You look great!"
According to The Verge, this throwaway line is significant in setting the film Solo in the timeline of the Star Wars universe. Chewbacca was 180 years old in Revenge of the Sith, which in turn was 19 years before he and Han were introduced in A New Hope. This puts Solo around nine years before the original film.
Malla Might Make An Appearance
Not everyone knows that Chewbacca is actually married. His wife Malla made her on-screen debut in the 1978 musical Star Wars Holiday Special, but she hasn't been seen in the big screen since, according to The Wrap.
In the most recent trailer, Chewbacca is seen in a tender embrace with another Wookie. It's not confirmed to be Malla, but if it is, it means more of Chewbacca's family might be revealed in this upcoming Star Wars story.
Lando Calrissian Will Probably Steal The Show
Any character played by Donald Glover — a.k.a. Childish Gambino himself — will probably steal the spotlight and it's no different in the Star Wars universe. Especially since the character he's playing is extremely charismatic to begin with.
In the trailer Qi'ra calls Lando "the best smuggler around," but the fan-favorite can also match Han's charm pound for pound. Indeed, Glover is an instant standout in the trailer and it's easy to imagine him displaying the same supreme confidence and swag in the full-length film.
Paul Bettany's Dryden Vos Looks Like A Terrifying Villain
Paul Bettany plays Vision in the soon-to-be released Avengers: Infinity War, but he's a villain in this particular Disney movie.
The audience knows very little about this supposed gang leader character, but the trailer sets up his role as the main villain in the film. Dryden Vos wears black, wields a red saber-like weapon, and has a deeply scarred face — a combination that Star Wars villains typically have in common in the films.
Another Wacky Droid Is Introduced
There must be some kind of rule in Star Wars that requires the presence of a quirky sidekick droid in every single film. Since Han already has his trusty Wookie, the filmmakers decided that Lando gets to have the droid in Solo.
The newly introduced droid is named L3-37, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The Origins Of Han's DL-44
It's not just the Millennium Falcon that will be getting a proper introduction in Solo. When Han Solo first came on the scene in A New Hope, he's already been around the galaxy several times over with a trusty set of tools at his disposal — including his iconic pistol.
In one shot of the trailer, Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) tosses Han a DL-44. Long-time fans will recognize this pistol as it's the same one the charming hero uses throughout all the Star Wars movies, The Verge says.
Expect A Betrayal At One Point
"Let me give you some advice: expect that everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed," Tobias tells Han in the trailer, implying that someone, sometime will betray the young smuggler.
It probably won't be Chewbacca, who ends up as Han's closest companion, but everyone else is fair game. Tobias, who looks to be the smuggler's mentor, is a possibility and so is Han's childhood friend Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke).
Lando, who we know will be Han's "frenemy" at some point in Star Wars history, is also a good candidate for a potential betrayal.
Of course, this could just be very early foreshadowing on Han's eventual death at the hands of his son Ben or even just Lando's betrayal of him in the Empire Strikes Back.
This Han Solo Is As Innocent As He's Ever Been
"I've got a good feeling about this," Han says with a grin in the trailer, proving he's not the cynical smuggler fans know and love yet.
His exploits will eventually lead to his classic line that's been repeated over and over in the Star Wars universe, but for now, the young Han Solo is as green as the fans have ever seen him.