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Why 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is Going to Go Above and Beyond Everyone's Expectations

A Further Look into the Teaser Trailer

via Screen Rant

With the official teaser trailer released on Feb. 5, we get a fresh look at another spin-off movie from the Star Wars franchise.  There are 3 main reasons as to why this spin-off is going to boom in the box office: the director, the casting, and the plot.

First let's talk about the director.  Ron Howard has taken this movie into his own hands.  Howard has been asked to direct multiple comic book movies, but refused claiming, "You have to be all the way in. I was never a comic book guy." (Ron Howard at slashfilm.com)  A choice like this is extremely respectable because anybody can fake a story just for the fame of the franchise, e.g. X-Men: The Last Stand and Spider-Man 3

Howard also has multiple critically acclaimed titles under his belt such as Apollo 13 which has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an 87% score from the audience score and A Beautiful Mind which has a 72% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 93% score from the audience score.  With films like these, trusting that Howard will do a great job is an easy task.

Let's move on to the next reason, casting.  A young Han Solo is being played by Alden Ehrenreich. A lot of people, including myself, did not know who Alden was.  However, not until looking deeper into his acting career did I realize that Alden had roles in Hail, Caesar!, Beautiful Creatures, Rules Don't Apply, and Tetro.  With a look at the trailer as well, I would say the choice for this casting was a good one.  Playing Qi'ra is Emilia Clarke. She has/had roles in Game of Thrones, Me Before You, and Terminator Genisys to name a few.  I am completely certain Clarke will perform exceptionally well.  Young Lando is being portrayed by Donald Glover.  Yes, Childish Gambino is playing Han's partner in smuggling.  Glover's resume built up over the years is a long one ranging from music as Childish Gambino, to acting in movies such as Spider-Man: Homecoming, to stand-up comedy.  This choice couldn't have been any better, and Glover has the look to match Billy Dee Williams.  For these three main characters to come together in this movie, I doubt Solo: A Star Wars Story will be dry or boring.

The last, but certainly not least reason, is the plot.  We finally get explanations to questions about Han Solo. "How is Han such a good pilot?" or "How did Han acquire the Millennium Falcon?"  Watching the trailer we see that the plot is going to either start with Han escaping the Imperial Flight Academy or joining the Flight Academy.  Either way, we will see Han and Qi'ra escape the Flight Academy and end up joining a gang of smugglers.  How Han obtains the Falcon is not revealed in the trailer but will be revealed in the movie when it releases on May 25.  We also get a glimpse of Han's team throughout the trailer, and that begs the question of "How many will die in the movie?" or "Will the group split up in the end?"  We also get to see the Falcon being followed by a Star Destroyer with a new version of TIE Fighters flying out of the Destroyer in what looks like a very dense fog or cloudy area.  This could be an area of Kessel which is very dusty and cloudy due to the Spice Mines on the surface.  You probably know where I'm going with this, but for the people who don't, we could see the famous Kessel run in 12 parsecs performed by Han.  With this many options for the plot, there should not be any backlash, and Howard could expect the same or even better performance than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

In short, I believe fans have a ton to look forward to and will not be disappointed at all.  The only problem I could see would be that Howard tries to implement too much into one movie that it takes away from the most important parts.

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