Monday, February 05, 2018

"Solo: A Star Wars Story"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from "Solo: A Star Wars Story", focusing on the early years of the 'roguish space smuggler', opening May 25, 2018:

The events of the new film are set between "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" (2005)...

...and "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" (1977).

"...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..." 

"This was the hardest casting challenge of all time," said the producers about hiring Ehrenreich to play a younger version of Harrison Ford.

"It's the biggest boots to fill - trying to get someone who can capture all of those essences you think of as 'Han'. We did a very, very, very exhaustive search. 

"We saw over 3,000 people for the part, all across the world.

"We cast it through five or six different offices, acting schools across America and the UK, cowboy bars, everything you can imagine. 

"We made sure we turned over every rock to find someone who has the charisma and the maverick swagger and the sweetness. 

"Turns out that was a total waste of money because the person who got the part was the first person to audition, literally the first person to walk in the door..."

Click the images to enlarge "Solo: A Star Wars Story"...