If you were watching the big game on Sunday, you probably caught the teaser, but on Monday, Disney finally released the official trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Alden Ehrenreich stars as a young Han Solo, the scruffy-looking nerfherder we know and love from the “Star Wars” franchise. In “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” we learn Han’s history. Where he came from, how he became the rugged smuggler, and how he ran afoul of Jabba the Hutt. And also, exactly how he won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian.
Donald Glover plays young Lando in a role that was first introduced by Billy Dee Williams in “The Empire Strikes Back.” Glover won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his television series “Atlanta,” and recently appeared in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” He will also voice Simba in the new not-so-live-action version of “The Lion King.”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” also stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, and Thandie Newton. Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo returns as Chewbacca after taking over the role from Peter Mayhew for “The Last Jedi.”
Ron Howard directed the film. He took over the job after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were let go just weeks into filming.
Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan wrote the script. It is the first time the father and son have written together, although they have worked together as director and actor. Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” and worked on the script for “The Force Awakens.” He has four Academy Award nominations for “The Big Chill,” “The Accidental Tourist,” and “Grand Canyon.”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will be in theaters nationwide on May 25.