Is it too late to send Harrison Ford back in time to play a young Han Solo? OK, fine. I get it.
A new trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” dropped on Monday morning, just hours after being teased during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, and my only real complaint is that I want Solo to sound more like Solo.
Ford’s distinctive gruff voice is missing in actor Alden Ehrenreich, who gets to play the young smuggler in the latest spinoff from the main Star Wars storyline. But that’s just a nitpick after viewing a 1:30 trailer from a fan who’s been watching this stuff for 40 years. I’ll will always hear Harrison in Han.
Kids growing up on Disney’s version of Star Wars events won’t notice anything, and that’s really the point of these films anyway.
The action of course looks great. With Star Wars movies dropping seemingly every year now, we’ve gotten used to a certain dark look and pacing, and nothing appears like it’s going to drop off with “Solo.”
The supporting cast also looks top notch — Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton — as do their clothes. And, Solo’s best bud, Chewbacca, at least maintains a consistent roar.
Glover’s got his work cut out for him, for sure, bringing the smooth voice of Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) back to the big screen. But Twitter certainly had his back on Monday morning. For example:
the good things about solo:
– donald glover as lando
– lando played by donald glover
– did i mention donald glover?
— kaz. (@galensdeathstar) February 4, 2018
You know what also looks good? Solo’s trusty old ship.
The shiny new Millennium Falcon interiors in the Solo trailer are stunning. Remove the years of grease, and the Falcon (top) looks more like 2001: A Space Odyssey (middle, bottom). pic.twitter.com/cBjpZkZMSQ
— Dave Addey (@daveaddey) February 5, 2018
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in theaters May 25.