Solo: A Star Wars Story

Coming to Cinemas 24 May 2018

Han Solo leads Lucasfilm's second standalone Star Wars film, passing Harrison Ford's role down to Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!). The film follows Han and Chewbacca before they joined the Rebellion. Donald Glover (Atlanta) plays young Lando Calrissian.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of The LEGO Movie, originally helmed the film. However, partway through shooting, the pair was taken off the film due to creative differences. The project was then given to Oscar-winning director Ron Howard.

Trailers

Directed by

  • Ron Howard('Rush', 'Frost/Nixon', 'A Beautiful Mind', 'Apollo 13')

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Blockbuster

134mins

Rating: M Science fiction violence

USA

Hollywood Reporter

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Despite the intermittent lags, the production proves to be more than a salvage operation thanks mainly to those engagingly choreographed performances, led by an irresistibly charismatic title turn from Alden Ehrenreich.

Variety (USA)

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Though burdened with a slow start and enough thirsty fan-service to power Comic-Con's Hall H for a decade, it has a kicky, kinetic heist movie at its heart, and its action sequences are machine-tooled spectacles of the first order.

Vulture

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You can feel the two versions of Solo: A Star Wars Story tugging at each other throughout.

New York Times

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It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it also holds whatever irreverent, anarchic impulses it might possess in careful check.

Rolling Stone

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Howard and the Kasdans play the series game without ever raising the stakes, defaulting to dull and dutiful when they might have blasted off into creative anarchy.

The Guardian (UK)

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With [Ron] Howard at the controls, the movie is a fun-fuelled entertainment.

Total Film (UK)

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Far better than we had any right to expect. Thrilling set-pieces, spine-tingling iconography and a Han/Chewie bromance to savour.