Solo: A Star Wars story had its worldwide premiere last night, with Star Wars heroes old and new gracing the red carpet for the smuggler's origin story. Woody Harrelson is playing Han's mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Westworld's Thandie Newton, Avengers' Paul Bettany, and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star. Star Wars fans were having fun just being in the vicinity of all the excitement and the stars joined in. In May, 2017, directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) were fired from the film with only a few more weeks of filming left.
Putting fans" concerns to rest, Alden Ehrenreich's lead performance is being called "the real deal'.
As a fan, I love the extra Star Wars attention, though I am tired that at some point in time in the future, fatigue will undoubtedly start to step in. The new film also features Glover stepping into a role closely associated with another actor: Billy Dee Williams played Calrissian in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi".
The latest episode in the Star Wars story tells how the young Han Solo met Chewbacca and became involved with the notorious gambling kingpin Lando Calrissian, eventually becoming the owner of Calrissian's custom-modified Corellian freighter, the Millenium Falcon - the fastest ship in the galaxy.
Electronic Arts and DICE are gearing up to launch Han Solo Season for Star Wars Battlefront 2, the game that faced a massive boycott and drew political attention to loot boxes a year ago.