Han Flies the Millennium Falcon and Plays Some Sabacc in New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Clips
What’s a Star Wars Day without a new Star Wars sneak peek? In honor of the holy day known as May the 4th, Lucasfilm has dropped the very first clips from the solo Solo movie to whet the appetite.
The first we’ve seen teased in the trailers, with Alden Ehrenreich’s Han piloting the Millennium Falcon through a nasty space storm with some unhappy neighbors on his tail. The clip shows a bit more, with both Han and Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra looking panicky. But Chewie is here to save the day, casually stepping in to flip some switches, crank some nozzles and co-pilot the ship he was born for, 109 years ago.
One of the things I immediately noticed in the footage is Ehrenreich’s voice, which sounds a lot more like the grumbly Harrison Ford Han we know and love than the usual Ehrenreich. Remember those reports about Ehrenreich getting an acting coach to “mimic“ Ford? It might have paid off, but will it end up sounding more like a parody than a good performance? We have to wait a few weeks to find out.
But theres more; Lucasfilm also a released clip of Han and Donald Glover’s Lando playing their infamous game of Sabacc. It’s a 360-degree video, so you can cruise around the frame to look at all the creatures in the scene and flip between Han and Lando’s poker faces. (Also, did Glover pronounce Han wrong??)
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets are on sale now. The film hits theaters May 18.
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