Of course, some don't actually need a theatrical follow-up. Solo: A Star Wars Story (or simply Solo) is a 2018 American space Western film centering on the Star Wars character Han Solo, also featuring his original trilogy co-protagonists Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian. [150] Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter praised the cast and production values but felt the film as a whole felt too safe, writing, "while Ehrenreich's Solo proves adept at maneuvering the Millennium Falcon out of some tight spots, the picture itself follows a safely predictable course. This time Han wins in a fair game after having stolen the hidden card from Lando that he used to cheat his way to victory the first time. Disney, after releasing three STAR WARS films in the comfy December/Christmas holiday slot, decided to buck the trend by going for Memorial Day weekend with the release of the prequel, SOLO… It grossed $10.3 million in the United Kingdom, and also finished first in Australia ($5 million), Germany ($4.3 million), France ($3.9 million), Russia ($3.6 million), Spain ($2.6 million), Mexico ($2.5 million), Italy ($2.2 million) and Brazil ($1.3 million). 267 of 496 people found this review helpful. Better than I feared it would be, Solo is a different type of star wars film, which I welcome. [72], In early January 2017, Woody Harrelson was revealed to be in negotiations to portray Han Solo's mentor,[73] and was confirmed to be appearing in the film shortly after. [106] Walt Disney Records released the soundtrack album on May 25. [137] Solo dropped 65% in its second weekend to $29.4 million, the worst sophomore frame for any Star Wars film since the original trilogy. Beckett reveals that he was ordered to steal the shipment for Dryden Vos, a high-ranking crime boss in the Crimson Dawn syndicate. [166], Ron Howard said that while no sequel was in development, it was up to the fans to decide. He was later informed by Lucasfilm after the film's premiere that he had been replaced by Sam Witwer in order to maintain continuity with The Clone Wars and Rebels animated TV series, in which Witwer voiced the character. Erin Kellyman appears as Enfys Nest, the leader of a gang of pirates called Cloud Riders. Funko Star Wars Solo Mystery Minis Bobble Head Vinyl Figure Enfys Nest A25. Directed by Ron Howard, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the second Star Wars anthology film, following Rogue One (2016). [68], By the following October, Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott, Zoë Kravitz, Emilia Clarke, Kiersey Clemons, Jessica Henwick and Adria Arjona were being considered for the female lead,[69][70] while Donald Glover was being considered to play a young Lando Calrissian. “Wonderful girl. That busyness, the sense of danger and hustle, feels appropriate for Solo in a way that what's on show in this first trailer simply doesn't." Han suggests a risky plan to steal unrefined coaxium from the mines on Kessel; Vos approves but insists that Qi'ra accompany the team. She contacts Vos's superior, Force-wielder Maul, to inform him of the mission's failure, which she blames on Beckett. "[93] Howard was expected to arrive in London on June 26 to complete filming. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. "[154], Particular praise was pointed towards Glover's performance as Lando Calrissian. [58], In February 2013, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the development of two Star Wars standalone films, one written by Lawrence Kasdan. (Includes "Imperial/Stormtrooper Motif" from A New Hope by John Williams), (Includes "Star Wars Main Theme" by John Williams), (Includes "Rebel Fanfare" and "Star Wars Main Theme" by John Williams), (Includes "Rebel Fanfare" by John Williams), (includes "Star Wars Main Theme" by John Williams), (Includes "The Imperial March" by John Williams), (feat. It grossed just $84.4 million in its opening weekend (and $103 million over the four–day weekend), far below projections and marking the lowest Star Wars debut since Attack of the Clones in 2002, although it did set a new career-high opening for Howard. [140][141], Worldwide the film was expected to make $285–340 million in its opening weekend, including $150–170 million internationally. He encounters a group of criminals posing as Imperial soldiers, led by Tobias Beckett. [83] In May 2017, filming took place in Italy, with locations including Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Monte Piana in the Dolomites in Veneto, to the Fassa Dolomites in Trentino. Han and Chewbacca volunteer to help him steal another shipment to repay the debt so that Vos will not kill him. Effects are excellent as you would expect, the set pieces (train heist, kessel run and the end fight with Paul Bettany are good. [61] In July, Lucasfilm announced that an anthology film focusing "on how [a] young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley"[62] would be released on May 25, 2018. Lead designer James Clyne described adding an escape pod to the front of the ship as solving a curiosity he had as a boy as to why the Falcon had that design. Star Wars Celebration 2019 Announced and We Go Inside Solo: A Star Wars Story's Millennium Falcon! Check out expansions, DLC, classic titles in the series and more. Intended as a short meeting, Lucas spent the whole day with the crew. [88][91] Two days later, it was announced that Howard would take over directing for the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of scheduled principal photography as well as the scheduled five weeks of reshoots. Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi. They would be happy with a Disney+ series that didn't even necessarily include Han Solo, but instead focused on the criminal organization being run by Qi'ra". Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge was present on set and wore a costume to perform her scenes, with post-production visual effects done to erase Waller-Bridge out of the footage and to add in interior pieces and wires. If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of "WandaVision," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. Plus, we take you behind the scenes of our Solo: A Star Wars Story red carpet live stream and go under the hood of the Millennium Falcon in Solo … [169] Kennedy also said that a film focusing on Lando Calrissian could happen, but was not a priority. [120][121], A week after its worldwide debut of just $147.5 million, Variety wrote that the film would lose Disney "tens of millions of dollars" off a projected final total gross of $400–450 million[122] while The Hollywood Reporter estimated the losses would range from $50 to $80 million. #Solo @HanSoloStory #SkywalkerRanch Wow. (2018). [79][d] By February 10, the film had spent $54.5 million on production. 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Later, a planned live-action TV series developed by Star Wars creator George Lucas titled Star Wars: Underworld would have depicted Han Solo's first meeting with Chewbacca and his winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian. [129] It opened in 43 markets on the Wednesday and Thursday prior to its US release and made a total of $11.4 million, including $3.3 million in China. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy. It also had 5.9 million views on Facebook. The scene was not included in the finished film. Funko POP! 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Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes. [1][2], A "sneak peek" TV spot was released during Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. [52], Screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan and first assistant director Toby Hefferman portrayed Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna, respectively—two characters that first appeared in the Star Wars Legends comics published by Dark Horse Comics. While Lucas had not meant to interfere, at some point he forgot and asked "Why doesn't Han just do this? He would utilize miniature models and built a 3D model of the mountain in the film and blew it up with a variety of firecrackers within a large fish tank built at Pinewood. [8] Lord and Miller refused to compromise on certain scenes, such as filming a scene from fewer angles than Lucasfilm expected, thereby reducing the options available in editing. [112][113], Solo had its world premiere on May 10, 2018 at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles,[114] and also screened on May 15, 2018 at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. This week on The Star Wars Show, we reveal the first details about Star Wars Celebration 2019! Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. She leads them to Lando Calrissian, a smuggler and pilot, who she hopes will lend them his ship, the Millennium Falcon. [184], Additionally, a seven-issue comic book adaptation of the film was published by Marvel Comics starting in October 2018, written by Robbie Thompson and pencilled by Will Sliney. Was this review helpful to you? Hero. [45] Additionally, Anthony Daniels cameos as Tak. [41] Jon Favreau voices Rio Durant, "a very cool and important alien character" and member of Beckett's crew,[42][43] and Linda Hunt voices Lady Proxima, the serpent-like leader of the gang to which teenage Han and Qi'ra belong. [59] Shortly thereafter, it was reported that Disney was working on a film featuring Solo. With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld. New Enfys Nest Star Wars Solo Movie Funko Pop #247 Vinyl figure. They bribe an Imperial officer with stolen starship fuel, known as coaxium, for passage on a transport, but Qi'ra is captured before she can board. [18][19][20] It received a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards. [8] The decision to remove Lord and Miller was made after a short hiatus in filming taken to review the footage so far. With the help of L3's navigational computer, uploaded into the ship's systems, Han pilots the ship through the dangerous and uncharted Kessel Run to elude an Imperial blockade. After Lucas sold his company to Disney in 2012, Kasdan was hired to help finish the script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, leaving his son Jonathan Kasdan in charge of writing Solo until his return. [47] Ray Park reprises his role as Maul,[48] with Sam Witwer providing the voice, reprising the role from The Clone Wars and Rebels animated TV series. [108], In September 2020, Powell announced on social media that a deluxe edition of the soundtrack album would be remixed and mastered by 5 Cat Studios, featuring all unedited cues from the score and additional demos that Williams had composed for the film. Characters like him are cheap and plentiful. For the 2018 Spanish film called Solo, see, 2018 American film in the Star Wars franchise. [173] Bob Iger has said that the production of new films would go on hiatus after 2019's The Rise of Skywalker, though none were cancelled. Missing here are the sort of plot-related or visual curveballs thrown by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi or Gareth Edwards with Rogue One. [99] Post-production wrapped on April 22, 2018. Vos sends his guards to kill Enfys, but the Cloud Riders overpower them, leaving Vos defenseless. The following month, Williams recorded the demos with the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles at the Newman Scoring Stage. They travel to Vos's yacht where Han finds Qi'ra, who has joined Crimson Dawn as Vos's top lieutenant. 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. [124] In June 2018, in response to the film's poor commercial performance, director Ron Howard tweeted he was proud of the film, and sorry that fans were not turning out to see it, but was happy for those who had enjoyed it. [89] To appease Kasdan, who was unhappy with scenes not being filmed "word for word", Lord and Miller shot several takes exactly as written, then shot additional takes. [104], The creation of L3 was a combination of practical and visual effects. [56][57] In 2012, Lucas began developing a film about a young Solo, and hired veteran Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan to write the screenplay. Han becomes sympathetic to their cause and tries to trick Vos, who reveals Beckett has already alerted him to the double-cross. The project was to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a script by Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan. Either I’m going to kill her or I’m beginning to like her.” – Han Solo (Harrison Ford) … Worth a watch. [22] Miller called casting the role one of "the hardest casting challenges of all time", adding that they "saw over 3,000 people for the part". [74] A subsequent interview with Harrelson bolstered speculation that he may be specifically playing Legends character Garris Shrike,[75][76] but Harrelson revealed the character's name as Beckett in March 2017. Solo: A Star Wars Story Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 by Ethan Anderton During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo … Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their original glory. Title: A fan-favorite Star Wars character from Marvel Comics just made a connection to 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story film. It grossed $14.1 million from Thursday night previews, the lowest of the Disney Star Wars films but the best-ever for Memorial Day weekend, besting the $13.2 million made by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End in 2007. The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star. As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace. Shop for the newest releases in the Star Wars video game franchise. Star Wars creator George Lucas began developing a Han Solo prequel in 2012, and commissioned Lawrence Kasdan to write the screenplay. Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter criticized the trailer as "dull", and compared it negatively to the look of Rogue One, opining that the visuals "should be the hive of scum and villainy of the Cantina of the very first movie, filled with colorful aliens and things happening all over the place. [7] Bradford Young served as the cinematographer for the film. After Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, Kasdan was hired to write Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), leaving his son Jonathan to complete the Solo script. Beckett, aware of the usefulness of a Wookiee's strength, rescues and enlists them in the gang to steal a shipment of coaxium on Vandor-1. Solo is no exception. As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. [115] The film debuted in selected countries on May 23 and had its US release on May 25, 2018, the 41st anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars film, in which Harrison Ford first appeared as Han Solo. [44] Warwick Davis was confirmed as part of the cast by the end of July 2017. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Warning! The creature's death scene, in which its skin is ripped from its skull, was conceived by design supervisor James Clyne as a partial nod to the Indiana Jones franchise. Enfys reveals that she and her crew are rebels trying to strike back at the syndicates and the Empire. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. A number of people tweeting with the hashtag expressed their desire to see more of Emilia Clarke's Qi'ra. Solo released in the United States on May 25, 2018, and received generally favorable reviews from critics who praised the film's cast (particularly Ehrenreich and Glover), visuals, musical score, and action sequences, while some criticized its storyline and screenplay. #May25", "SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY - The Art of VFXThe Art of VFX", "How big screens and small explosions shaped the VFX of Solo: A Star Wars Story", "DESIGNING SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, PART 1: MAKING LANDO'S MILLENNIUM FALCON", "Inside SOLO's Millennium Falcon: Old School Meets New School", "Take a ride through Solo: A Star Wars Story's Oscar-nominated Kessel Run visual effects", "John Powell to Score Untitled Han Solo Movie", "Solo: A Star Wars Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available May 25th", "https://twitter.com/thelegacyofjw/status/1329794708466524160", "Solo: A Star Wars Story (Deluxe Edition)", "Super Bowl Trailers: 'Avengers' Rules Social Media, 'Solo' Dominates on YouTube", "What Does the Han Solo Movie Want to Be? [102], 60 versions of the design of the Millennium Falcon were created before the final version seen in the film was settled on. Able to understand Chewbacca's language, Han persuades him to cooperate to escape. ", "Ron Howard to Assume Directorial Duties on the Untitled Han Solo Film", "Ron Howard Comments on Taking Over The Han Solo Movie", "Paul Bettany Joins Han Solo 'Star Wars' Spinoff Movie", "Q&A: How Paul Bettany sent a text message and became 'Solo: A Star Wars Story's' new villain", "Ron Howard: A Star Wars Story—Why the Oscar-winner joined Solo in its time of upheaval", "That's a wrap on post production! This allowed the actors to have a visual reference for the scene. [174], On May 23, 2019, the hosts of The Resistance Broadcast encouraged fans on social media to use the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen. [109][110][111] The deluxe edition was released by Walt Disney Records on November 20, 2020, featuring an additional 40 minutes of previously unreleased music. He noted that it is "a curiously low-stakes blockbuster, in effect a filmed Wikipedia page". [170][171], On June 20, 2018, Collider claimed that all future anthology films were on hold due to the disappointing financial performance of Solo. [126], Initial projections three weeks before its release had the film grossing around $170 million over its four-day Memorial Day opening weekend. With an estimated production budget of at least $275 million, it is one of the most expensive films ever made. Qi'ra leaves in Vos's yacht, while Han and Chewbacca give the coaxium to Enfys, who offers Han a chance to join the rebellion against the Empire. Star Wars Fans Are Right: Disney NEEDS to Make Solo … Having anticipated Vos's strategy, Han tries to take the coaxium, but Beckett betrays Vos and escapes with it, taking Chewbacca hostage. Paul Bettany would be cast to replace Williams, and the character as a whole was reshaped. Free shipping . [38] By the end of the month, Ian Kenny had joined the cast. [90] Joe Johnston and Kasdan were also considered, though in regards to Kasdan Directors Guild of America rules state that a replacement for a director may not be someone already involved in the production. [50], Filming began on January 30, 2017,[79] at Pinewood Studios,[68] under the working title Star Wars: Red Cup. Lando cheats to win but agrees to join the mission in exchange for a share of the profits. "[158], Alden Ehrenreich confirmed his contract deal to appear as Han Solo extended for two additional films, giving the studio the option to pursue a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story, or feature him in other anthology films in a supporting capacity. Howard had turned down an offer to direct Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Kylo Ren is a fictional character and a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. Chronological Order George Lucas had always intended for the original Star Wars film to be a small part of a much larger story. Memorial Day Opening Now At $103M – Monday Update", "What Were The Biggest Bombs At The 2018 B.O.? "; Howard included his suggestion. [105], —John Powell on agreeing to score Solo. Solo: A Star Wars Story (4K UHD) (18,746) IMDb 6.9 2h 14min 2018 X-Ray HDR UHD PG-13 Through a series of daring escapades, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca in an epic … [47], Peter Serafinowicz was set to reprise his voice role as Darth Maul and had recorded dialogue during production at Pinewood Studios. The site's critical consensus reads, "A flawed yet fun and fast-paced space adventure, Solo: A Star Wars Story should satisfy newcomers to the saga as well as longtime fans who check their expectations at the theater door. [16][17] It is the first Star Wars film to be considered a box office bomb, grossing $393.2 million worldwide, making it the lowest-grossing live-action film in the franchise. Han vows to return for her and joins the Imperial Navy as a flight cadet, being given the surname "Solo". [132][133][134] Other analysts attributed the film's underperformance to lackluster marketing,[135][136] as well as the divided fan reception to The Last Jedi. What a movie-making adventure it's been! [89][8] The duo were also unhappy when Lawrence Kasdan was brought to the London set, feeling he became a "shadow director". Donald Glover also expressed interest in a spin-off film, saying he would imagine it as Catch Me If You Can in space. 38 VIDEOS | 566 IMAGES. Alden Ehrenreich stars in the title role, with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suota… [125] The following year, Howard stated that online trolls were partially to blame for the film's underwhelming box-office performance. The campaign reached multiple people involved with the film, including Ron Howard. [46] Kiran Shah plays Karjj and Warwick Davis briefly reprises his role from The Phantom Menace as Weazel, a Cloud Rider. [101] Bredow described working on the train heist scene as a challenge. Principal photography began in January 2017 at Pinewood Studios, under the direction of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. [84][85] Filming also took place in the Canary Islands that month. The campaign was a mixture of celebrating the first movie and to spread awareness that a sequel is wanted. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and … The official site for Star Wars, featuring the latest on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian, as well as Star Wars series, video games, books, and more. [96] On October 17, 2017, Howard announced that principal photography had been completed, and revealed the title of the film. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Star Wars) (Little Golden Book) by Elizabeth Schaefer and Pilot Inc. | Dec 24, 2018. Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. [3] The original film editor, Chris Dickens,[7] was also removed from the film, replaced by Pietro Scalia. There are related clues (shown below). Only the middlesags because of Clarke's poor acting. [155] While also praising the rest of the cast, Stephanie Zacharek of Time singled Glover out particularly, highlighting his "unruly, charismatic elegance". During reshoots, Michael K. Williams (left) was not able to return due to scheduling conflicts. 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