5 Great Moments in the New ‘Solo’ Trailer
It's a great time to be a Star Wars fan. It used to be you had to wait three long years for a new movie in the Star Wars universe. Now we're getting one every year and Solo: A Star Wars Story come a mere five months after The Last Jedi opened in theaters.
The official, full length trailer landed yesterday and of course I've been going over it with a fine tooth comb. Here are 5 things I noticed in the trailer that I absolutely love.
1. The Millennium Falcon when it was new and shiny
"She made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs"
Ever since its introduction in 1977 in Star Wars, now titled Episode IV: A New Hope, the most iconic ships in the Star Wars universe was always a "bucket of blots." It was the running joke throughout the first movie about how old and broken down it was.
In Solo we get to see the Falcon when it was practically new looking and quite a bit different looking. Han and Chewie made a lot of modifications over the years.
In its appearance in the trailer, we see the Falcon with a closed, single piece nose at the front and not the two forked look we're used to. The reflector dish on the top of the ship is also laying flat on the hull pointed straight up and it has a two color paint job with what appears to be some blue markings.
How much we'll learn about the Falcon and it's early years remains to be seen, but I'm excited.
2. Han receives his famous blaster from Woody Harrelson
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side..."
Han has always carried the same weapon in all three movies. Now we know where he got it from. A scene in the trailer shows Woody Harrelson's character Tobias Beckett tossing him the iconic blaster while sitting around a campfire. All we know about Beckett at this point is that he's a criminal and a mentor to Han, so it's a good bet that Han's blaster that he keeps all his life was stolen.
3. Winning the Falcon in a game of Sabacc
"YOUR ship? Hey, remember you lost her to me fair and square."
It's a just a 10 second bit of dialogue in The Empire Strike Back that let us know that the Millennium Falcon once belonged to Lando Calrissian, but fans have always wondered how it happened. In Star Wars cannon, Lando and Han gambled in a game of sabacc that used the dice we see hanging in the cockpit of the Falcon in A New Hope and are seen again as Luke remembers Han in The Last Jedi.
A scene in the Solo trailer shows Han walking into a room full of gamblers playing sabacc with Lando across the table raking in a big pile of chips. It looks like we'll finally see that famous game play out.
4. Chewbacca's Family
It looks like Chewbacca is finally getting some backstory and will play more of a role in a Star Wars movie than he ever has.
In one brief scene with blaster fire behind him, you can see Chewie embrace another Wookie by touching foreheads. We can only assume his is a family member. Wife, son or daughter? We'll have to wait and see.
We've seen Chewbacca's family before, but it was in that absolutely horrible Star Wars Holiday Special. I linked it in case you're curious, but I doubt you'll last 5 minutes.
5. "I've got a really good feeling about this"
Every Star Wars movie has used the line "I have a bad feeling about this," at least once. There's even a complete list of who says it and when.
Solo takes a twist on the famous line in a scene where Han says the exact opposite in the pilot's seat of the Falcon. "I have a really good feeling about this."
How excited are you for Solo: A Star Wars Story? I'll be there on opening day May 25 to soak it all in. I can't wait!