Lucasfilm has recently been promoting their new movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will be released in the United States on May 25th. The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that the movie will be releasing on May 25th in China as well. In an effort to promote the movie in China, Lucasfilm has renamed it Ranger Solo, omitting the “A Star Wars Story” portion of the title.
A new poster for the movie was also released in the UK today, where the release date for the movie is one day ahead of the US and China release dates. The poster features the heroes, as well as notably displaying two villains who have not been given much advertising as of yet – Enfys Nest and Dryden Vos, the first of whom continues to be seen only in her armor. So far, the announced cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as the dashing title character, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, and Emilia Clarke as Kira, all of whom appear on the poster as well. Ehrenreich, Glover, and Clarke all have prominent roles on the new poster, as well as Chewbacca, Solo’s lovable and monstrous furry companion. The marketing so far for Solo: A Star Wars Story, looks very exciting, and it’s projected to earn $10 million in its opening weekend in the US.
The official trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released earlier this month on the 8th. It takes a somewhat different tone from many of the other Star Wars movies, appearing to be much more lighthearted than movies such as Rogue One and even more lighthearted than the main movies such as The Force Awakens, although it does highlight the dramatic nature that is common to all Star Wars movies. In it, the villain Enfys Nest asks Solo if he’s after revenge, as Solo removes the safety on his pistol. The trailer also highlights the relationship between Chewbacca and Solo, with Solo learning the true age of his companion and commenting that he looks great for 190 years old. The trailer also links to the main franchise, with Beckett instructing Solo to assume everyone will betray him.