Disney Details Official Synopsis for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 at 02:15 PM PST by
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The iconic smuggler is heading back to theaters in May.

Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed the first official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film is set to premiere on May 25, 2018. Here's the full synopsis per StarWars.com:

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 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.

Though initially directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie), the studio replaced the filmmaking pair with Ron Howard following creative differences during the shoot. Howard then reshot portions of the movie and finished the production based on a script by writers Jon Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan. The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as a younger version of the iconic smuggler first made famous by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy. Additional cast members include Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, and Paul Bettany. 

More plot details and a trailer are still forthcoming, but fans can click here to check out various set photos and updates from the shoot as documented during the production on Tweeter and Instagram by director Ron Howard.

Beyond Solo: A Star Wars Movie, Disney is set to release Star Wars: Episode IX on December 20, 2019. The final entry in the trilogy will be directed by J.J. Abrams. In addition, filmmaker Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is also developing an entirely new trilogy of Star Wars films separate from the episodic Skywalker saga. 

Source: Star Wars 

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