The Solo: A Star Wars Story blowout continues apace. And Ron Howard
’s prequel is certainly making up for any lost time.
Barring February’s initial Super Bowl teaser, the standalone Lucasfilm
pic had lain dormant for months, leading many to believe that the studio was quietly bracing for a box office flop. To make matters worse, Solo is emerging from a troubled spell in production, during which time Howard was brought in to replace the outgoing Phil Lord
and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie
, 21 Jump Street
), who were removed from their post due to creative differences over the film’s screenplay and general sense of tone. Too much humor, not enough Star Wars, essentially.
Nevertheless, just like Rogue One before it, Solo: A Star Wars Story
has emerged relatively unscathed, with stunning, sun-kissed posters and full-length trailers now littering the interwebs. Indeed, it’s an exciting time for fans of Han Solo,