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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 25 May 2018 (USA)
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During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

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Ron Howard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alden Ehrenreich ... Han Solo
Joonas Suotamo ... Chewbacca
Woody Harrelson ... Beckett
Emilia Clarke ... Qi'ra
Donald Glover ... Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton ... Val
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... L3-37 (voice)
Paul Bettany ... Dryden Vos
Jon Favreau ... Rio Durant (voice)
Erin Kellyman ... Enfys Nest
Linda Hunt ... Lady Proxima (voice)
Ian Kenny ... Rebolt
John Tui ... Korso
Anna Francolini Anna Francolini ... Imperial Emigration Officer
Andrew Woodall ... Imperial Recruitment Officer
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never tell him the odds.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Red Cup See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,420,489, 27 May 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$213,767,512, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,074,197, 16 August 2018
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Imperial March can be heard in-universe playing on the recruitment film at the Corellian spaceport and is in a major key to sound more uplifting. The same variation of the song was used during a parade in Star Wars Rebels (2014), season one, episode seven, "Empire Day". See more »

Goofs

In relation to the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy, the appearance of Maul on Dathomiir, in this movie would place it before Episode I. That would mean that Han and Lando are around the same age as Obi-Wan, who was still just a Padawan in Episode I. This would then mean that Han was in his 60's for Episode IV: A New Hope, and in his 90's for Episode VII: The Force Awakens. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Han Solo: [trying to hotwire a speeder] Come on! Come on!
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References Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) See more »

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Spoiler Alert: This is a cash grab.
23 May 2018 | by danielkelso-10265See all my reviews

Oh dear!! Never has a franchise been so abused for such a cynical cash grab. I'll give it to you straight. It wasn't teribble; but it wasn't good either. I tend to think that as the second stand alone Star Wars movie, they didn't need to deal with such an iconic character, unless the story was so compelling that it just needed to be told. And based on the evidence here, it wasn't and didn't. The casting was clunky. Clearly aimed at luring a few more bums on seats by appealing to the fan bases of TV pop culture juggernauts Game Of Thrones and Westworld with their respective leads showing up here. I'd pay little attention to this gripe if the movie was fantastic, but it fell far short of that. The attempts at humour are hit and miss, and whatever character development there was left me uninvested in their fates; No emotional engagement as I had in Rogue One. All in all it was underwhelming and disappointing and as I'm well into my middle age years, I see this as purely an exercise at gaining box office dollars rather than delivering a worthy chapter in the epic Star Wars universe.


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