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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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 ... Imperial Emigration Officer
Andrew Woodall ... Imperial Recruitment Officer

Ron Howard Opens Up About Taking on 'Solo'

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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.

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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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Trivia

Alden Ehrenreich was the first actor to audition for directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The directors said in July 2016 that while they liked a lot of the other actors with whom they read, they increasingly said, "The first guy we saw was the best for the part." See more »

Goofs

About 12 minutes into the film, Solo snatches a hat from the head of a child standing with his mum and sibling. Seconds later, the camera passes the same trio from the same angle, and the kid is wearing his hat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Han Solo: [trying to hotwire a speeder] Come on! Come on!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, a dedication is made "In Loving Memory of Allison Shearmur". Shearmur served as one if the producers on this film, but passed away before the film's May 2018 theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2019 Movie Catch-Up! (part 2 of 2) (2019) 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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Red Cup See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$275,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,420,489, 27 May 2018

Gross USA:

$213,767,512

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,924,807
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2.39 : 1
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