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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solo 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director of Photography Bradford Young worked closely with Panavision to find old lenses that suited the gritty look of the picture he was going for and to refine them for use on the film. By removing anti-glare coatings and slightly detuning the lenses, Young was able to achieve the imperfections he was exactly looking for. See more »

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The various card players all hold their hands very loose, which would allow people behind them to see their cards (and possibly communicate this information to the other players). Experienced card players glance briefly at their cards and leave them on the table.

While an Earthling Poker Player may consider this a goof, the rules of Sabacc may require the players to hold their cards off the table, or with the advanced technology of the series they may consider it worthless to keep the cards down since technology would allow the cards to be seen from any angle, as well as through the table. See more »

Quotes

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

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Featured in Honest Trailers: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018) See more »

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Was Better than I Thought...
23 June 2018 | by trevir-50147See all my reviews

Finally went to see Solo in his first...solo. I had reservations going in (1) I had heard ticket sales were sub par. (2) I questioned the casting of the lead role (we'll get to that later). I tried to keep an open mind to let the film stand on its own merit. It was a pretty solid summer sci-fi action film that had some laughs with some likeable characters that reasonably fits in the Star Wars mythology. The movie was predictable in the sense that it's a prequel and many points of story progression are predetermined. That being said, these points are woven into a story that flowed well that I actually had fun watching. This movie is a solid 7. My biggest reservation was and is Alden Ehrenreich. His depiction of Han Solo is not terrible but is rather dry and lacks the charm and wit of his predecessor Harrison Ford. We can't help but make that comparison and those are tough shoes to fill. I was admittedly jaded going in as there is a Star Wars fan film on YouTube called Han Solo: A Smuggler's Trade where the actor is the personification of a young Harrison Ford. He captures all the nuances and mannerisms of Han Solo and his depiction is on point. If there are any sequels to this prequel, maybe Ehrenreich can grow into the role and own it.


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