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I’m a Star Wars fan, through and through and for as long as I can remember. Carrie Fisher was always a huge inspiration to me, both as the strong Princess Leia and as someone who, like me, struggled with bipolar depression. Bert from Mary Poppins and Han Solo were the first men that I recall having a real crush on. The Star Wars films have long been a huge part of my geek being.
Yesterday, Disney released a new trailer for its upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. This trailer is our first real look at the next standalone installment of the Star Wars franchise. Not only will we learn how Han Solo became the scruffy nerf herder he is today (I mean, before Ben Solo/Kylo Ren kills him), but it’s likely we’ll also see how he came to own the Millennium Falcon and how he met Lando Calrissian.
The job is Han’s shot that he’s been waiting for and with the crew being assembled, this standalone Star Wars film is definitely a classic heist film in the making.
Cue our favorite smooth-talking ladies man, Lando Calrissian, the OG smuggler. Solo is ready and waiting, but Beckett tells him that once he joins their crew, he’s in “this life for good.”
We also meet L3-37, because every great Star Wars film has their own version of a smart-talking (or smart beeping) droid, right? And, behold, we also see the Millennium Falcon in all its clean-walls-and-new-tech glory! The new trailer also offers a short glimpse of Enfys Nest and Paul Bettany’s Dryden Vos who, besides Calrissian’s ego, should make awesome antagonists for Solo and his crew.
There’s even a shot of Han and Calrissian in what we’re hoping is THE cantina and a gift from Beckett – Han Solo’s BLASTER!
Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed. I think those are wise words that could apply to every Star Wars film ever.