Although not as widely expected as other Star Wars movies, the “Story” series showed great potential with their premiere a couple of years ago with the release of Rogue One. Since then and after the release of The Last Jedi, fans have widely anticipated the release of Solo, a movie which will supposedly tell the story of how Han Solo’s life was before A New Hope. But the release of the trailer certainly didn’t show too many sings of good things to come.
Fans have been voicing their concern about the potentially franchise-insulting movie which, after a couple of directional changes and a whole load of deleted scenes, seems to be on the verge of becoming a hate magnet just like Phantom Menace. Sure, the movie might have its positive attributes, but from what we’ve seen so far it doesn’t seem much better than any other fan-made flick with multi-million dollar special effects.
Apart from the general feeling of apathy generated by the trailer, there is also one main issue that could be the make-or-break point for the movie: Alden Ehrenreich’s part as Han Solo. Will the young actor live up to the legendary character once portrayed by Harrison Ford? Or will he tarnish the image of one of the most emblematic heroes from the Star Wars universe?
Focusing only on the negatives wouldn’t be entirely correct either, though. Donald Glover seems like the ideal actor to portray a young Lando and Emilia Clarke’s touch of quality should do much needed good to the yet-to-be-released movie. There’s also one huge plus: we get to see more screen time of Chewie!
It would be unwise and uneducated to rule Disney out of this race, though. Other movies have shown less promise and the industry’s giants haven’t failed to deliver top quality content nonetheless. It remains to be seen whether or not this will be the case with Solo, a movie that will meet the big screens with a mix of skepticism and worn-down hype.