I think that's what the Dear JJ Abrams guys were getting at, even if they didn't know it.
May 24 is the release date of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" in Australia.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters tomorrow.
Solo: "A Star Wars Story" actor Joonas Suotamo says he didn't let himself feel any pressure while filming the iconic scene where characters Chewbacca and Han Solo meet for the first time. The film is the second anthology film after 2016's Rogue One. Love any popular character long enough, and the movie industry will eventually serve them up to you again with a different face - just ask any James Bond, Doctor Who, Superman, or Batman fan. Through it all, Ehrenreich plays Han with an easy nonchalance and a mischievous glint in his eyes.
The film, which serves as a prequel and shows the story of a young Hans Solo, is released in the United Kingdom today (May 24) and the BFI put together a special screening ahead of its wide release alongside a panel discussion with the films stars, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. In this era of the 12-hour news cycle, it's perhaps not surprising that the major point of interest in the film has become the appearance of Donald Glover, who is now enjoying his honeymoon period as a cultural darling before everybody figures out he's just as pretentious and delusional as Kanye, but in the opposite direction.
And of course, the Easter Egg returns the favour for the many Star Wars Easter Eggs hidden in the Indiana Jones franchise - including an ancient carving of C-3PO and R2-D2 and a bar called Club Obi Wan - that fans have been obsessing over for decades.
Han's first meeting with Chewbacca starts with the big ol' Wookiee almost killing him, and quickly progresses from alliance to true friendship. The pair were shown the door and replaced by veteran director Ron Howard who had only eight days to evaluate what was shot and proceed with his own vision of the film.
But that's probably too simplistic a division, and what matters is that the pieces all fit together more or less seamlessly. Now these are big moments in the Stars Wars saga, but unfortunately they are being rattled off in mere minutes in this movie.
The more crowded the Millennium Falcon gets and the thicker the banter flies, the better. Sure, everybody loves Han Solo, but when the first footage of Glover sporting some killer capes surfaced, the demand and excitement for a Lando movie only increased tenfold. It's an against-the-odds triumph, but never tell him the odds.