Will We Get a Surprise 'Solo' Trailer Before 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'?


Before Han Solo shot first, teamed up with Luke Skywalker, saved the Rebellion, and died by his son’s hand, he was just a scrappy smuggler looking for his next job. Solo: A Star Wars Story will, supposedly, let audiences in on some of Han’s earliest adventures. The problem is that we haven’t seen a single clip from the upcoming film, which is set to premiere in just five months.

But all of that could change as we head into the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere weekend. It seems very likely that Disney would drop the first Solo trailer as a Last Jedi preview.

Solo: A Star Wars Story has been a complicated affair for Disney. Ron Howard was brought on to direct in June 2017 after the project’s previous directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, were reportedly fired over irreconcilable differences; the two supposedly clashed repeatedly with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, so they had to go.

Due to all the last-minute change-ups — because switching directors less than a year before a multi-million dollar film’s premiere is kind of a big deal — Solo details have been infuriatingly vague. Lucasfilm didn’t even announce the film’s official title until October 2017 and the only “poster” to speak of so far is the film’s title card.


But it feels like all of that could change with the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Star Wars anthology film, dropped in April 2016, eight months before the film’s premiere in December 2016. So, the first Solo teaser is a long overdue affair. If you’re feeling a little antsy about finally seeing a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) bickering aboard the Millennium Falcon, you’re not alone.

Don’t get cocky about it, but it feels very likely that you might get a first glimpse of Solo this weekend.

Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15. Check out all of Inverse’s coverage on the film right here.

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