Chewie finally reveals his age in the new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer

With Solo: A Star Wars Saga hitting theaters next month, Disney and Lucasfilm have given us one last chance to pre-judge their troubled production with this worrisomely belated first official trailer.

While it’s long been assumed that the film would shoehorn as many cute little references and origins as possible—Ron Howard already suggested we’ll see Solo’s record-setting Kessel Run—this preview is the first confirmation of as much, an optimistic young Han (Alden Ehrenreich) saying he’s “got a really good feeling about this,” as opposed to the usual “bad feeling about this” spouted across the rest of the saga. It also gives us the first lines from Donald Glover’s Lando (including a “baby”!) and a taste of our new chatty droid, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s L3-37 (oof, is that leetspeak?).

Solo will premiere among so many other character-focused Star Wars spin-off origin stories at Cannes when it debuts at the festival May 15. General audiences will have to wait to find out where Han bought his little vest when the film hits theaters May 25.

  • HalSolo

    Credit where credit is due, good old Opie is giving us a legit version of Dot Matrix with Fleabag there.

    • HalSolo

      That’s the Joan Rivers-bot in SPACEBALLS.

      • You are kinda killing it in the comments of this post. Nice work.

    • adam3w

      I looked it up, and the character’s name is goddamned L3-37. As in “Leet.” Might as well have named it “Haxors.”

      • That’s what I said!

      • HalSolo

        I’m more offended by the title graphics. I know it’s traditional STAR WARS type and all but SOLO looks like it’s made of giant blocks of space Velveeta.

  • adam3w

    That moment at the end of the trailer with Chewie hanging off the train and seeing that he’s about to run into a chunk of mountain… Is that meant to be a reference to the scene in Last Crusade when Indy is hanging from the side of a tank and is about to be run into a outcropping of rock? Or is my mind just creating Harrison Ford references where none exist?

    • HalSolo

      He’s gonna just roar at full force and shatter that ice block. I for one hope Richie Cunningham ups his game and goes full SNOWPIERCER with that action sequence.

  • I like the “Alden Ehrenreich” tag. I’m sure that will prove really useful in the future. 😀