New Solo: A Star Wars Story TV Spot Features the Best Blaster Handoff of All Time
Risk is a part of a smuggler’s life. So is the fact that a lot of the folks you’ll be dealing with “are not your friends,” as Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) reminds a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich). Yet this new TV spot does seem to prove what we always suspected—the life of the galactic smuggler can be fun. In one particularly awesome sequence, you’ll see Han and Lando (Donald Glover) fighting together as if they’ve been doing it all their lives. Come for the new footage, stay for the best blaster handoff of all time.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi may still be on our minds (it’s a tough film to shake, in a good way), we’re starting to get very intrigued by what we’re seeing with Solo: A Star Wars Story. Since the film was announced, we’ve been following the process slowly, elated with every bit of awesome casting news: the aformentioned Harrelson, Ehrenreich, and Glover, as well as the Queen of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke as the mysterious Qi’Ra. Then we became curious when director Ron Howard stepped in late into the production. Yet elation and curiosity have given way to pure excitement—the new trailers and TV spots are showing us something truly intriguing—a Star Wars heist film.
Disney has not been stingy with promotional materials lately, either gifting fans with images, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the franchise’s signature epic space battles and even a conversation with Glover and Ehreneich.
The most recent trailer gave us a glimpse into the world of the smuggler. The film is shaping up to be quite the galactic heist—like Ocean’s Eleven but in space—with Chewie. The new spot has a few new bits of footage, and teases the relationship between Han and Lando, one that ends with betrayal and near-death.
A previous TV spot teased Chewie and Han engaged with some bad guys in a blaster battle aboard a space train, and gave fans a look into the “crew” and his relationship with his future best friend. This spot plunges into a world that resembles an off-planet den of thieves, one that’s colorful, crazy, exciting and dangerous. Lando warns Han that the Millennium Falcon requires a special “touch,” and in the spot’s best moment by far, you’ll see Lando toss Han his trusty blaster in a nifty bit of Globetrotter-like synchronicity. Han may have a good feeling, but it looks like he’ll be learning some lessons on who to trust and who not to.
Solo: A Star Wars Story blasts into theaters May 25.
Featured image: Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo, Donal Glover is Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is L3-37 in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.