Ron Howard Reveals Glimpse of Colossal Space Battle in Solo: A Star Wars Story

With Solo: A Star Wars hitting theaters on May 25, we’re all very “patiently” waiting for more information on the film, whether by trailer, image or plot point. We’ve been so patient, in fact, we jumped on this nugget of information that revealed the events in Solo are some of the earliest in the entire Star Wars timeline, including the films, books and animated series. While Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios have been keeping promotional material for Solo pretty close to their chests (that didn’t stop us from posting this story on the very different Millennium Falcon seen thus far), director Ron Howard has done his level best to keep fans updated. Now, he’s shared both a photo and a bit of a plot point, revealing this image from a VFX review of the movie at Skywalker Ranch. The image shows the epic TIE fighter battle that we glimpsed in the first teaser trailer.

Howard recently revealed that the film’s edit is locked, and the above photo adds credence to his promise that Solo is on schedule. There’s a lot to like about what we’ve seen thus far, including these very different TIE fighters, and the fact that this is the first time in Star Wars film we saw a creature not on a planet, but actually out in space. While we have no idea what that massive tentacled monster is, it was thrilling to see Han, Chewie, and Lando have to deal with that and the TIE fighters at the same time.
Howard has confirmed that a new trailer is on the way. In the meantime, here’s a refresher about what we know about Solo thus far:

Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as a young Han Solo, and will track his early progress towards a life of smuggling and galaxy-saving. We’ll get to see Han meet his soul mate, Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and, of course, Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), who will eventually introduce Han to his other soul mate, the Millennium Falcon. Will we see Han make the notorious Kessel run in 12 parsecs? Possibly! The film’s events track Han for roughly six years, from the age of around 18 to 24, and ends a few years before the events in A New Hope begin.

Featured image: The Millenium Falcon in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.


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