Solo: A Star Wars Story is almost upon us and will be coming to Cannes even sooner, which is where this new runtime report for the movie comes into play. There has been speculation for months about how long the young Han Solo movie was going to be and as it turns out, initial reports weren't too far from the mark. While it's not the shortest movie in Star Wars history, it's not the longest either. That honor still goes to The Last Jedi.

A new report confirms that the runtime for the Solo movie will be 135 minutes, or 2 hours and 15 minutes, which coincidentally is the exact same runtime as 2015's The Force Awakens, the movie where Han Solo dies. It's probably just a bizarre and slightly creepy coincidence, but a few hardcore Star Wars fans will probably be able to write a thesis about the connection between the two movies and then correlate it to the Illuminati and Reptilians that are reportedly getting ready to blow up the world on April 18, which actually might have Disney sighing a breath of sweet relief, cause then they won't actually have to show this to anyone and we'll all be in the safe and clear. Even though the entire planet will be decimated like the Death Star.

All jokes aside, the runtime for Solo seems to fall in line with a normal Star Wars movie, which will be loved by a certain group of fans and absolutely torn to shreds by the fans who will be the first to buy the pre-sale tickets when they're announced. Alden Ehrenreich has been the big point of contention for most fans. Fears arose last summer when it was revealed that an acting coach had to come on to help him properly get into character. Those fears were magnified a bit more when there wasn't much of the young Han Solo shown in the teaser trailer. However, the newly released full-length trailer has gone a long way in squashing some fears about Ehrenreich's performance. Yet, then again, it also hasn't, really.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story has been divisive since the day that it was announced and it's going to take a lot of convincing that anybody other that Harrison Ford can play the iconic Han Solo. So far, several fans still don't believe that Alden Ehrenreich can pull it off, especially in comparison to how well Donald Glover's portrayal of Lando comes across. Glover is a better-known actor and already has a reputation of being "cool," so Ehrenreich comes in with a slight disadvantage there, but everybody is judging this off of a few minutes of footage.

Solo hits theaters on May 25th and will premiere 10 days earlier on the 15th at Cannes, so for those fans looking to avoid spoilers, it might be best to go dark for the 2 weeks leading up to the official release date. The wait is nearly over and now Star Wars fans know that they will have exactly 2 hours and 15 minutes of young Han Solo to watch and more than likely tear apart online when they get home. You can see the official runtime for Solo at the Cannes official website.

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