The Solo trailer has been recut to Sabotage by the Beastie Boys and it's now a whole lot more awesome. The Han Solo movie comes out in three months and, so far, we've seen just a Super Bowl spot and a teaser trailer. We're likely to get at least one more actual trailer from Disney and Lucasfilm before the movie arrives, but this isn't the same kind of firebomb-style marketing we're used to when it comes to a new Star Wars movie. Now, a fan has taken it upon themselves to repurpose what footage we already have and make a much better trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, with the help of Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA.
This remix trailer comes to us courtesy of the folks from the War Starts at Midnight Podcast. They decided that a little something was missing from the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer we got. Or, to be more accurate, they thought the trailer looked a little more like an origin story for James T. Kirk from another famous franchise involving space shenanigans. As such, they recut some of the footage used in both the Super Bowl spot and the teaser trailer to make something infinitely more satisfying.
"Because the first trailer felt an awful lot like 'Solo: A James Tiberius Kirk Story'"
Sabotage really works here, but this is far from the first time we've seen something like this. Prior to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, someone compiled a lot of footage from various trailers for that movie and also laid it over the famed Beastie Boys track from their classic 1994 album, Ill Communication. That was inspired by the use of the track in the Star Trek Beyond trailer, which was used in that trailer as an homage to what young Kirk was listening to in the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie when he stole his stepfather's car.
While that Rogue One trailer was fun, this trailer honestly could have been something Disney and Lucasfilm actually released. It's that good. Granted, popular, real-world songs aren't really a part of Star Wars history, and it makes sense, given that this all happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But still, this is enough to get even the most skeptical fans who want nothing to do with a Han Solo movie on board with the idea.
Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on May 25 and is (mostly) directed by Ron Howard. How much of it belongs to Phil Lord and Chris Miller remains a mystery, but it may be more than we think. Cam the movie actually be as good as this trailer makes it out to be? One can only hope. Be sure to check out the Solo trailer recut to Sabotage, courtesy of the War Starts at Midnight Podcast YouTube channel, for yourself below.