The international trailer for Solo is a remix of the Super Bowl TV commercial the first teaser that were released in early February. Though no additional footage is shown, the new edit is pretty cool and seems to focus more on young Han Solo talking about wanting to be the best pilot in the galaxy. It's impressive that Lucasfilm has been able to keep such a tight lid on the Solo movie, only allowing little bits of promotional material to come out over the last few months.
As with the previous trailers shown, the best shot is still the Imperial Star Destroyer chasing after the Millennium Falcon along with new TIE Fighters that have extra blasting capabilities, which many speculate is from the mythical Kessel Run. Regardless if it is or not, the imagery is striking and looks like it may be one of the best Star Wars space battles in franchise history. The Star Destroyer looks dark and ominous, which is a stark contrast to the nervous lighthearted energy from within the Millennium Falcon.
The Solo movie's place in the official Star Wars timeline has just been revealed thanks to book publisher Del Ray, who are responsible for a lot of Star Wars related books. The young Han Solo will presumably end 5 years before the events in Rogue One. The story is rumored to cover Han's life from the age of 18 to 24, so we'll be right in the middle of when the Empire was at its strongest and before the Rebels became a real threat. Many fans falsely assumed that Solo would bump right into A New Hope like Rogue One did, but that isn't the case, as it leaves Disney and Lucasfilm with some room to tell more stories in that 5-year space of time.
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In other Solo: A Star Wars Story news, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed that he has seen the movie and he can't wait for Star Wars fans to see it. Johnson noted the fun tone and complimented the cast, calling them all charismatic. He obviously didn't go into specifics, but his take on the young Han Solo movies seems to fit in with the information that we've heard from Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, as well as screenwriters Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th, which puts it right in the middle of an epic box office battle with Marvel's Infinity War and Sony's Deadpool 2. However, each of the movies is spaced out far enough to pretty much guarantee that they'll all hit the number one spot for their debut weekends. While we wait, you can check out the new Japanese poster for Solo below, featuring the Millennium Falcon and Han and Chewie. You can also check out the Japanese trailer below, thanks to the Star Wars Junk YouTube channel.