Rejoice, fans: Lando: A Star Wars Story is probably happening

As you're probably aware if you have a pulse and have been on the internet or outside your house at any point in the past year, Solo: A Star Wars story tells the story of a young Han Solo.

Co-written by Star Wars royalty Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jonathan Kasdan, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" introduces Han on his home planet of Corellia, where he serves under a local mob boss and dreams of fleeing, becoming a pilot and owning a ship. It checked off numerous boxes I wanted from one of these spinoff movies.

The script found praise from The Verge which said, "It's a sheer delight, but it also has the courage to explore the darker aspects of a character who could have all too easily been polished to an inoffensive, family-friendly Disney sheen". If Rogue One didn't hammer it in hard enough, Solo reminds us once again that this galaxy is constantly at war.

MONDELLO: There's fun to be had in this, especially if you've been curious as to, say, how Han got the last name Solo or what's with Lando's colorful capes.

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, John Boyega as Finn, Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, and Hugh Quarshie as Captain Panaka.

While many were doubtful about Alden Ehrenreich's performance as young Hn Solo (played by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars trilogy), the critics' reviews prove that Ehrenreich as young Han Solo and Emilia Clarke as Han's girlfriend Qi'ra were impressive.

On the Rotten Tomatoes front, Solo actually finds itself pretty low on the Star Wars chart - only Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace have scored lower - but the official logline still promises a fast-paced adventure.

With "Star Wars" story films as opposed to the nine "Star Wars" saga films that dealt with the Skywalker family, the assumption is that you have lots of questions. If you're in charge of making Star Wars movies and you have him under contract, how do you not look to build around it, maybe even offering him the writer credit and his choice of director?

Does it belong in the Star Wars canon? Apart from the lovely costumes and locations, the fans will also get to see a lot of action in the movie.

Out next week in the United Kingdom, it depicts the early days of space pirate Han Solo. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has an entertaining voice role as Spartacist droid L3-37.

Business Insider Solo is not an bad movie, it just has a few terrible parts that feel uninspired.

Ehrenreich, who plays the young Solo, isn't the problem with the film, say critics in the film's first reviews released after the embargo broke this morning.

CANNES, FRANCE-Every Star Wars geek knows that Han Solo is the cocky flyboy who brags of having "made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs" in the Millennium Falcon, his trusty spaceship. Howard described watching the film at Cannes as a "blast", calling it "a great jumping off place for a movie like ours".


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