A little over a month out from release, new details and material from Ron Howard’s “Star Wars” spin-off “Solo” has arrived today. First up the film’s screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan chatted with The Star Wars Show and confirmed that they wrote out all of Chewbacca’s lines in the script so Alden Ehrenreich as Han would know what was being said to him and could play off that.
Additionally Lawrence Kasdan tells Empire that he sees the film as a love story of sorts between Han and Chewie:
“It’s a love story. Obviously, they don’t automatically trust each other and become friends. But that’s all the meat of a good story. To me, this is a love story between Han and Chewie. Their relationship has always been my favorite part of the saga, and the fact that only Han understands what Chewie is saying, I find a very funny possibility for comedy … Wookiees have so many positive qualities. But what they don’t do is make it easy for you to get in.”
The film’s director Ron Howard also spoke with the outlet and says he wanted Ehrenreich’s approach to involve tapping into the nature of Han Solo as opposed to Harrison Ford: “It was always clear from the beginning, before I was involved, that it was not going to be an impression of Harrison. No one wanted that. Part of Han Solo’s character is sort of a vibe and a feel and a body language.”
Next comes a new TV spot titled ‘Risk’ which gives us more time with Donald Glover’s Lando than the previous clips have to date.
Finally there’s two new and very different one-sheets – one for Japan and one for the UK. The former is a fresh take with different material, while the latter resembles the original film trilogy’s artwork the closest out of any released thus far.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens on May 25th in the United States, and several sources have indicated it will also open in China on the same date under the title “Ranger Solo”.