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Here’s The Official Synopsis For ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

 

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Yes, they're making a spinoff Han Solo movie in the vein of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it'll star Alden Ehrenreich as young cynical smuggler Solo, who needs no further introduction.

Along with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Solo is one of the main protagonists of the Star Wars franchise, so it makes sense he's getting his own origins-type film. But what, pray tell, do we know about this film? Nothing. Well, a little bit.

It's been reported that the film has had a rough production, and some argue that it should be delayed until the Christmas season, which the Star Wars franchise has dominated in the last several years. There's barely a teaser for the film, let alone sanctioned "first look" photos — as always, the Star Wars series is ultra secretive — but it's going to hit theaters in a few months, so there has to be something fans can hold on to at this time.

Thankfully, however, Lucasfilm has finally released an official synopsis:

"Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy," it reads. "Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes."

The spoiler-free synopsis doesn't confirm much, but it does imply that Chewbacca will have a wider and more fleshed out role compared with his appearances in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Beyond that, there's literally not much that's known about Solo: A Star Wars Story, other than Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan wrote the screenplay, and Ron Howard is directing the film's remaining scenes after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired from the gig following months of conflict with producer Kathleen Kennedy.

Howard frequently shares on Twitter his experience in directing the film, through set photos or shots of his morning coffee. On Oct. 19, 2017, Howard confirmed that production had wrapped, thanking the cast and crew for "an amazing experience." Starwars.com has compiled these posts, which can be viewed by visiting the link.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25.

Thoughts about the synopsis for the film? What aspect of young Solo's life do you think it'll focus on? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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