According to Deadline, Solo: A Star Wars Story will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival. The festival still is finalizing its competition film roster, but organizers won’t find a bigger film than this one. Sources said that the Lucasfilm origin story will premiere in a special screening May 15.
There are rumors floating around that a recent test screening took place with positive buzz from attendees. Maybe Lucasfilm has taken that into account. Studio execs are also really high on the film, and what director Ron Howard was able to do with the film after the departures of previous directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Nonetheless we are still looking forward to the film and we will have to wait and see for ourselves when the film hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
“Board the Millenium 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. Through a series of 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 course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.“
Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star.