Final ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Lands With a Bang: ‘Assume Everyone Will Betray You’ (Video)

Second standalone “Star Wars” spinoff lands in theaters May 25

Last Updated: April 8, 2018 @ 6:40 PM

Disney dropped the final trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Sunday night, and you can watch it above.

We knew the broad strokes of the film’s plot, but this trailer gives us our clearest look yet. Han Solo and Chewbacca join up with a woman named Qi’ra to try to pull off a heist, but they’ll need the help of Lando Calrissian, the renowned smuggler who owns the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. We also get our first look at the big bad of the movie, played by Paul Bettany.

It’s a visually striking trailer, featuring new locales, like a greenish-hued planet that feels an awful lot like the descriptions of Kessel from the old “Star Wars” Expanded Universe, as well as some pretty fun dialogue. The highlights are Lando, played by Donald Glover,  smoothly saying, “Everything you heard about me is true,” and Han remarking that Chewbacca looks great after learning that the Wookiee is a whopping 190 years old.

It’s a cool enough trailer that it might assuage the concerns of fans who have been skeptical about the project since the abrupt exit of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller last year sparked extensive reshoots under the guidance of Ron Howard. Lord and Miller said they decided not to challenge Howard on a “directed by” credit on “Solo,” but rather took on executive producer credits.

The standalone “Star Wars” film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra and “Westworld” star Thandie Newton, as well as Paul Bettany as the villain.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will premiere at a special screening at the 71st Cannes Film Festival May 15, before its global premiere on May 25.

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