Shocking no one who both knows about “Star Wars” fandom and the calendar, tickets for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” went on sale at midnight on Friday, East Coast time.
The start of ticket sales was timed to coincide with the beginning of May the 4th, the annual day of celebration of all things “Star Wars,” so named because it rhymes with the most famous of the franchise’s catch phrases (“may the Force be with you,” in case you forgot).
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 4, 2018
The sales come three weeks out from the film’s May 25 theatrical release, and mirrors the ticket sales strategy for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which started three weeks out from that film’s 2016 release date.
Directed by Ron Howard, who took over after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired just under a year ago, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” tracks the early adventures of Han Solo. The film sees him meet Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, begin his career as a smuggler and all-around lovable rogue, and most importantly sit in the Millennium Falcon cockpit for the first time.
Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo, with Donald Glover as Lando, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.