Solo: A Star Wars Story Footage Shown At CinemaCon

But the most critical details aren't about the scene itself...

Mild spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story are ahead. If you are looking to avoid any substantial spoiler content, you should be okay; however, do not click any links. JB

Various entertainment sites, including the off-cited Deadline, io9, and Entertainment Weekly are describing a Star Wars scene shown yesterday at “CinemaCon.”

“For fans, the fact that Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to show the legendary moment where Han Solo wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian is kind of mind-blowing,” wrote Germain Lussier for io9. “It’s one of those things we’ve always imagined, but now we get to see it. But if you can’t just wait another month to know what happens, you’re in luck.”

Get it? Luck. Card game. Nice lede, Germain. But I digress.

Trailer screen shot.

“For the first time at a CinemaCon, Disney showed extended footage from a Star Wars film, and, of course, it’s for the May 25 release Solo: A Star Wars Story,” wrote Anthony D’Alessandro in his post at Deadline.com. “In the past, the studio typically relied on trailers of Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Last Jedi.”

So, the clip set the scene for what is assumed to be the buddy movie to end all buddy movies set in that galaxy far, far away.

“What happens when two of the most confident guys in the universe find themselves under the same roof? An intergalactic bromance worthy of its own tale,” wrote Piva Sinha-Roy at EW. “The audience at CinemaCon in Las Vegas got to see the much-anticipated moment where Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo meets Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Each writer gave their different details, hints, and takes in their blogs, which I read voraciously (and linked here)–I am not spoiler-averse.

However, the most critical details from the clip are not about the scene (and are NOT spoilers).

I trust my colleague Germain over at io9. He’s forgotten more Star Wars than I’ll ever learn, and he wrote of the footage:

[T]wo questions can definitely be answered: As expected, Donald Glover crushes as Lando. And Alden Ehrenreich is actually pretty suave and likable as Han Solo, too.

Jackpot. I can’t wait for May 25.

Trailer screen shot.
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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.

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