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Spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story are ahead…

There’s an ominous feeling to the latest Solo: A Star Wars Story clip from the official YouTube account.

The most recent TV spot, entitled “Risk,” keeps viewers on edge throughout as it uses a score akin to the skin-crawling trailers for an Alien film (or perhaps better likened to the wailing siren in one of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailers):

“These people are not your friends,” says Woody Harrelson’s Tobias Beckett, presumably to a young Han Solo*. “There’s a lesson to be learned here.” Solo’s retort? “I don’t think I’m ever going to learn…”

This isn’t the first lesson that Beckett has delivered through the trailers or promotional materials, as evidenced by recent tweets from the official Star Wars account:

The anticipation keeps building. Buckle up!


BTW: It’s all happening!

In Almost Famous, the late great Lester Bangs (played by the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman) told William Miller (Patrick Fugit, playing a fictionalized version of Rolling Stone writer Cameron Crowe):

*”These people are not your friends…”

R-rated language warning on the following clip, but it’s the essential clip from an important movie for journalists/writers:

I am hoping the phrase’s inclusion in “Solo” is an homage to PSH. JB