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New “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Clip – “Risk”

"These people are not your friends..."

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


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for 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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