'Solo': First Star Wars spin-off teaser reveals young Han Solo and a shiny new Millennium Falcon

Tom Butler
UK Movies Editor

UPDATE: The first full teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story has now been released by Lucasfilm and Disney. Watch it above.

The new trailer comes hot on the heels of the 45-second teaser that debuted during the Super Bowl.

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Lucasfilm has finally released the first footage from Solo: A Star Wars Story in a 45-second teaser broadcast during the Super Bowl.

Watch it above.

This is our first look at the long-awaited Han Solo spin-off that arrives in cinemas this May. It doesn’t give much away, but the first full-length trailer will also arrive later today making its debut on Good Morning America.

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The film is set before the events of the first Star Wars film, and it promises to show how everyone’s favourite smuggler became the scoundrel we know and love today. Alden Ehrenreich takes over the role made famous by Harrison Ford and he’s only very briefly shown in the teaser.

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The film looks set to show how Han Solo defected from the Empire, before becoming an outlaw with Chewie by his side. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke stars as Qi-ra alongside Woody Harrelson as Han’s mentor, with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge playing an unspecified CGI role, which many believe the be the film’s droid. We also get a look at the Millennium Falcon when it was a shiny new Corellian YT-1300f light freighter, before Han Solo began making some modifications.

The trailer also gives our first proper look at Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian, the cad who Solo wins the Falcon from in a game of sabacc.

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Fans took to Twitter after the trailer aired during the Super Bowl to praise director Ron Howard who took over the movie following the departure of the film’s original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.




Although a lot of people were more psyched about seeing Donald Glover as Lando than anything else.



Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in cinemas this May.

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