Disney has today announced that Solo: A Star Wars Story will be available on to digitally download from 17 September and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD, and On-Demand from 24 September. The film, starring Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role, shows the origin story of the iconic Star Wars character originally portrayed by Harrison Ford.
Along with a host of special features, the Blu-ray will include 8 deleted scenes including one that promises to show more of Han Solo’s time as an Imperial grunt before he defects to join Tobias Beckett’s crew.
The deleted scenes are named: Proxima’s Den, Corellian Foot Chase, Han Solo: Imperial Cadet, The Battle of Mimban: Extended, Han Versus Chewie: Extended, Snowball Fight!, Meet Dryden: Extended, and Coaxium Double-Cross.
What’s not yet clear is whether any of the behind-the-scenes featurettes will address the departure of the film’s original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller who were replaced by Ron Howard late in the production process. Howard oversaw extensive reshoots on the film, retaining the director’s credit on the film, with Lord and Miller listed as Executive Producers on the film.
We imagine Disney will sidestep the issue focussing instead of the version of the film that hit cinemas back in May.
Here’s the full list of special features coming to Solo: A Star Wars Story.
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable – Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.
Team Chewie – See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.
Kasdan on Kasdan – Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together.
Remaking the Millennium Falcon – Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.”
Escape from Corellia – Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.
The Train Heist – Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.
Becoming a Droid: L3-37 – Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.
Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso – Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac.
Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run – Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.
Corellian Foot Chase
Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
The Battle of Mimban: Extended
Han Versus Chewie: Extended
Meet Dryden: Extended
Available only on Digital Download with Limited Retailers:
The Millenium Falcon: From Page to Park– An exclusive look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.