When Is Solo Set In The Star Wars Timeline?

When Is Solo Set In The Star Wars Timeline?

Directed by Ron Howard (who joined production after Lucasfilm fired the the film's initial directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller), Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, stepping into the nearly-impossible-to-fill shoes of Harrison Ford, along with Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany. Not everything is as it seems, and stuff you might have thought happened one way actually happens a different way.

Solo: A Star Wars Story's adventurous nature was also noted by critics. Oh look, it's the Millennium Falcon! Check. The beginning of his frienemy relationship with Lando?

Even if there weren't all those great "Star Wars" movies in our past (aka the futures of these characters), based on this adventure alone, I'd be excited to know what's next for Han Solo. Han is a young adult and the ending leaves things vague enough that it's not easy to tell how much time passes between Solo's ending and A New Hope.

Stars Wars: The Last Jedi - 91%. Relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich- breakout star of the Coen Brothers' riotous 2016 comedy "Hail, Caesar!"- nails the charmingly free-spirit of the now-iconic Han Solo character without ever succumbing to an attempted impression of the role's forebearer Harrison Ford.

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Glover is great in the role, threatening to steal the picture from Ehrenreich, who is more of a vocal match for Ford than he is a physical one. Through its forty-plus years of existence, Star Wars has spawned so many memorable bad guys that it's easy to feel disappointed when a new one doesn't stack up to the legacy. "Thrilling set-pieces, spine-tingling iconography and a Han/Chewie bromance to savour".

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 93%.

So there you have it. Solo is set roughly a decade before Han meets Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine.

But it's not all a smooth ride, cowpokes.

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Joonas seemed an obvious choice to play the part of Chewbacca, Han Solo's co-pilot and best friend due to his extraordinary height. I wasn't blown away, but I'm thoroughly compelled to watch more Solo movies, which even a week ago was not what I expected at all. He's basically trapped in amber, and when he makes a significant decision, we're left scratching our heads as to why. Director of Photography Bradford Young explained what the film is abou, and added that the film had to look "natural".

In short, it's clearly a movie made by committee with many hands on deck.

There is nothing much here that will surprise Star Wars fans but there is nothing that should disappoint them either.

"Or just ask boys how it feels to be strong", Clarke replied. And laying it all in seriously slows down the film's first third. It may very well be the least attractive Star Wars film in the franchise's history.

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Not only is Glover's Lando getting a lot of hype, but the actor-writer-director-musician is a huge deal right now outside of Star Wars and is one of the most talented creatives around.

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