One of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018 is “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” It was directed by Ron Howard and will be released on May 25th. Disney has very high hopes for this film after the massive success of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” last December. Many people were wondering why it was taking so long for a trailer for “Solo” to be released. After all, the movie is less than four months away from being released. A short teaser trailer was shown during the Super Bowl which indicated the trailer would be released on Monday. The trailer finally made its debut on “Good Morning America” on Disney-owned ABC.
Needless to say, there was a great deal of excitement from Star Wars fans after the trailer was shown. Social media exploded into various discussions about the look of the film and theories about certain aspects of the plot. The reaction to the trailer was positive for the most part. However, there were some people who complained that the movie does not look enough like the original Star Wars trilogy. Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo in the film. His body of work is relatively small. Therefore, many fans were unsure of his casting in such a major role. However, people have liked what they saw of him in the trailer.
There is no question that “The Last Jedi” was a massive financial success in every possible way. However, it left a bad taste in the mouths of many Star Wars fans who felt the story was lame. There was also an overwhelmingly negative reaction to Luke Skywalker’s fate at the end of the film. Critics were much kinder to the film. That having been said, “Solo” will have a lot of work to do in order to make people forget the bad experience they had watching “The Last Jedi.”
Fans have been very critical of the direction that Disney has taken Star Wars in since they purchased Lucasfilm. The criticism only intensified after the release of “The Last Jedi.” Disney hit a home run in 2016 with the release of “Rogue One.” However, that movie was helped out by the fact that expectations for it were not very high. The same cannot be said for “Solo.” Anything less than a total masterpiece will make many fans very disillusioned with Disney and the direction of the entire Star Wars franchise.