UPDATE: Sources close to the production have told The Blast that this poster is “not legit.” The artwork came from Russian merchandising site called Licensing Russia.
Solo: A Star Wars Story has an incredible cast, including Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and a screenplay from Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote The Force Awakens and the best Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. But all that’s been overshadowed by original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leaving the project due to “creative differences.” They were replaced by Ron Howard, who “reshot a lot more than was originally intended,” according to Paul Bettany (he’s also in Solo; seriously, what a cast).
That’s usually not a good sign, but the fears over the Solo‘s quality could vanish once the first teaser is released (it should be soon). Until then, Star Wars fans in need of a first look will have to make due with… a Russian licensing site.
The international art (which you can find here) shows Ehrenreich as Han Solo (looking like Jason Street from Friday Night Lights), Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian (he’s rocking Ryan Gosling’s Blade Runner 2049 coat… but with a cape), Emilia Clarke as a character rumored to be named Kira, Chewbacca, and a cleaner, slightly different-looking Millennium Falcon than we’re used to seeing. The licensing site also has a (very translated) plot synopsis.
“Solo is an exciting story about intergalactic adventures, telling the adventures of young Han Solo, about how he got into difficult situations and found an outlet from them, as he became the same a smuggler, a rebel, a bully, a hero, whom we all know and love.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens May 25, 2018.