Solo’s Secret Journey to Theaters
Disney isn’t shy about their plan to dominate the box office. Heck, they already are. At this point, many of the summer’s biggest releases are Disney films. With their recent acquisition of Fox, it’s a trend that will continue. Although this is a license to print money, it can be hard to keep all of Disney’s properties straight. Fortunately, the House of Mouse has provided websites with a helpful press kit chock full of promotional images for their upcoming films. However, Solo: A Star Wars Story is conspicuously missing from the line-up.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th, 2018. That’s just over five months away. The press kit contains an official synopsis of the film, but only featured the logo debuted in October 2017. Also, there is no sign of a teaser trailer for the film. Disney isn’t new to this industry, and their marketing machine is out of control. So, for a film as high-profile as Solo to be buried like this is kind of strange. Of course, the film’s well-documented production woes only add fuel to the rumor fire.
Breaking Down the Synopsis
When it’s all said and done, Disney doesn’t need to advertise its films very far in advance. Everyone is aware of Star Wars and all of its upcoming iterations. And the film is certainly going to make money. However, if they’re trying a new marketing approach, they should let the public know. Either way, we do know more about the film than we ever have, so let’s take a look at the new synopsis.
“Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.”
It’s not a lot to go on, but it’s something. From the sound of it, this is Han Solo at his scoundrel-iest. It’s a fine line to walk. Han learns how to be selfless over the course of the original trilogy. So, in order to do the character justice, young Han needs to be kind of a jerk and not change all that much by the end of the film. But, jerks aren’t easy or fun to root for, so they might compromise the character. As a Star Wars fan, I’m a little cautious about Solo: A Star Wars Story.
What about you? What is your excitement level for Solo: A Star Wars Story? Let us know in the comments!