6 things we hope to see in the next Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer


With just under two months until Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, it looks like fans will get one more glimpse at the film before its release.

Despite its nearing release date, much of Solo: A Star Wars Story remains a mystery. Even the teaser trailer that dropped during this year’s Super Bowl game left fans with more questions than answers. With just under two months until the film hits theaters, fans were starting to wonder whether they would even see another preview of it.

Ron Howard confirmed on Twitter yesterday that we will get one more peek at the film before it comes to theaters in May. In response to a fan’s question as to whether “there will even be another trailer,” Howard supplied just one word:

The director didn’t elaborate on when the next trailer will go live, but many fans are predicting it will air sometime in the next few weeks. Whenever it does show up, there are a few things we’re crossing our fingers to see.

Concrete details surrounding the film’s plot

While the internet is teeming with discussion centered on Solo: A Star Wars Story, there’s little knowledge of exactly what Han (Alden Ehrenreich) will be up to during the prequel. Lucasfilm released an official synopsis of the film in January, but even that was lacking specifics:

"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 copilot 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."

There have been tons of theories as to what Solo is actually about, including the idea that it could be a heist movie (yes, please). With a presumably longer trailer on its way, we’re hoping the questions about the synopsis get cleared up.

Of course, Howard may be content to make us wait until opening night. But we hope not.

An antagonist

With a film full of thieves and scoundrels, there might not be a clear cut villain. For story purposes, however, Han will need to have some sort of antagonist challenging him. The question is who.

True to Star Wars tradition, it appears the Empire will play a role even in this movie. It’s unclear, though, whether our main antagonist will be a member of the Galactic Empire or one of the many crime lords scattered throughout the Star Wars universe.

This is another one of those questions that would be at least partially answered with some plot information. But until then, we’re left to wonder which character on the casting list will pose the biggest threat to Han.

More of this teased Millennium Falcon fight

Howard also recently took to Twitter to tease a shot of our beloved Millennium Falcon taking on Imperial TIE fighters, promising at least one monumental showdown. The still appears to be from the same scene briefly shown in the teaser, and it certainly explains how the Falcon wound up in its current condition.

Like any good Star Wars fan, we’d love to see more action in the upcoming preview. Not only would it help answer points one and two, but it will also indicate raised stakes for Han in the film. There’s nothing like high stakes to get fans excited for a new release.

Clips of Han’s training with Tobias and his crew

During the teaser, Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) invites Han to join a group of criminals he’s putting together for some sort of mission. We know from Howard’s previous statements that Beckett has a major influence on Han’s character, and we know that the other recruits become some of Han’s closest friends.

Unfortunately, we don’t see much of the crew’s interactions with one another during the teaser. That’s a shame, since the group’s personalities alone indicate the film will be packed with witty banter and general badassery.

With any luck, the new trailer will glimpse some of their relationships with one another. We’ll be waiting for some clever one liners.

Further information about Han’s past

When the teaser trailer opens, Han mentions that he was kicked out of pilot school but is determined to become the best pilot in the galaxy. This statement suggests that Solo may include some crucial moments from Han’s history, going back to his days prior to becoming a smuggler.

While it’s unlikely the that the trailer will offer up too much significant information, it would be nice to see some shots of an even-younger Han. We’d like to know why he was thrown out of pilot school, how he found Chewie, and what led him to Beckett’s door. But until the film releases, we’ll settle for hints.

Classic Han and Chewie moments

During the teaser, we get just one shot of Han and Chewie together, during which Han explains to Tobias Beckett that the Wookiee’s roar “means yes.” Moments like these are a staple of the Star Wars films, and Solo is bound to have plenty of them. After all, the film does center on the pair, more so than any of the other installments.

We want to see more of Han’s developing relationship with his Wookiee companion, and we definitely want more banter from the two of them. It wouldn’t be a Han Solo film without it.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out on May 25, 2018.