Rian Johnson Shares His Thoughts on 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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This will be the second stand-alone Star Wars film in the franchise, following the 2016 hit "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

Disney definitely pulled out all the stops for Thursday's premiere - including the Millennium Falcon.

In the meantime, Solo opens May 24 in Australia and May 25 in the USA and UK.

Disney and Lucasfilm seem to be on a roll when it comes to beefing up the Star Wars universe.

It's been revealed that Ron Howard reshot 70% of Solo: A Star Wars Story after coming onboard to replace the previous directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wanted it to be more like Guardians of the Galaxy.

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And there was a simultaneous debut at several Hollywood cinemas for 2015's The Force Awakens, which was the return of Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to the franchise after a 30 year hiatus. Ehrenreich confirmed he had signed a contract to play Solo in three movies and said he was anxious to step into the role again in future installments.

All in all, critics have described the Star Wars spin-off film as a thrilling intergalactic adventure movie full of top-notch action. Solo: A Star Wars Story is expected to gross around $170 million in the opening holiday weekend. Glover's performance is garnering particular praise, with folks calling it "legit fantastic" and the actor being so magnetic on screen that we should expect a Lando spinoff to be announced before the end of the year. He is joined by actors Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover, who portrays Lando Calrissian from the original trilogy.

"He was the first toy I ever had", Glover said. I should get back to writing.

Williams attended the premiere, as did "Star Wars" creator George Lucas.

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