After months of waiting, the full teaser trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” finally dropped today during “Good Morning America.” Yesterday, during Super Bowl 52 we were given a preview teaser in the form of a TV spot. The full teaser clocks in at about one minute and twenty three seconds and the TV spot is about half as long. Both can be watched below.

What we got

Even though both trailers shared many of the same scenes, they both told different stories. The TV spot focused on Han Solo joining the Empire, while the full teaser focused on his life after getting kicked out.

It seems odd that two sister trailers would venture so far from one another, but considering that we already know where the story goes, it’s not that much of a secret that Han’s Empire days won’t stick.

Beyond that, we got to see presumably all of the main cast including Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Woody Harrelson as Beckett. We also got Chewbacca played by Joonas Suotamo, but it was a little hard to tell that it was him under all that fur. Han’s dice from “The Last Jedi” also appeared hanging from a speeder that Han was driving with Qi’ra.

Seemingly confirmed was that the movie will feature some sort of heist as Beckett tells Han that he’s putting a team together.

Based on the variety different landscapes shown, it looks like the movie will take place on several different planets. As expected the trailer ended with a scene that looked like it was from the famous Kessel Run. Unexpectedly though, was that there was a giant Lovecraftian tentacle monster that the team was forced to evade while in space.


It’s hard to say what the main plot of the movie will be based on these teasers, but it seems like a pretty safe bet to say that the movie will be centered around some sort of heist and the Kessel Run. I’d wager we’ll also see some of Han’s Imperial days based on what we saw in the TV spot. Han might even meet Chewbacca during his time as an Imperial, much like how he did in the original Expanded Universe.

As seen from “The Force Awakens,” Disney isn’t afraid to take ideas from the old book storylines and twist them a bit to ensure that fans of the EU are kept happy. Other than the Empire, we may be getting a new villain in the shape of the masked warrior Han was in a standoff with. Perhaps this masked warrior is a bounty hunter of some sort or maybe they’re just someone looking for revenge. Han did say he pulled a ton of scams as a kid and it's possible one of these scams could come back to haunt him.

With Han’s dice from “The Last Jedi” making an appearance, we’re practically guaranteed at least some explanation of their significance and why Luke would leave them for Leia and Kylo Ren. For the most part the movie gives off a dark tone.

This is likely due to the reshoots done by new director Ron Howard. There will still be some levity here and there as evidenced by humor at the end of the trailer, but it surely won’t be as prevalent as it was under previous directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who parted ways with the movie back in June of 2017. Despite this setback, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is still set to release this May according to Until then, there’s still plenty of Star Wars content to tide you over, as “Star Wars Rebels” starts its final run later this month.