“Solo: A Star Wars Story”, the spin-off about a young Han Solo, will premiere at the 71st edition of film festival in Cannnes on 15 may. That writes Deadline. The cast consists of Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, and Woody Harrelson. Earlier it was already known that “Todos lo saben” (Everybody Knows) from Asghar Farhadi, the festival was open, that from 8 to 19 may will take place.
The news may come as a surprise, since the blockbuster is part of a franchise. Such films are rarely at the film festival will be screened, although in 2005, “Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” was also premiered.
The film revolves around the early years of Han Solo, the smuggler in the original Star Wars movies was played by Harrison Ford. The production of the film was not without struggle. So was the directing duo Christopher Miller and Phil Lord dismissed and replaced by Ron Howard, and would reportedly production house Lucasfilm are not happy about the acting skills of actor Alden Ehrenreich. The negative buzz around the film has box-office analysts, however, are not blocked to an opening weekend of 150 million dollar to predict.
The release date is fixed on may 25 of this year.