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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ trailer reveals Millennium Falcon’s original crew

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The first full trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" was released on Feb. 5, 2018, a day after the teaser was introduced during Super Bowl LII. The movie hits theaters May 25. Credit: Star Wars

They may not be guarding the galaxy, but a young Han Solo joins a motley band of spacefarers in an extended teaser trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” released online Monday by Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm.

As the nearly minute-and-a-half promo opens, Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) is behind the wheel of some urban landspeeder as he tries to escape pursuers. “I’ve been running scams on the street since I was 10,” he tells new character Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), sitting beside him. “I was kicked out of the flight academy for having a mind of my own,” he says, and brags that, “I’m gonna be a pilot. Best in the galaxy” — a line he originally says to an Empire recruitment officer in a separate, 45-second TV spot that debuted on Sunday during the Super Bowl.

He goes on to run across Beckett (Woody Harrelson), who says he’s “puttin’ together a crew.” That appears to include Solo, a young Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), an unnamed character played by Thandie Newton, a stripped-down robot co-pilot, and some evidently CGI, monkey-like alien. Their ship, of course, is a gleaming new Millennium Falcon, far from the battered warhorse of “Star Wars” (1977) and subsequent films.

Locales include a snowy, mountainous terrain; a desert where Beckett invites him to join his crew, and there is a showdown with masked men; a gleaming-gold, high-end bar; and outer space, where after outrunning a phalanx of TIE fighters and boasting about his skills, Solo runs straight toward some tentacled creature and either stalagmites or very large teeth.

Toward the end of the trailer, Qi’ra tells Solo, “I might be the only person who knows what you really are” — to which he scoffs but with a hint of self-doubt asks, “What’s that?”

The movie, directed by Ron Howard, also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany, is set for release May 25.

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