You like him because he’s a scoundrel… The popular “Star Wars” character Han Solo is back in a big way, now that Lucasfilm‘s standalone spinoff prequel “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is set to hit theaters next week. And over this past weekend, the film’s cast and creative team gathered in Southern California for a press junket that included one-on-one interviews, displays of the movie’s costumes and merchandise, and an amazing walk-through exhibit of that famous ship the Millennium Falcon.
The main attraction, however, was a press conference that brought together director Ron Howard with cast members Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra), Woody Harrelson (Tobias Beckett), Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L3-37), Thandie Newton (Val), and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), along with screenwriters Jon and Lawrence Kasdan.
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Both before and after the press conference, the media on hand were given the incredible opportunity to walk through a full-scale replica of the Millennium Falcon’s interior, including the ship’s iconic cockpit, the lounge area with the instantly-recognizable Dejarik board, and even Lando’s bar.
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In another corner of the large press room was a costume display featuring up-close looks at the outfits worn by Han, Lando, Qi’Ra, Val, Beckett, Dryden, and mysterious villain Enfys Nest in the movie.
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And finally, those in attendance got a taste of just some of the many items of “Star Wars” merchandise that accompany this and every movie in the franchise upon release.
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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will be released into theaters nationwide on Friday, May 25th.