It's the smallest gap ever between Star Wars movies - a December release for Star Wars: The Last Jedi followed by the "standalone" Solo: A Star Wars Story less than six months later. While we know that Lucasfilm doesn't like to market their films on top of one another, it's almost unheard of to debut a first-look just four months ahead of a new release, but that's exactly what's happened here... and I don't mind it. During Super Bowl LII, many (like myself) weren't tuning in to see the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots - they were tuning in for the rumored first-look at footage from Solo. That was a promise quickly delivered on, and with that 45-second teaser came another one... "Trailer Tomorrow." That day has come, and after a debut on Good Morning America, here's the full teaser trailer for Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story!
After weeks of rumors and Lucasfilm staying mum on the subject, the world got their first-look at SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY during Super Bowl LII. The 45-second teaser has ignited social media, setting the stage for the full trailer debut on Monday, February 5, 2018 on ABC's Good Morning America. Here's your first-look at our next visit to a galaxy far, far away...
When it comes to the rides of a galaxy far, far away, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more legendary vehicle than the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Indeed, the Millennium Falcon is the most famous example of the Corellian Engineering Company's YT-1300 Light Freighters - albeit a heavily-modified ship that managed to consistently defy the odds under Captain Han Solo and his Wookiee companion, Chewbacca, along with Lando Calrissian and most recently, Rey. To celebrate the legacy of this ship during the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars, the folks at Mattel have issued the Hot Wheels Collectors Millennium Falcon Special Edition - a highly detailed Metal/Metal fully-diecast version of the ship as it appeared in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This past weekend, the cast of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS wowed attendees at Comic-Con International in San Diego, debuting some new making-of footage that soon set the 'net on fire. Among the surprises was an appearance by Harrison Ford, who was born on this day back in 1942. Indeed, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to man behind Han Solo today, with his 1978 Kenner STAR WARS figure featured in today's installment of the Hasbro Force Friday Countdown Calendar. While I don't have that figure, I do have a few other vintage variations, including the Han "in trenchcoat" version from RETURN OF THE JEDI. My wife bought me an unpunched, carded original as a gift a long time ago from a place called Brian's Toys.