AceShowbiz - Disney and Lucasfilm have been keeping fans in the dark for months, but the first teaser trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" has now been released online. Unveiled after that brief TV spot fans got during Sunday's (February 4) Super Bowl, the teaser trailer offers plenty of interesting reveals, including Han's history with the Empire.
The teaser opens with Han, played by Alden Ehrenreich, turning on what appears to be the Millennium Falcon. The titular smuggler says in voiceover, "I've been running scams on the streets since I was ten," as a scene featuring him and Emilia Clarke's new character Qi'ra flickers on the screen.
Han reveals he was trying to join the Empire as a pilot, but he "was kicked out of the Flight Academy for having a mind of my own." He then vows, "I'm gonna be a pilot... best in the galaxy," before the trailer jumps to a scene showing Han meeting Woody Harrelson's Tobias Beckett, who tells the beloved smuggler that he's "putting together a crew."
"You in?" he asks Han and his Wookiee buddy Chewbacca, played by Joonas Suotamo. Chewie is way more excited about what will be one of their earliest adventures than his pal is, but Beckett apparently doesn't understand what the furry creature says. "That's yes," Han says.
Aside from Qi'ra, who can be seen at one point telling Han she "might be the only person who knows what you really are," the teaser also gives a glimpse of Han's future pal Lando Calrissian, a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld who is portrayed by Donald Glover, another new character named Val (Thandie Newton) and L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is coming to theaters across the United States on May 25 this year. The film is directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, who took over midway through the shoot last summer after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired due to creative differences with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
Described as a space western, the upcoming "Star Wars" movie centers on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.