This week, fans got their first look at the next Star Wars anthology film, Solo. The movie follows the early life and career of fan-favorite character Han Solo, detailing how he met Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, got the Millenium Falcon, and became the smuggler we all know and love. There was a teaser shown during the Super Bowl, then, the full trailer debuted the next day. As is their way, fans were somewhat divided on this. Noting things that should or should not have been there.
This isn’t surprising to be honest, as the most recent Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, was a very divisive film amongst fans, going against the overwhelmingly positive reviews got from critics. But what about a person who’s not a fan? Say…a Star Wars alum? Like…Mark Hamill?
“I don’t know what anyone’s complaining about,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “The trailer makes you want to see the movie, and I’m dying to see it. So, it worked.”
Hamill notes that the Star Wars fanbase is so passionate, that they’ll talk about things they can’t possibly know about:
“This is the only franchise where, if you go on Twitter, they say, ‘If such and such happens, I am so out,'” Hamill said. “So now they’re speculating about things they don’t want to see.”
It is interesting to be sure. After all, this is only the first trailer for Solo, we don’t know many of the things that are going to be going on in the film. Yes, we can speculate based on past books and confirmed canon lore that states certain things about the character. However, it’s important to note that Ron Howard is directing the film, and because of that, it’s likely that things may not be as static as you think.
The film will arrive this Memorial Day.