“I’VE WAITED a long time for a shot like this.”
Well, young Han, break up the narrative carbonite and board your Falcon, because your shot has arrived.
The second trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” landed late Sunday, and the undercurrent to the two-minute-plus clip seems to be: Let’s assuage your concerns, dear viewer,
So we get the pieces of the “putting-together-a-crew” plot — “Ocean’s 11″ style — snapping snugly together like Star Wars Lego bricks.
Sure, the trailer — like young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) himself — might still
“You’re after something. Is it revenge? Money? Or is it something else?” intones Qi’Ra (Emilia Clarke), ticking off the cues that clue in viewers to the beats of a sci-fi heist.
“I know a guy. He’s the best smuggler around,” we hear as the trailer introduces us to Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), who surely is retro-cool, we’re signaled, because he punctuates phrases with “baby.”
And then there’s the requisite “I’ve got a really good feeling about this,” and how you feel about the tone of this trailer might be reflected entirely in how you view Ehrenreich’s line reading of the four-decade catchphrase.
Ron Howard’s reclamation of a “Solo” project opens May 25, when it’s expected to have a domestic debut north of $150 million.
The film will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, more than a week before it opens wide.