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​The Movie Teaser For 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Just Premiered

​The Movie Teaser For 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Just Premiered

The biggest show on earth meets the best pilot in the galaxy

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Some people love live sport, some people love trailers for science fiction films. The Superbowl truly has it all.

There are some who are looking for the glitzy half time show that this year stars Justin Timberlake, there are some who just like the idea of watching big events on the telly, and there are some who are watching to see if there is going to be a teaser trailer of a film about space.

Yes, really. And it makes sense if the space film is the latest in the Star Wars series (though it is not an 'official' saga film).

During one of the thousands of commercial breaks in Superbowl LII, the teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story aired, and it looks great.

It's got Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) playing Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca is going to be there, and Alden Ehrenreich plays the title role, claiming in the short clip that he wants to be 'a pilot, the best in the galaxy'.

It's only a teaser trailer, mind. The real action will take place tomorrow on Good Morning, America when the full trailer arrives. However, it looks like an action-packed, full throttle Star Wars story already.

It's had its fair share of problems in the making though. In fact, the film is now on its second team after the previous directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were sacked half way through.

This was because of 'creative differences' - we can only imagine what they were.

Lucasfilm / Walt Disney

Lucasfilm released a statement at the time that said: "Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it's become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we've decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon."

They didn't mess about either - they've got in Hollywood legend and Apollo 13 director Ron Howard to do it. Apparently he re-shot large bits of it too - he obviously isn't so sure that Lord and Miller are 'talented filmmakers'.

You might have noticed that the Super Bowl is happening tonight. It's one of the world's largest sporting events and the last one was watched by about 160 million people - which is a decent audience by anyone's standards.

Given that American football can be quite difficult to understand for the uninitiated, it would make sense that people might watch for different reasons.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm / Walt Disney

Topics: TV and Film