Today, EW is your source for everything Solo: A Star Wars Story. The site caught up with Han Solo himself, Alden Ehrenreich, to talk about the upcoming film. Ehrenreich dishes on everything from the first meeting with Lando, to his relationship with the new character Qi’Ra.
We have provided a couple of questions and answers below, but hit the source link at the bottom of the article to get the full low-down from Alden.
Can you give us a sense of what Han is like when we meet him at the start of the movie. Obviously, we see him evolve. What’s different from the guy we know?
I think the main thing that’s different is that the Han we meet in this film is more of an idealist, he has certain dreams that he follows, and we watch how it affects him as those dreams meet new realities, realities that are harder and more challenging than he’d expected.
Can you say what his dream is? I assume it’s bigger than “smuggler.”
I can’t say exactly, but it definitely involves independence, and calling your own shots. I thought the Kasdans did a wonderful job of kind of retroactively coming up with what kind of background would lead him to becoming the character we all know.
About the Han Solo Film:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.
Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.