Does Solo: A Star Wars Story Have A Credits Scene?

Angelo Anderson
May 27, 2018

The thing that Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard remembers, and that most people forget, is that Star Wars sprang from the era of the hot rod.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits theaters Friday and the latest installment of the "Star Wars" franchise shows the much-anticipated first meeting between Han Solo and sidekick Chewbacca, played by former Penn State basketball player Joonas Suotamo.

Typical of the franchise, Solo is absolutely jam-packed to the gills with nerdy references to not only previous movies, but also other Star Wars media both canonical and not - some of which are now basically canon after being introduced here - and also general pop-culture. By the second trilogy, the vibe was gone completely, and greatly missed. Han Solo's rakish charm plays fourth or fifth banana to the trappings of the larger Star Wars universe when it should be at centre stage. As for Alden Ehrenreich, he "absolutely crushes the role to powder, swaggeringly reviving the memory of the young Harrison Ford's romantic gallantry". (No need to draw you a picture.) Ultimately the film is created to fill in the blanks about what we know about Han Solo - except that, besides knowing he completed a kessel run in 12 parsecs, not much of it has any bearing on the actual film. "I loved those first three movies". High praise indeed, and proof that new and old-school can work together, despite being unusual bedfellows. "Like, who cares? Have a good time out here".

Luke meets a new mentor, Yoda, and discovers more about his connection to the Force, while Han Solo and Leia Organa are double-crossed by Solo's friend Lando Calrissian.

"Maybe? I don't know, if it's good, if that's handled in an interesting way", he told us.

The Westworld actress, 45, developed an even stronger pride in the role when she was told by a colleague that she'd be the first woman of color prominently featured in a Star Wars film. "I think it's time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of".

You sense that Ehrenreich has been stranded between what one presumes was a more playful Lord/Miller vision, and Howard's more straight-faced approach.

Still, the movie generates a decent amount of goodwill, and after a couple of hours under the hood, Howard gets it running. Solo will please fans, if not necessarily astound them, and leave them anticipating how the story will connect with the original Star Wars saga. In what must have been a certain amount of desperation, Lucasfilm quickly called in director Ron Howard, whose ties to Star Wars overlord George Lucas reach back to American Graffiti. Newton and Harrelson play Val and Tobias Beckett, respectively, married bandits who reluctantly allow young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) the chance to join a unsafe heist they've been hired to pull off.

Running time: 2 hours, 23 mins.

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