You can forget your Palme D’Or winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, because they’ll only be one film on everyone’s sunburnt lips with the surprise announcement that Solo: A Star Wars Story will receive its world premiere at the festival.
Deadline report that the Ron Howard Star Wars standalone will screen on May 15th, ten days before its worldwide release on May 25th.
Should this be true, it would be a huge show of confidence from Lucasfilm that they’re happy with what Ron Howard has salvaged from what has been a troubled journey to the screen for the crew of the Millennium Falcon. Let us know your thoughts on this surprise announcement using the comments section.
A 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.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Rio Durant, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.