Star Wars is coming back to Cannes! Ron Howard’s upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Solo: A Star Wars Story isn’t that far off now. It’s set to hit cinemas here in the UK on the 24th of May, which is a whole day before it comes out in the US. However, a lucky few will get to see the film a whole ten days before anyone else since the film will be having its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday 12 April at 11am.
This will be the third time a Star Wars film has premiered at the renowned film festival. Both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were first shown at the festival. Let’s just hope that Solo: A Star Wars Story ends up being a little bit better than those Star Wars films.
Despite the fact that the previous Star Wars movies shown at the festival didn’t end up being terribly good films, I feel that this announcement is proof of Disney’s faith in Ron Howard’s final product and that it’ll turn out to be an enjoyable ride. Howard is a safe pair of hands, and it sounds as if Phil Lord and Chris Miller might have been a bit out of their comfort zone working with Lucasfilm.
Solo’s script was penned by Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan and is said to be one of the best Star Wars scripts ever written, which sounds very promising. I also that Donald Glover’s casting as Lando Calrissian was a real masterstroke and I have an inkling that he might steal the show. Who knows, maybe we’ll end up getting a Lando spin-off movie afterwards?
The film itself will be screened in the beautiful Grand Amphitheatre Lumière at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
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