Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo
  • UK release: 25 May 2018

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.

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Prince Charles Cinema, London WC2H (0.0 miles)

7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
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Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in 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 future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian. It’s a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

17 May 20184 stars

Safely-handled and breathlessly exciting addition to the Star Wars saga, from Ron Howard

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Film gossip

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20 Jun 2016

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6 May 2016

Film gossip

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Film gossip

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