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Official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story unveiled
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Official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story unveiled

The official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the new Star Wars spin-off about young Han Solo, has been unveiled. 

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures is to play young Han Solo in the much-anticipated new Star Wars spin-off, with Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, taking the role of young Lando Calrissian, while Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson also have key roles in the spin-off. 

The official synopsis for the movie reads as follows:

"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 for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes."

Solo has enjoyed a troubled production. 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been working on the movie, which entered production earlier this summer, but left the film after disagreements with Lucasfilm. 

Ron Howard, who has most recently worked on Dan Brown adaptation Inferno and hit documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, was confirmed to take over as director and re-shot the movie. 

The movie is due to be released on May 25th in 2018 and so far there have been no announcements about a delayed release. 

This movie is the second Star Wars spin-off following the release of Rogue One - A Star Wars Story, which is out on DVD now. 

You can pre-order Rogue One - A Star Wars Story in hmv's online store by clicking here and read our full review here. 

You can also check out the complete Star Wars back catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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