Solo: A Star Wars Story

Another Star Wars film, another excuse for me to grumble about why they’re nowhere near as good as they used to be. This one’s the backstory about what made Han Solo into who he was, and as with all of these is packed with “Chubby, Hmm” moments* – I really wish they’d focus on just telling a story rather than shoehorning in opportunities to reference elements of other films. The best summary of the shortfallings of this film was a mate of mine said to me the day after I saw it, “What was the bad guy’s name?”… and that, my friends, is the mark of Storytelling Fail. 👎

* defined by film critic Mark Kermode as “a tendency, particularly with biopics or prequels, to clumsily foreshadow plot developments that we, the viewer, are expecting to occur”

Summary

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Release Date: Tuesday 15th May, 2018
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Runtime: 135 min
Original Title: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Pictures, Allison Shearmur Productions, Imagine Entertainment
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.

Cast Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Alden Ehrenreich
  • Role: Han Solo
  • Joonas Suotamo
  • Role: Chewbacca
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Role: Qi'ra
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Role: Tobias Beckett
  • Donald Glover
  • Role: Lando Calrissian
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Role: L3-37
  • Paul Bettany
  • Role: Dryden Vos
  • Erin Kellyman
  • Role: Enfys Nest
  • Thandie Newton
  • Role: Val
  • Jon Favreau
  • Role: Rio Durant (voice)
  • Ray Park
  • Role: Maul
  • Samuel Witwer
  • Role: Maul (voice)
  • Linda Hunt
  • Role: Lady Proxima (voice)
  • Andrew Jack
  • Role: Moloch (voice)
  • Warwick Davis
  • Role: Weazel
  • Clint Howard
  • Role: Ralakili
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Role: Tak
  • Toby Hefferman
  • Role: Bink Otauna
  • Sema-Tawi Smart
  • Role: Chanteuse
  • Fraser Kelly
  • Role: Eager Scrumrat
  • Kiran Shah
  • Role: Karjj
  • John Tui
  • Role: Korso
  • Lily Newmark
  • Role: Lexi
  • Charlotte Louise
  • Role: Margo
  • Samantha Colley
  • Role: Ottilie
  • Dee Tails
  • Role: Quay Tolsite
  • Ian Kenny
  • Role: Rebolt
  • Attila Vajda
  • Role: Sagwa
  • Jonathan Kasdan
  • Role: Tag Greenley
  • Dave Chapman
  • Role: Rio Durant / Lady Proxima
  • Katy Kartwheel
  • Role: Rio Durant
  • Harley Durst
  • Role: Moloch
  • Andrew Woodall
  • Role: Imperial Recruitment Officer
  • Anna Francolini
  • Role: Imperial Emigration Officer
  • Dempsey Bovell
  • Role: Imperial Clerk
  • Robert Morgan
  • Role: Imperial Guest
  • Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
  • Role: Imperial Mudtrooper
  • Eben Figueiredo
  • Role: Imperial Mudtrooper
  • Aaron Heffernan
  • Role: Imperial Mudtrooper
  • Miles Richardson
  • Role: Regional Governor
  • Hal Fowler
  • Role: Mimban Lieutenant
  • Damian Farrell
  • Role: Mimban Guard
  • Joseph Charles
  • Role: Savareen Air Traffic Controller
  • Jason Wong
  • Role: Weapons Check Enforcer
  • Sammy Hayman
  • Role: Spaceport Father
  • Rona Morison
  • Role: Spaceport Mother
  • Alice Hewkin
  • Role: Female Guest
  • Richard Dixon
  • Role: Elite Citizen (uncredited)
  • Deepak Anand
  • Role: Sheesha Smoking Guest (uncredited)