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”


Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Release Date: Tuesday 15th May, 2018
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover
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
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Role: Tobias Beckett
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Role: Qi'ra
  • Donald Glover
  • Role: Lando Calrissian
  • Thandie Newton
  • Role: Val
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Role: L3-37
  • Joonas Suotamo
  • Role: Chewbacca
  • Paul Bettany
  • Role: Dryden Vos
  • Erin Kellyman
  • Role: Enfys Nest
  • Jon Favreau
  • Role: Rio Durant (voice)
  • Linda Hunt
  • Role: Lady Proxima (voice)
  • Ian Kenny
  • Role: Rebolt
  • Clint Howard
  • Role: Ralakili
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Role: Tak
  • Kiran Shah
  • Role: Karjj
  • Warwick Davis
  • Role: Weazel
  • Ray Park
  • Role: Maul
  • Samuel Witwer
  • Role: Maul (voice)
  • Jonathan Kasdan
  • Role: Tag Greenley
  • Toby Hefferman
  • Role: Bink Otauna
  • John Tui
  • Role: Korso
  • Charlotte Louise
  • Role: Margo
  • Dee Tails
  • Role: Quay Tolsite
  • Attila Vajda
  • Role: Sagwa
  • Lily Newmark
  • Role: Lexi
  • Samantha Colley
  • Role: Ottilie
  • Sema-Tawi Smart
  • Role: Chanteuse
  • Fraser Kelly
  • Role: Eager Scrumrat
  • Alice Hewkin
  • Role: Female Guest
  • Dempsey Bovell
  • Role: Imperial Clerk
  • Anna Francolini
  • Role: Imperial Emigration Officer
  • Robert Morgan
  • Role: Imperial Guest
  • Aaron Heffernan
  • Role: Imperial Mudtrooper
  • Eben Figueiredo
  • Role: Imperial Mudtrooper
  • Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
  • Role: Imperial Mudtrooper
  • Andrew Woodall
  • Role: Imperial Recruitment Officer
  • Damian Farrell
  • Role: Mimban Guard
  • Hal Fowler
  • Role: Mimban Lieutenant
  • Andrew Jack
  • Role: Moloch (voice)
  • Harley Durst
  • Role: Moloch Performance
  • Miles Richardson
  • Role: Regional Governor
  • Katy Kartwheel
  • Role: Rio Durant Performance
  • Dave Chapman
  • Role: Rio Durant & Lady Proxima Lead Performance
  • Joseph Charles
  • Role: Savareen Air Traffic Controller
  • Sammy Hayman
  • Role: Spaceport Father
  • Rona Morison
  • Role: Spaceport Mother
  • Jason Wong
  • Role: Weapons Check Enforcer
  • Richard Dixon
  • Role: Elite Citizen (uncredited)
  • Deepak Anand
  • Role: Sheesha Smoking Guest (uncredited)