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 (Tuesday 15th May, 2018)

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