Best of all: this TV spot finally allows Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo to get a word or two in. That being said, Ron Howard and Lucasfilm really seem like they have been paying attention to the Star Wars fans and have made something with a lot of depth and Easter Eggs for the hardcore fan.
The biggest takeaway from this TV spot: Solo can talk! Similar to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo is going to be a prequel on the adventures of the smuggler originally played by Harrison Ford. Ehrenreich had a few words here and there in previous trailers, but there was a sense that the trailer editors were cutting around his performance, which only seemed to lead to more wild speculation.
I've still got a good feeling about this, Star Wars fans.
Last year, insiders revealed to Hollywood Reporter that Lucasfilm was unhappy with Ehrenreich's performance and made a decision to hire an acting coach for him, which, the publication notes, is unusual to do when it's so late in production. And in the newest teaser for Solo, the beginning of Han and Chewbacca's lifelong friendship takes center stage. You just know what you would hate a little bit more.
This is a film that seemingly isn't that important for the franchise, but it easily could be.
We know things generally work out for Han, but that doesn't mean Chewbacca's wrong to think everything sounds like a bad idea. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and risky criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.
Previous trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story are impressive displays of action, nostalgia, and the other characters in the film, but the latest promo puts the spotlight back on the beloved space pilot Han (Alden Ehrenreich).