'Solo' Looking at Record Low Opening for Disney 'Star Wars' Franchise

Solo's Alden Ehrenreich is the loveable rogue we all hoped he would

Solo's Alden Ehrenreich is the loveable rogue we all hoped he would

Solo: A Star Wars Story swapping directors for Ron Howard created only a small bit of turbulence for Lando Calrissian actor Donald Glover.

The film is a rollicking ride through hyperspace, starring Alden Ehrenreich as the charming smuggler and Donald Glover as his suave partner in crime, Calrissian. But there are warning signs. I haven't seen the new Star Wars film or read any reviews. The high-end projection is $150 million. Get started on your very own Death Star by picking up a prop piece of the original ship from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope on eBay. Along the way Han acquires many weapons and tools as he threads his way through several plot twists, some of which you may never see coming. The characters are so beloved by older moviegoers that it's hard to make changes. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, was also there.

The film has fun with some classic moments we've heard about from Han in the original films, and read about in the now-defunct classic Star Wars Extended Universe. Hardcore fans will recognize elements of the game from Sabacc and Pazaak, and anyone aged 10 or more can enjoy playing in groups of 2 to 4. But getting to see how it's done from two different styles was super unique. I suspect Lord and Miller's version would have compensated for that with a much lighter tone, but Howard's choices (and John Powell's John Williams-inspired score) are much more serious. What will the growing Empire look like between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One? "It takes a lot of guts and a lot of investment". But remember, it's just Star Wars, as important as Star Wars is to all of us. Her favorite costume is Rey, the lead protagonist from the most recent "Star Wars" trilogy. She predicts Marvel products will top "Star Wars" this year. This is a great book for readers to be reintroduced to familiar faces, while also showcasing characters from the new movies and comics, and of course fresh new ones that enhance the texture and flavors of this galaxy.

Since the studio resurrected the series with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", its three movies have averaged a net profit of $871 million, according to Wade Holden, an analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence. His projections take into account all revenue sources for a movie, including merchandise. Ehrenreich shows the necessary components of the Han Solo we already know, and if it feels like he's still finding his feet it should be expected.

In a galactic fight for a blue substance called iridium we do see its importance in the conflict between the Empire and the beginning of the rebellion. He also meets his furry co-pilot, Chewbacca.

Emilia Clarke once again displays her charismatic qualities as Solo's Qi'ra
Lucasfilm Emilia Clarke once again displays her charismatic qualities as Solo's Qi'ra

With the new film, Disney has a trump card: Donald Glover is one of Hollywood's hottest properties.

Spanning 18 parsecs in length, the Kessel Run was one of the most popular smuggling routes in the galaxy, leading from the planet of Kessel to what used to be the Si'Klaata Cluster, a group of planets controlled by the Hutt crime family, but now...now that's just a Star Wars legend.

Suotamo was actually among the veteran "Star Wars" cast members on the "Solo" set - he first appeared as the famed Wookiee in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Even more humiliating is the fact that the current Memorial Day weekend record holder is the third chapter in Johnny Depp's Pirates franchise, At World's End, which opened to $140 million a full ten years ago.

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