Full disclosure: my eyes glaze over whenever I start hearing about Super Bowl commercials. The silver lining? Some of those ads always end up being new trailers for some of the most anticipated movies of the year, and 2018 has a lot of exciting ones coming up — including one particular Star Wars story that has been shrouded in mystery for some not-so-good reasons. Here are the ones that got our attention!
Solo: A Star Wars Story
It’s not been easy getting Solo to theaters. The story about a young Han Solo was hit was a director change late in production (prompting reshoots with new director Ron Howard), rumors about the performance of lead actor Alden Ehrenreich, and Disney quietly preparing for a box office bomb. The fact that we’d seen so little of the movie with just a few months left until its May 25 release made a lot of us concerned that Disney’s fears were founded, but the teaser that aired during the Super Bowl helped allay some of those fears. Combined with the full trailer released today, it looks like we’ve got a young Han Solo (mostly) full of confidence, Donald Glover looking great as young Lando, and a much cleaner Millennium Falcon than we’re used to seeing!