“The new trailer for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ looks… sort of good?” links

Here’s the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. This is probably going to be a huge mess, but the trailer makes it look good. [io9/Jezebel]
Rosario Dawson is lovely, but this dress was not. [Go Fug Yourself]
Brooklyn Beckham & Chloe Moretz are over, he’s already making out with a model named Lexi Wood. Godspeed, children. [LaineyGossip]
Judge Judy is worth every penny. [Dlisted]
Joy Reid & Killer Mike got into it, and Killer Mike lost. [Pajiba]
Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively love trolling each other on social media. [Buzzfeed]
Sophie Turner loves sausages. Actual sausages. [The Blemish]
LuAnn de Lesseps says Russell Simmons groped her. [Reality Tea]
Beyonce & Jay-Z want to build a 10-car garage on their $88 million property. [Wonderwall]
Here’s SNL’s excellent Black Jeopardy skit. [Looper]

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  1. Case says:

    I don’t like that Woody Harrelson is in the Solo movie. To me he’s just “Woody Harrelson” in every movie he’s in, and it takes me out of the fantasy a bit. Movies like Star Wars are better with lesser-known folk, IMO.

  2. Maum says:

    I’m annoyed by Emilia Clarke. Her Daenerys Targaryen is so one dimensional she ruins anything she’s in for me.
    Shame cos she seems to be a lovely person. But such a wooden actress.

  3. Mia4s says:

    “Sort of” being the operative phrase here. Nothing is working for me. I thought maybe Donald Glover, but he’s looking and sounding like…Donald Glover. It looks like expensive cos-play.

    I’m out, but to be honest I was never in.

  4. browniecakes says:

    Looking forward to seeing Solo. Anyone who saw Hail, Caesar! knows Alden Ehrenreich has got the goods. Ron Howard traditionally does a great job too. Word has it he got Harrison Ford’s input on the character. Why would anyone bet against Donald Glover?!

    • Mia4s says:

      It’s nice you’re excited but…seriously? It sounds like you’re reading the Lucasfilm PR talking points.

      Anyone who saw Hail, Caesar! knows Alden Ehrenreich has got the goods.
      - he was good…in a tiny supporting role that relied on broad humour. Tells us nothing about how/if he well do at this.

      Ron Howard traditionally does a great job too.
      - Howard is very likeable but hasn’t directed a critically successful (or audience-successful) movie in five years. He hasn’t directed a financially successful movie in about ten years.

      Word has it he got Harrison Ford’s input on the character.
      - Sure….amazing that that one photographer juuuust happened to spot them at lunch that one time. Incredible coincidence! But I’m sure it was so much more than that. Sure. I’m sure Harrison cared sooooo much and gave soooo much input. 😏 Harrison will cash a nice big bonus for saying nice things about the movie. Hey, I’m not hating. I would too.

      • noway says:

        Wow, I don’t completely agree with browniecakes, I do basically agree with her premise.

        1.Alden Ehrenreich Didn’t see Hail Caesar, but not sure why a supporting role doesn’t show acting ability. I did see him in Beautiful Creatures with a lead role, with a bevy of award winners, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, and Emma Thompson and he seemed to hold his own and, I thought he was pretty good in it. A bit of a weird film, but I kind of liked it.

        2. Ron Howard- well in fairness he hasn’t directed many feature films in the last several years at all, just the Davinci Code 3rd movie and a few Chris Hemsworth starring films. He has done some documentaries and a bit of acting. I tend to like his films too, even if he hasn’t been prolifically rewarded lately. Although he has been awarded more than a lot of directors both in box office and awards. I am looking forward to see what he did with this film since he got into it late too.

        3. Harrison Ford, you made it seem like a conspiracy and Harrison was pumping up the movie for the money with a gossip pic. You do realize Harrison is 75 with a net worth of 250 million dollars. Pretty sure he doesn’t need more money or publicity. The more logical answer is since Ron Howard was asked late in the process to direct, and this is a character Harrison played he called him. I would call Harrison too. It’s not like they haven’t known each other for decades. They were both in American Graffiti and some 70′s tv shows. Howard probably even called George Lucas. The director leaving the project was big Hollywood gossip, and since Howard was rumored to direct earlier Star Wars films my guess is he was on gossip radar from the beginning of it and they got a lunch pic.

      • Mia4s says:

        1. You miss my point. The party line all along when people are skepical has been “but look at him in Hail Ceaser! Look at Hail Caeaser! Look!”… ummm I looked. He was good at silly. So…what? Maybe some other work showed more promise. (He was terrible in that Warren Beatty movie he was in but I don’t hold it against him as that was a terrible movie. I saw it on a plane and almost walked out.) 😏

        2. Howard’s track record is spotty, but I don’t expect it to be badly directed per say. It will be safe, bland, straight forward. Sadly that’s been the story of his 2000s.

        3. You don’t honestly believe Harrison Ford is a “consultant” do you? I’m sure Howard called him. Once. Maybe twice. And yes he’s wealthy. So why do a fifth Indiana Jones at nearly 80? He likes his paydays. The lunch was Ford and the lead actor seen by one photographer. It’s all a publicity stunt. That’s fine but I just cannot believe fans still fall for this stuff.

        All snarkiness aside, the movie will do fine, it won’t bomb in the true sense. But the narrative the press goes with could get rough.The biggest problem is going to be perception and expectations. The first stand alone set an insanely high bar. Rogue One was a billion dollar smash, top ten domestic of all time right out of the gate. That’s wild. Under most circumstances if Solo made $400 million domestic and $800 million (those are the optimistic projections) worldwide its a big hit. But that would be a HUGE drop off from Rogue One. The media will have a field day.

  5. Mina says:

    I love reading all the judgey comments from a trailer, because when this project was announced I was one of the judgey ones, and now I can’t wait for it to be a hit (in terms of quality) so we are all proven wrong.

    • DesertReal says:

      I’m hoping it fails, so they stop making random spin-off flicks.
      I enjoyed Rogue One, I even got choked up at the end…but has anyone ever wanted to see Han Solo lose Jabba’s shipments?
      For 2 hours?

      The madness has to end!

  6. Jag says:

    I’ll watch it for Chewbacca. They have had such a missed opportunity to show how strong the Wookies are as a people, and have wasted it. It looks like there might be a little more story there, so that will be why I’ll watch.

    Hate that once again we have Woody being the mentor role that he always plays. Ugh.

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    I actually kinda liked it – while I don’t think it will be a great as Rogue One it will be entertaining.

  8. Onemoretime says:

    Will watch for Chewy & Lando, when it’s available for streaming.

  9. Kelly says:

    I’m hopeful that Solo is actually a good movie. It’s very similar to Wonder Woman last year when even in April many were worried about the “bad buzz” surrounding it and it wasn’t until mid May when Warner Brothers lifted the embargo on the reviews that there was positive word of mouth.

    Good trailers don’t mean that the final product will be decent – example Suicide Squad.

    I’m cautiously optimistic about it, even with lowered expectations.

    • noway says:

      I may be the only one out there, but I like the side stories like Rogue One better, and I am optimistic about Solo too. Force Awakens and Last Jedi are too much like the first two. They even used some of the same dialogue and it’s just not very creative or new to me. I know this is a thing, and don’t get me started on using the dialogue from other movies your parents acted in i.e. Fifty Shades as that is just stupid. Still can’t we have a slightly different story. Star Wars was the first movie I went to with just friends and not my parents. At one point I think I had most of it memorized, not as much as Monty Python, but still I knew it well. The new side stories seem more interesting to an old Star Wars fan. So I have hope in Solo.

  10. Parigo says:

    Donald Glover is killing it as Lando. The rest is meh.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    It’ll be passable because Ron Howard is generally reliable like that. I’m not getting Harrison Ford out of Ehrenreich’s performance in the trailer, but he’s an impossible position of attempting to ape an iconic character and performance, so I’m cutting him some slack. Not so sure I’m thrilled about the direction they took Lando, though.

  12. Bee says:

    Chewbacca will be the best thing about this movie.

  13. I am the fan Disney counts on. I will be there opening night — at 50 years young I have been engaged in the Star Wars saga from the start (even through the cringe worthy prequels) and I have no intention of stopping now.

    I was pleasantly surprised by Rogue One and have cautiously realistic hopes for the offshoots.

  14. Anare says:

    I find the constant Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively witty repartee schtick to be boring and unamusing. Is it just me? Too old and crabby? These two are dullsville in my opinion. I don’t get why they are a thing.

  15. DesertReal says:

    The SNL Black Jeperody skit makes me miss The Chappelle Show’s I Know Black People.

    Come to think of it, it makes me miss that show in general.