The first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story could finally drop this weekend during the Superbowl.
Industry insiders claim fans will be getting their first glimpse of the forthcoming film, which is directed by Ron Howard.
According to THR, the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer will debut in Minneapolis on February 4. However, Disney have yet to make an official comment.
The film is set to be released on May 25 but there’s been speculation that the original release date could change due to last summer’s production troubles.
In June 2017, Howard replaced the film’s original helmsmen – The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller – who were fired from the project after reportedly experiencing “deep fundamental differences” with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan.
According to one fansite the directors’ “screwball comedy angle” was “starting to interfere with what the character of Han Solo is really about”, and Alden Ehrenreich’s portrayal of a young Han Solo was described in the report as being “oddly comparable to Jim Carrey’s performance in Ace Ventura at times”.
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The directors said in a statement: “Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”
They later said in an interview: “In terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs. That was a really big gap to bridge, and it proved to be too big. Sometimes people break up, and it’s really sad, and it’s really disappointing, but it happens and we learned a lot from our collaborators and we’re better filmmakers for it.”