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“The grungiest, most grunt-level blue collar Star Wars ever and I am here for it.”
You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs and it’s sitting on Hollywood Boulevard right now.
Solo: A Star Wars Story has landed, premiering at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Thursday, two weeks ahead of its worldwide theater release — and the first reactions are in.
Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, and Thandie Newtown, attended the premiere along with Star Wars legends Mark Hamill, Ewan McGregor, and Billy Dee Williams.
A stand-alone anthology film set prior to A New Hope, Solo explores the early rapscallion days of your ol’ pal Han Solo (Ehrenreich), and his ol’ pals Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Glover), with some new characters in between.
Here are the first reactions from critics and industry folk, fresh from the Hollywood screening. The consensus? She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid.
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