‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Sets A Course For Cannes

Solo: A Star Wars Story has recently been confirmed to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th, Deadline reports.

The highly anticipated Ron Howard lead standalone spin off to the popular Star Wars franchise has set a course for the 71st Cannes Film Festival, just a mere 10 days before the film’s official opening on May 25th.

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Solo features Alden Ehrenreich in the titular role of Han Solo and Donald Glover as long time ally Lando Calrissian, as well as Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. Academy Award winning director Ron Howard had took over the Lucasfilm project as it’s director after Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired last June.

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This is not unprecedented news for a Star Wars film to screen at the international film festival. It is to be noted that Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith premiered at Cannes as well in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Prior Star Wars films before Solo had held their premieres in Los Angeles. Howard himself is no stranger to the festival after The da Vinci Code premiered there in 2006.

The 71st Cannes Film Festival is set to run from May 8th to May 19th.

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Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th!

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