Harrison Ford digitally inserted into Solo: A Star Wars

Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on May 25. Smith recently shared his thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story, teasing that fans are sure to love Lucasfilm's latest adventure.

The Rotten Tomatoes tomatometer now has Solo sitting at a good, not great, 72%, a number that's expected to change as we get closer to the release date. Of course, before Han Solo came.

As "Rogue One" demonstrated, there's a rich vein of material in "Star Wars" prequels, just waiting to be mined.

To say it would be bold of the filmmaker to continue the story of young Han Solo is an understatement.

USA actor Alden Ehrenreich, Chewbacca and British actor Emilia Clarke pose on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.

The highly-anticipated Star Wars spin-off hits cinemas later this month (May18), with Ron admitting his work on Willow informed some of his decisions on Solo. As we've all known since the second film in the saga, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the Falcon wasn't always the property of Han Solo. Woody Harrelson is playing Han's mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Westworld's Thandie Newton, Avengers' Paul Bettany, and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star.

It's plausible this new head honcho is a brand-spanking new character, but other names you might have heard of have now surfaced to the top of the Solo: A Star Wars Story rumors mill.

The score gives Han Solo the third lowest of all the Star Wars films, following Phantom Menace (55%) and Attack of the Clones (66%).

View of atmosphere at the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in Hollywood on May 10, 2018. Every section will feature the best highlight and lowlight from the film.

  • Salvatore Jensen