Entertainment Weekly Reveals 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Cover


Solo: A Star Wars Story will be featured prominently in the February 16 issue of Entertainment Weekly, starting with the cover! Alden Ehrenreich as Han and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca stand side by side along with the tagline, "When Han Met Chewie." Inside the issue will be interviews with the cast, photos from the set, and more.

Here's a look at the cover and a preview of what to expect:

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In this week’s issue, Entertainment Weekly expands about the glimpse we got in the two new teasers with revelations about the story and criminal characters that will surround the galactic smuggler.

Alden Ehrenreich is stepping into the cockpit for Harrison Ford, and the story rewinds the chronology to several years before the events of 1977’s original
Star Wars. The filmmakers describe it as a Western crossed with a film noir, freighted with offbeat humor and set in the criminal underbelly of a galaxy being torn apart.

The Han movie is very Han about its arrival. It’s swooping in at the last minute with a first trailer and detailed revelations just a few months before release, and it all comes amid intense internal drama and second-guessing.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy describes
Solo as “a heist, gunslinger type movie.” That roller coaster-like train in the trailer is called The Conveyex, and Han has to prove his hoodlum bona fides by stealing something (we don’t know what) from on board.

“He might be a little more immature, he may be a little less experienced, and he may hone his cynicism over time, but he’s very wary,” she says. “He needs to gain the respect of the people he interacts with, even if they’re the lowest of the low.”

If you’re trying to figure out who’s good and who’s bad, you’re not alone. “I think that’s exactly what Han’s trying to do throughout the film,” Ehrenreich says.

EW.com will be posting interviews, photos, and more all this week, so stay tuned!

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