Wow, y’all! I was STUNNED leaving the theater after watching SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY this week because I don’t know what to tell you. I’m petrified that I’ll spoil something! I will tell you that the stand-alone story does justice to the original trilogy. Han’s quick wit and bold and haughty style rule his actions, but there is a heart in his character. Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian doesn’t make his first appearance until nearly an hour into the film but is full of charm and humor, just as you would expect, while Chewbacca turns his first lead role into a gladdening portrayal of our favorite wookie. These Solo coloring pages will help you bide the time until the film opens on May 25, 2018!
Take The Kids to see SOLO
I took Red with me to see the film and he adored it. Yes, a scary space monster gave him a fright because he was afraid it was going to eat the characters, but moments later Red was whooping in the aisles for the victory we knew just had to happen. Grade school kids that love Star Wars will not be disappointed with the speeder chases, plot twists, new villains and some backstory for our Star Wars heroes that Solo provides. In fact, their admiration for the film may rekindle a want to see the original trilogy as soon as they get home! While you wait for those titles to buffer on your smart TV, snag these Solo coloring pages and activity book to entertain the kids.
I want to talk about all the crazy villains we get to see in this movie, but it will spoil the whole thing for you… so I have to abstain. If you want to catch a pre-released clip of Enfys Nest, my new favorite icon and future cosplay, watch it here! There’s some good stuff going on with that space pirate! Otherwise, know this movie takes place during the “Episode 3.5” timeline. It’s not as seamless a transition into the Skywalker Trilogy as Rogue was, but you know right where the heroes are headed when the movie closes. That’s enough for now… grab your tickets for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY opening May 25th, 2018!
Solo: A Star Wars Story Easter Eggs
No Disney or Star Wars film would be complete without hidden Easter Eggs for fans to spot when watching the film. Enjoy these Solo: A Star Wars Story Easter Eggs while you watching the film. Then, color with your kids!
In Dryden’s yacht there are display cabinets, and among all of the treasures in them are some that might be recognized from another film franchise: “Indiana Jones.” There are the Sankara Stones from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the fertility idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark and also the Holy Grail itself.
A speeder that appears in the background of Corellia is very well traveled. It first appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Abu Dhabi; it was then revamped and traveled to Iceland for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and was then revamped for the second time and shipped to the U.K. for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Han’s speeder is dressed with items as diverse as a Morris Minor bonnet hinge, a set of baguette warmers and a refueling nozzle from a Vickers VC10 aircraft.
There are 25 pairs of the iconic gold dice that hang in the Millennium Falcon. Three of these were made by Tiffany.
An R2 unit was turned into a BBQ fire pit for one of the scenes.
Moloch’s staff features a carving of many faces; one of these faces is wearing glasses, as the designer decided to carve his own face into the staff.
This is the first film to feature Chewbacca in a lead role, so to achieve this level of onscreen action, production produced eight suits and 10 heads.
A Corellian factory vehicle and a mining vehicle in Kessel use a similar engine component to that which appears on Rey’s speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Three electric tugs were built, incorporating some triangular flood defense barriers for their front bodywork, which were obtained from a government surplus supplier. The tugs were christened Huey, Dewey, and Louie, after the Disney cartoon ducks because they looked quite like ducks. Their names are written in Aurebesh on the fronts.