"I didn't even realize it until afterwards", Newton said.
The 34-year-old actor - who plays Lando Calrissian in the movie - was anxious about revealing too much about his role and so opted to cut off his pals so he didn't overshare. The young Solo (Ehrenreich) meets mentor Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), his future buddies Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and very much in love with Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke).
"Because you know Han Solo - who's not only played by Harrison Ford, as was Indiana Jones - but Indiana Jones is kind of a version of an awkward, yet adorable and ultimately effective hero, who gets himself in and out of scrapes". He's quick and smart and reckless and oh so green. After running afoul of his superiors, he meets Chewbacca in a surprisingly risky way and the two jump aboard a spaceship commandeered by another rogue smuggler named Beckett (Woody Harrelson at his charming best).
Of course, every movie needs a good villain and the talented actor who originally played the bad guy was cut from the movie. Jon Favreau voices the multi-limbed Ardennian pilot Rio Durant, who takes an instant liking to Han. Join the Dork Side of the Force team! The crew members are forced to pull a job for Vos, for which they recruit charismatic smuggler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), a man with a penchant for capes and gambling and who can be convinced to do anything as long as there is a big pile of money on the table.
As smooth as Billy Dee Williams was in the same role in the early films, Glover manages to match his sophistication and charm and make the character his own.
In the given scenario, "Solo: A Star Wars Story", could be considered as a galactic Euro- Western, where a group of outlaws, led by Solo and his accomplices have to perform a series of action, in progressive escalation of tension.
The real treasures, though, are all those pre-iconic moments, all those launching points for handsome friendships and future conflicts.
A new Star Wars film is typically a cause for celebration, but there's something different about Solo.
This is a prequel as a space Western summer movie, entertaining as hell but not particularly deep. "Here's what we're gonna do in the next take.' So I know when I hear a good idea".
From initial impressions, Solo: A Star Wars Story appears to be a fun movie, but the text here indicates it will have a bit of dark tone, with the Imperial Flag reigning across the galaxy.