In an unexpected turn of events – well not really if the rumours were to be believed this past week – Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first trailer for Ron Howard’s Star Wars spin-off, Solo.

Related: Solo News and Images.

The film will focus on Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures years before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian.

Alden Ehrenreich will take the lead as a young Han Solo, as well as Donald Glover as Lando, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca returning as familiar faces as well as Star Wars regular Warwick Davis. Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge are all new faces to join the ever-growing saga as brand new characters.

And check out these BEAUTIFUL posters…

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Bourne and Shrek composer, John Powell has created the score becoming only the third ever composer to be allowed into the Star Wars fold which includes both John Williams and Michael Giacchino.

Han Solo is expected to be released in May 2018.

Here’s the Super Bowl spot…

And here’s the full trailer