Solo: A Star Wars Story, featuring Alden Ehrenreich as the galaxy’s biggest rebel, hits Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand September 25. The feature hits digital on September 14.
Special features on the disc include eight deleted scenes, a roundtable discussion with director Ron Howard and the cast, a featurette on the remaking of the Millennium Falcon, and a look into the film’s standout action sequences (including The Train Heist and The Kessel Run). Also of interest is the featurette “Kasdan on Kasdan,” which has Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jake Kasdan discussing their journey in penning Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Though the film didn’t reach the box office heights of previous Star Warsreleases, the movie was definitely underrated. Thanks to an engaged performance by Ehrenreich and a solid ensemble (Donald Glover is particularly memorable as Lando Calrissian), the picture is definitely worth a look if you’re interested in Han Solo’s origin story.
Solo: A Star Wars Story was #1 at the box office once again with $29.2 million, with Deadpool 2coming in a close second with $254 million. Even with its top status, Solo: A Star Wars Story has under performed (relative to previous Star Wars installments) with its current domestic take of $148 million. This weekend’s top 10:
Solo: A Star Wars Story – It’s a solid film but for some reason it just didn’t light the box office world on fire. $29.2 million.
Deadpool 2– It makes $23.3 million and proves the franchise continues to do brisk business.
Adrift – Shailene Woodley flick debuts with $11.5 million.
Avengers: Infinity War – Feature has collected over $642 million domestically. It takes in $10.3 million this weekend.
Book Club – Jane Fonda/Diane Keaton comedy makes $6.8 million.
Upgrade – Action thriller has a weak debut with $4.4 million.
Life of the Party – Melissa McCarthy comedy collects $3.4 million.
Breaking In – Gabrielle Union thriller, which has made over $41 million domestically, makes $2.8 million.
Action Point – Comedy makes $2.3 million.
Overboard – Remake of the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell film makes $1.97 million.
For Emilia Clarke, stepping onto the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story was a little bit like stepping back in time. The filmmakers took a page from the old-school Star Wars handbook and relied more on animatronics than modern CGI for the movie’s out-of-this-world creatures. So when Clarke would show up for work, she was constantly being amazed by what she was seeing — and the level of craftsmanship that went into it!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is playing now in theaters everywhere, and Clarke, of course, is also featured on the upcoming final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
The original Star Wars movie was a breathtaking piece of filmmaking in its day. In 1977, CGI animation was still in its infancy and virtually nonexistent, so all of the special effects in Star Wars were done the old-fashioned way. Now, CGI technology is commonplace, and most of the newer Star Wars movies rely heavily upon computer graphics. Ron Howard, however, bucked that trend while making Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the film’s star, Alden Ehrenreich, is amazed by how cool the old-style effects look.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, is playing now in theaters everywhere.
When he was handed the reins of Solo: A Star Wars Story, director Ron Howard was given a difficult task: satisfying the legions of die-hard Star Wars fans throughout the galaxy. Many directors would have gone directly to the Star Wars back catalog and immersed themselves in the lore and intricacies of the series. But while Howard has always been a Star Wars fan himself, he decided he wanted to take a different approach to making the movie.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, featuring Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, opens in theaters on Friday.