One of the most anticipated events to happen at the Disneyland Resort will soon be open to the public. Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, currently still in production. Has been the parks largest single themed land expansion, eagerly awaited by fans. While the 2019 opening date may not seem close enough for some. Disney Parks has released a video, giving eager fans a sneak peek at the adventures attendees can expect come opening day.
This upcoming Friday, SOLO: A Star Wars Story, will open in theaters everywhere. The film starring; Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany. Tells the origin story of Han Solo, his upbringing and ultimately what set him on the path to becoming the coolest guy in the galaxy; as we know him to be.
“Unbelievable.” Said Alden Ehrenreich who plays Han Solo. “I wanted to talk to Harrison, just to kind of pay respect and have him give us the blessings… for the film and — so we had lunch. I guess, ah, two years ago or something and, and he was really encouraging and really supportive and then we went off, shot the film and everything like that and today I was doing an interview and they were talking about, you know, is there anything else you’d like to ask him? Because he’s — and I was like, well, I don’t know and they’re like, well, you’ll have your chance — and he was behind me. He came. And ah… and just… he’s so effusive about the movie.” Said Ehrenreich.
“It meant so much to me and I know for Ron and the Kathy and everybody, you know, it’s just such a huge deal to have him, um, really genuinely love it. And really genuinely enjoy the film and it meant a lot to me that he took the time to come out here and do that.”
For Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian, says that playing the character was like a childhood dream come true.
“I think as much as any like… seven-year-old boy, like does. Like, it was like yeah, like… of course, you pretend to be him. And like you know, I have like a… Darth Vader, to, um… and I had like a light saber and I bit it off and I gave it to Lando.” Said Glover. “I never thought I would… I… the first… when I heard they were making these, I… I told my agent, I was like, if they’re making anything with Lando in it, I have to be Lando. And… and he was like, I hear you. I don’t like your odds. And that was exactly what I needed to hear.”
Of course, not every actor playing a character, had something to go off from. Emilia Clarke, famously known as “Mother of Dragons,” for her role in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. Plays “Qi’ra,” a special friend of Hans from childhood. “Playing mysterious is quite difficult note, I’ve got to be honest. And so… it was, it was really, it was really fun. It’s really difficult to talk about because she is a pretty mysterious character. You kind of need to keep tabs on her throughout the movie and so I’m promoting a movie that you can’t really speak too much about. She is one of the harder ones to discuss. But, um… we meet her quite early on with Han and then they’re separated for whatever reason and we — when we find her again, she seems to have lived… a pretty dark life in that time. So when you re-find her, you can’t quite figure out what it is that’s happened to her in the time that you haven’t been with her and who it is that she is now and I think that’s a question that kind of keeps coming up throughout the movie.” Says Clarke.
The movie has received rave review from newcomers and long fans alike. SOLO: A Star Wars Story is out Friday May 25th