The movie could definitely use some emotional moments. There's nothing interesting about a hero as passive participant in his own story, which makes him is the least interesting character in this biography that bears his name. Seriously, don't read on if you don't want to know the film's big twist before you see it. Solo being a Star Wars film doesn't have any sort of credit scene, post, mid, or otherwise, but that hasn't stopped people from double checking as you can see from these spikes at 2:20 and 2:30 am.
According to Roger Christian, who was set decorator on "A New Hope" (and earned an Oscar for his work on the movie), both teams showed their work to each other by mailing a pouch across the pond every week.
Last week (May 17), Solo: A Star Wars Story co-screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan confirmed that the character Lando Calrissian identifies as pansexual, and the admission made headlines all over the place. Do you? bad acting?
Director Ron Howard did a phenomenal job in all of those instances.
Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story". It's quite fantastic when you meet people who really know who they are. We're working our way through. It's Star Wars the way Star Wars should be done.
Once it settles on the heist genre, it sticks with it all the way to the end. When Han manages to coerce Lando into helping them out, they all pile into Lando's ship, the venerable Millennium Falcon, to try and pull off the hard mission.
Having said that, it moves briskly and confidently, betraying very little of the infamous creative shuffling that went on behind the scenes. Lord and Miller make films with an air of chaos and constant invention; Howard is a very safe pair of hands, able to tell clear story but lacking much cinematic personality.
Darth Maul appearing in Solo: A Star Wars Story shouldn't come as that much of a surprise, after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story surprised Star Wars fans with those big surprise appearances from the likes of Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, and a young Leia. In need of a ship, the group seeks out Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), a legendary smuggler who has since retired to a life of leisure (read: gambling).
Glover's charismatic Lando is the most memorable character and Waller-Bridge's L3-37 the funniest.
Also, a mild spoiler, I got really really excited to see a familiar villain in the film. And they certainly weren't in his favour over the past year, when his first solo film had to essentially be made twice. Which is a shame, because the best bits of Star Wars managed to juxtapose the oppression of authority with the wonder of fantasy. We also meet two important characters from Han's past: his sketchy, gunslinging mentor, Tobias Beckett, and Qi'ra, risky Crimson Dawn lieutenant and the scoundrel's first love and childhood friend. When they aren't putting the Skywalker Saga out of its misery, that is. Enough of his upper body was still intact to continue living, he got some robotic legs, and he kept on being his nasty self until just a couple years before the events of the first Star Wars (aka A New Hope) when he was killed for real on Tatooine by Kenobi - as seen in last year's Star Wars Rebels episode "Twin Suns".