Watch 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Video: Becoming Solo

Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich Solo: A Star Wars Story

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, director Ron Howard sets the stage, explaining: “Everyone is struggling to survive” in dark and desperate times; Han Solo stands out because he’s “an incredible free spirit.” As screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan sees it, Han is remarkably “reckless,” in large part because we don’t know what he’s going to do in any given moment. Emilia Clarke, who plays his childhood friend Qi’ra, points out: “He does these stupid things that should never work, and they do!”

Watch the video below and then get your tickets now to Solo: A Star Wars Story. It opens in theaters across the galaxy on Friday, May 25, 2018.