After a sneak peek from Solo: A Star Wars Story was shown in the adverts during Sunday's Super Bowl, the full trailer is finally here and I've got a good feeling about it…
The first full trailer for Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars story has answered some questions for fans and posed quite a few more at the same time, which of course is exactly what trailers are supposed to do.
It's the tenth movie in the Star Wars series, so here are ten things we've learned:
1) Its opening lines fill out a little of Han Solo's back story, as he boasts in voiceover that "I've been running scams on the street since I was 10… I was kicked out of the flight academy for having a mind of my own."
2) Sunday's Super Bowl teaser showed us how he may have joined the Academy in the first place. Solo meets with an Imperial recruiting officer, who promises "Trust me, you're gonna love it!"
3) Solo's biggest co-star (along with Chewie) is arguably the Millennium Falcon. The ship (which we may see do the Kessel run in fewer than 12 parsecs) looks both familiar and different. Outside, the ship's hull looks filled out, and doesn't have the cleft we know so well from later movies.
4) Inside the Falcon, the console desk looks like it's undergone a few changes…
5) …and at this point in time the eventually dirty, battered corridor panels look all lovely and shiny and new.
6) We already knew that Woody Harrelson's character acts as a kind of mentor to Solo, now we see how that relationship may have developed with him telling Solo: "Hey kid, I'm putting together a crew. You in?"
7) Chewie growls an affirmative which Han translates. Something that indicates that at this point in the movie, Han and Chewie have already met and built up a rapport.
8) We also get a little more insight into the film's other characters. "I might be the only person who knows what you really are," says Qi'Ra (played by Game of Thrones's Emilia Clarke), hinting that there might be some kind of long-standing connection between the two.
9) Donald Glover is seen channelling his inner Billy Dee Williams as Solo's future gambling buddy Lando Calrissian.
10) And could this droid be the motion capture character being played by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge?
Solo: A Star Wars story will be released in 25 May 2018.
007 film must treat Bond girls properly, says Waller-Bridge
Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those ele..
Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those elements is set for a change in the latest adventure.
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.
Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.
"I think that's b*******. I think he's absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow.
"It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly.
"He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."
Waller-Bridge says she intends to ensure the female characters, including those played by Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux and Ana de Armas, feel "like real people ".
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Sir Elton hits out at Russia for ‘cruel’ Rocketman censorship
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Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic Rocketman.
The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15 certificate in the UK.
But in a bid to play down the sexuality of Sir Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton, for a conservative Russian audience, an estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.
The Moscow Times quoted a Russian film critic who had seen the film at its world premiere in Cannes on 16 May as saying "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut", as well as a photo displayed during the end credits featuring Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish.
Sir Elton, 72, a prominent gay rights campaigner, released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".
"We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today," they said.
"That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.
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Ben Affleck steps out to drop off kids as Robert Pattinson is announced as new Batman
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Ben Affleck has been pictured performing his parental duties in Los Angeles, as his official replacement in the Batman role is announced.
The 46-year-old actor was seen in the early hours on Friday (31 May) dropping off son Samuel, seven, and daughter Seraphina, 10, to school.
Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Seraphina, Samuel and 13-year-old Violet.
On the same day the actor was pictured, it was announced Robert Pattinson will take over as Batman in a planned trilogy of movies with director Matt Reeves.
Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 2017s Justice League, stepped down from the role in January earlier this year – after being originally down to direct and star in his own film.
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