Nothing But Film: SOLO A Star Wars Story is coming to Sky Cinema

SOLO A Star Wars Story is coming to Sky Cinema Premieres this January.

Step on to the Millennium Falcon and travel to a galaxy far, far away with this fast, fun instalment in the movies’ most iconic franchise Han Solo – that stuck-up half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder – gets a Star Wars spin-off all of his own, with Ron Howard taking over directing duties from original incumbents Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and cementing his safe-as-houses reputation.

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Taking over from Harrison Ford, meanwhile, is Alden Ehrenreich. Seemingly undaunted by the sizeable space boots he’s filling, the Hail, Caesar! actor nails the character’s roguish charm and confidently brings home a fleet-footed origins story that gives us the birth of one of the great silver-screen bromances – step forward Joonas Suotamo as Wookiee partner in crime, Chewbacca. We also see how Han out-swindles the smooth-talking Lando Calrissian (Atlanta’s Donald Glover) and first gets his mitts on the Millennium Falcon. “Punch it, Chewie!’”

Catch it from Friday 18 January on Sky Cinema .