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11th May 2018

The first reaction to Solo: A Star Wars Story is out, and it’s good news

You’ll get your chance to make up your own mind in two weeks.

Wil Jones

You’ll get your chance to make up your own mind up soon

The long awaited Han Solo spin-off movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story is almost upon us. Fans were concerned about how the finished film would come out, after its very troubled production. The Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were replaced by Ron Howard late in production, and for a long time we hadn’t had any glimpse at the film. But then a trailer finally dropped, and it had Donald Glover looking cool, and people got their hopes up again.

The film had its world premiere last night in LA, and the first reactions have hit social media. And it’s mostly very positive.

There had been rumours that the studio was unhappy with newcomer ‎Alden Ehrenreich’s performance. But the initial feedback suggests he’s done Harrison Ford proud.

But unsurprisingly, it sounds like Donald Glover is the MVP.

It’s worth remembering that premiere reaction is always a bit biased – these people have got to see the film early, surrounded by the cast at a glitzy event, and probably got free food and drink. After the Justice League premiere, a lot of positivity was floating around on social media. But it’s a good sign.