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Solo: A Star Wars Story Gets an Action-Packed Second Trailer

With only a month and a half left before the film's release, Lucasfilm has released a second trailer for their next big "Star Wars" spinoff, "Solo: A Star Wars Story," giving us a much better look at the film than before.

The film, which will chronicle the early days of the beloved smuggler, has had no shortage of difficulties during its tumultuous production: the original directors getting fired, most of the film having to be reshot, and an acting coach having to be called in for young Alden Ehrenreich, but by the looks of the latest trailer, it looks like there's a chance that something may have risen from its multitude of issues.

That being said, the trailer does raise further concerns that it may turn out to be something of an action-filled mess, much like its predecessor "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" turned out to be. In addition, this trailer also has not assuaged the concern that Ehrenreich really might not be up to snuff when it comes to playing this younger iteration of the iconic character.

However, there are several reasons to be optimistic: a cast that features a ton of talent like Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, and Thandie Newton, the expert direction of Oscar winner Ron Howard, and a screenplay co-written by Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi," "Raiders of the Lost Ark"). With all of that going for it, this could turn out to be a big, fun surprise. We'll just have to wait until Memorial Day weekend to find out whether or not they were able to salvage the film.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens in theaters on May 25th, 2018.

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