Donald Glover has been pretty busy making the press rounds in recent months as a part of the lead up to the Season 2 of his outstanding FX comedy Atlanta, which means he’s had a chance to talk about stepping into the Star Wars universe as the young Lando Calrissian. However, we haven’t seen a whole lot from Alden Ehrenreich since he took on the iconic role of Han Solo for Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. We’ve glimpsed his take on the character in the film’s first two trailers, and there’s been plenty of reporting on the film’s troubled production since Ron Howard took over as director last year, but we haven’t head a lot from the new Han Solo himself.
The Star Wars Show just dropped a new video interview with Glover and Ehrenreich, and while it’s certainly not a source of anything revelatory about the film, there are some fun details if you’re eager for all things Solo. Ehrenreich talks about seeing Han at a younger, more idealistic and romantic stage in his life and discusses how the film’s humor and character study set it apart from the other Star Wars films. Meanwhile, Glover is generally delightful and discusses how he responded to the news he got the role (spoiler: ordering a whole pizza and watching The Empire Strikes Back), why you do a better job if you’re a fan of the original material, and digging into Lando’s style.
Check it out in the interview below. Solo: A Star Wars Story also stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Paul Bettany, and hits theaters on May 25th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
For more of the latest on Solo: A Star Wars Story, check out the links below:
- ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Breakdown: Here’s Everything We Know So Far
- 12 New High-Resolution ‘Solo’ Images Feature Lando, Droids, and the Millennium Falcon
- ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival
- ‘Solo’: Ron Howard Reportedly Shot the Same Script as Lord and Miller