The Cannes Film Festival has revealed the runtime for the second ever Star Wars spin-off film, Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The upcoming Han Solo origin tale clocks in at 135 minutes, overtaking Disney and Lucasfilm’s first spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as the fifth longest film in the franchise. Ahead of Solo The Last Jedi at 152 minutes, Attack of the Clones at 142 minutes, Revenge of the Sith at 140 minutes, and the first installment of the sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens at 138 minutes.
The new spin-off dials back the clock to chronicle a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) from the years of 18-24 in his life as the young Smuggler as he proves himself as a criminal, meets Chewbacca, and also acquires the Millennium Falcon, which is owned by Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) in the film. The film is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year with a debut screening on May 15, ten days ahead of its May 25 scheduled release date.
The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Ian Kenny. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
Source: Cannes Film Festival