Han’s on: the first teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story has touched down

Unless you've been frozen in carbonite for the last few years, you're probably aware of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the upcoming Star Wars anthology film which follows the adventures of a young Han Solo (who's being played by Alden Ehrenreich) long before Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Obi-Wan Kenobi ever wandered into his life. 

The film has seen an incredibly-troubled production, with its original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie) fired only days away from the completion of principal photography. Veteran director Ron Howard (Apollo 13) was then brought on to replace the duo, and massive reshoots were reportedly pencilled into the schedule. 

However, after getting a look at this first footage revealed during today's Super Bowl LII broadcast, you wouldn't know there was any trouble at all – the upcoming film looks very slick, with a darker tone than we're used to seeing in a Star Wars film. It's a safe bet that Lord and Miller's film would've looked quite different to this.

Full trailer Landos tomorrow

In today's quick teaser, we get glimpses at some of the film's supporting characters, including Donald Glover's take on Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi'Ra, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The teaser ends on a quick shot of Han's loyal sidekick Chewbacca wrapping his big furry arm around Ehrenreich.

If the teaser has left you jonesing for more Solo action, you're in luck – a full trailer will debut tomorrow. You check out the 45-second teaser below. 

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.