I feel it’s important to have yourself a writing agenda. There is nothing worse than signing on to the site and sitting in front of my screen wondering just what the hell I’m going to write about for the day. Usually, I know what I’m going to write about a day ahead of time. Once one column is wrapped, mentally, it’s on to the next one. Yesterday was no different. As I was writing about whether or not to watch The Flash without my sister (I did for those curious) I received a text message from the Adorable Creature concerning the Han Solo movie, the cleverly titled, Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Here’s what I love about the Adorable Creature, and there are many things, but she found an article concerning Star Wars, knew I would be interested, and texted it over to me. I haven’t really talked about the Solo film a bunch, outside my excitement for Donald Glover to be playing Lando, which means she saw Star Wars and thought of me. That’s pretty neat. I get it, I’m gushing, but I thought it was super cool. Anyway, the article she sent me contained a blurb about the Solo movie trailer dropping today. Instantly I knew I had an I Am Geek subject. I would post the trailer and break it down. Easy peasy.
All day I kept checking social media, when I could because you know… #work, hoping to discover the trailer in my feed. And each time I turned up empty-handed. It seemed like there would be no trailer today which coincidently also affected my writing agenda. How could I possibly write about a trailer if there was no trailer to write about? That ended up being a pretty easy solution… I’d talk about it anyway.
You see, the lack of Solo movie trailer has me a bit concerned considering the movie is slated to release May 25th. That’s only four months away… [Side Note- Holy crap is May going to be a crazy movie month. Avengers Infinity War. Deadpool 2 (which is getting a trailer next week!). Solo: A Star Wars Story. I’ll just be living at the theater it seems.] We live in a world where there are trailers for the trailers, how is it possible that we haven’t seen anything for the Solo movie other than this cast picture on the Millenium Falcon?
That can’t be a good sign, right? I know that the film had to change directors in the midst of production because of creative differences, but Ron Howard is a more than suitable replacement. Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about the hire as I’m not sure how Ron Howard will fair as a Star Wars director but I’m willing to be open-minded. The dude has Oscars so it can’t be that bad. Now with only four months to go before the film is released and the serious lack of trailer I’m starting to get worried. You mean to tell me you can’t piece together a teaser with the Falcon, Chewie, and a voice over of the kid saying “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”? Even that would feel me with more comfort than a lack of trailer.
The lack of trailer gives me the same “blergh” feeling in my belly I get when I hear a movie has been pushed back. Nine out of ten times that’s a red flag situation where a studio is like, “yeah, this isn’t good and we need more time to fix it”. Right there your film is bleeding out in the water attracting Donald Trump’s favorite animal. Then throw in the “reshoots” word and you’re all but done. Granted, not every film that has reshoots is a failure. Rogue One had massive reshoots. That Vader scene? Reshoot, so there is a silver lining. On the whole, though, reshoots is a scary word that often implies that your Superman will have to have his mustache CGI’ed out.
At some point, Disney is going to have to drop a trailer for this film, and logic would say it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. My money has been on a Super Bowl spot, large audience and all, but some of the chatter right now is saying that it’ll be apart of the newest Maze Runner movie coming out this Friday. Which is why the rumor mill for a trailer drop was buzzing today. I just find it funny that in a world that has become so trailer happy that we haven’t caught a glimpse of this film. Who knows, maybe once it drops all questions will be forgotten and that familiar Star Wars excitment will wash over. In the meantime though…