Cannes Film Fest 2018: Solo–A Star Wars Story World Premiere

Solo: A Star Wars Story will world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Fest next month.

The sci-fi tentpole will screen 10 days before its official theatrical release, on May 25.

Alden Ehrenreich stars as a young Han Solo and Donald Glover plays fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian.  Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson also topline the space epic, directed by Ron Howard (the replacement director).

The standalone movie tells the story of how Han Solo met his future co-pilot Chewbacca before the events in the original 1977 Star Wars.

“Solo” is the second anthology film following 2016’s “Rogue One,” which made more than $1 billion at the global box office.

The Cannes Fest screening is not the first time a “Star Wars” movie has screened at the festival. “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” (2002) and “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” (2005) both played out of competition.