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Take a Ride Through the Premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story With These Epic Photos

Last Thursday night, Solo: A Star Wars Story made its world premiere in Hollywood, and it was a star-studded affair complete with Chewbacca, stormtroopers, and the fabled Millennium Falcon. In anticipation of its May 25 release, let us take you on a journey to a premiere not so far, far away …

Here we have the cast and director Ron Howard:

Solo: A Star Wars Story cast members together at the film's red carpet premiere.
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From the top, left to right: Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Woody Harrelson (Tobias Beckett), Thandie Newton (Val), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L3-37), and Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos). Bottom row, left to right: Clint Howard, director Ron Howard, Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra), Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Jon Favreau (Rio Durrant).

What’s that in the background? Oh, you know, just the MILLENNIUM FALCON:

The Millennium Falcon at the red carpet for Solo: A Star Wars Story premiere.
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Looking good, Millennium Falcon!

You’ve probably heard of its pilot, Han Solo:

Actor Alden Ehrenreich at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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The character, made iconic by Harrison Ford, is played by Alden Ehrenreich in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and by the looks of the trailer, he’s going to make Star Wars fans quite proud.

Here he is looking like the dictionary definition of friendship goals with BFF Chewbacca:

Chewbacca and actor Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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We’ll still be thinking of this photo in years to come.

Speaking of old friends, we’re losing it over this pic of Donald Glover (who plays Lando Calrissian) and Alden Ehrenreich.

Donald Glover and Alden Ehrenreich at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Obviously, we’re going to need more images of Donald Glover … for scientific purposes.

Donald Glover at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Ah, that gaze, that glorious gaze! We’re so excited to see Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

Here’s a full-length pic of that red suit:

Donald Glover on the red carpet for the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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✨LANDO VIBES ✨

You know who else looked dapper in red at last night’s premiere? The man responsible for originating the legendary Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Billy Dee Williams:

Billy Dee Williams at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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He’s still got that Lando swagger!

And while we’re on the topic of OG Star Wars actors, here’s Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

Actor Peter Mayhew with a Stormtrooper.
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What a trooper! (Get it? Did you get it? Because he’s posing beside a stormtrooper! Okay, we’ll stop).

Chewie is now played by Joonas Suotamo:

Actor Joonas Suotamo and Chewbacca.
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Moving right along, can we talk about how excited we are for the new ladies joining the Star Wars universe?

We can’t wait to see Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37 and Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emilia Clarke at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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And Thandie Newton as Val!

Thandie Newton at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Side note: we’re obsessed with her dress, it makes us think of a celestial night sky.

Is it too soon to say we love this trio?

Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, and Donald Glover at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Because we love them.

And here we have Woody Harrelson, who’ll be playing a new character named Tobias Beckett:

Woody Harrelson at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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You might remember him from the trailer, he had an epic quote: “Let me give you some advice. Assume everyone will betray you, and you will never be disappointed.” Give us more advice, Tobias Beckett!

Introducing Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos, who is described as a “big shot gangster” by Beckett in a recent clip.

Paul Bettany with Stormtroopers at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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We also just love the name “Dryden Vos.”

Also, can we talk about these stormtroopers taking a selfie?

Stormtroopers taking a selfie together at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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#StormtroopersAreJustLikeUs.

Look who else showed up:

Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou York at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou York! We here at Oh My Disney are known fans of Hamill and Luke Skywalker.

George Lucas was also in attendance; here he is with Ehrenreich and director Ron Howard:

Alden Ehrenreich, George Lucas, and Ron Howard at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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The Force is strong in this photo.

We’ll leave you with this classy black and white image of some of the cast and Howard:

The cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the premiere.
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We’ll be seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story when it hits theaters May 25! See you there!

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