A trailer for the untitled of the Han Solo movie is ready and the title may be revealed very soon.
That’s the word according to a source familiar to the production, Cinelix’s Jordan Maison. The Star Wars anthology movie based on Han Solo has had a roller coaster production, culminating with the firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Ron Howard was brought in to steer the last part of shooting. With principal photography in the final stages, some of the early marketing material, including a teaser trailer and the official title, is ready.
Maison revealed in a tweet that he’s heard a trailer for the movie is cut and is floating around, along with other marketing material, but he has no idea when it’ll be released.
— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) October 10, 2017
That’s actually a great point Maison makes about when we’ll see the material, because Disney is in a weird position when it comes to marketing. The studio is gearing up to release Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which may seem like the perfect time to release the title and teaser for the Han Solo movie, but it also risks the movie getting lost in the shadow of the marquee Star Wars film.
Disney has made it a habit of marketing Star Wars movies one at a time. It waited to begin the marketing circuit for Rogue One well after the hype of The Force Awakens, and vice versa with The Last Jedi. Then again, there were huge gaps between those three movies. It will only be a six month period between the release of The Last Jedi and the Han Solo movie (coming out in May).
Those are all great questions, but a better question is how the Han Solo movie will turn out. The switch from the original directors, who were fired for making a comedy, to Ron Howard may have some adverse effects on the final product. The first time we’ll see the product is with the teaser, making the release of that trailer much more intriguing.