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New Solo: A Star Wars Story Featurette Shows Cast Talking The Scoundrel Side Of Life

Ahead of Thursday night's opening of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney has lifted the lid off a brand-new featurette for the film — and it's all about the scoundrel life for the film's cast. 

The clip comes in at just under two and a half minutes in length, and features Alden Ehrenreich (our very own young Han Solo), Emilia Clarke (Han's childhood friend and partner in criminality Qi'ra), Donald Glover (the sleek and suave gambler Lando Calrissian), and Woody Harrelson (Han's criminal mentor Tobias Beckett) chatting about their outlaw characters, as well as their individual connections to Han Solo. 

"Han Solo is someone who grew up dreaming of one day getting to be a part of this outlaw world," Ehrenreich says in the featurette. Thankfully for Han, his wishes come true when a gangster, Paul Bettany's Dryden Vos, puts out the call for a crew to complete a less-than-legal mission. Solo will see Han work his way out of the slums of Corellia to join the pack of ne'er-do-wells for their daring and dangerous heist. As Ehrenreich notes, the story of Solo is about Han getting a true idea of "whether he can make it or not" in the world he's always hoped to be in. 

As for Clarke's Qi'ra, she's "this incredibly whip-smart, strong, badass kind of girl." It's hinted at in the Solo trailers that the actress, whom many of us know as the Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's Game of Thrones, will spend a lot of time alongside Ehrenreich in the film, as the two seem to have a storied past.

Glover sums his young Lando up as a "cool, very smooth person," but that doesn't mean he and Han won't rub each other the wrong way, so to speak. "Lando and Han don't trust each other," the actor says in the video. The only thing uniting them at the end of the day? The common goal they share: get the job done, and take home the bounty. And who was it that fostered in Han that particular mindset? Harrelson's Beckett, who "does teach Han a thing or two" about what it takes to be a proper miscreant. "If you're gonna be a criminal," Harrelson laughs, "I'm a good example of the codes you've got to live by. Some of those rub off on Han." 

Check out the full featurette above.

Here's the film's official synopsis to peek over one last time before catching Solo in theaters this weekend: "Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes."

Ron Howard stands behind the helm as director of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which also has Thandie Newton as Val, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37 on its glittering roster. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story will open for Thursday previews tonight (May 24) before it launches wide on Friday.