A few weeks back we finally got a trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and after we watched it a few times and wondered why the Millennium Falcon is shaped like a pizza slice, we pretty much forgot it existed. Maybe it’s Star Wars fatigue, maybe it’s us not totally buying Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, or maybe it’s that goddamn L3-37 droid that rubs us the wrong way.
Whatever the case, the film’s Memorial Day release is right around the corner, and there just doesn’t seem to be much buzz surrounding this latest saga in the quite-literally never-ending Star Wars universe.
An inspired scoundrel named Chris Galegar has re-cut the Solo trailer, and added the Beastie Boys classic to ramp up the intensity (of course, this is not the first time this song has been used like this). But we gotta admit, this new look has us a bit jacked up. It has all the pieces from the original trailer, pretty much, but things seem a bit more urgent and there’s a greater focus on the action. It feels like a summer blockbuster.
Besides the obvious reason, why, exactly, did Galegar do this?
“Because the first trailer felt an awful lot like Solo: A James Tiberius Kirk Story,” he writes.
We bet this dude could pull the ears off a gundark.