Solo: A Star Wars Story in US cinemas now

The new film in the Star Wars franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is released in cinemas across the US today.

Lucasfilm alternates Star Wars releases between episodic films and stand-alone films. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second film in the latter category, with the first being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The return of the beloved smuggler-turned-hero also sees the franchise return to its historic May release date.

The new film has been directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. Alden Ehrenreich takes on the role of Han Solo, with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke as new character Qi’Ra. The plot will focus on a heist that will lead to several pivotal moments in Han Solo’s life.

To celebrate the launch of the film, a range of tie-in LEGO sets are available now.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is in cinemas now. The LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film will launch on April 20. The current range of LEGO Star Wars sets are available at

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