It was recently revealed via Variety that “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has confirmed their China theatrical release date for May 25. The article went on to say…
“Solo: A Star Wars Story has been confirmed for a mainland China theatrical outing on May 25, giving the spinoff film a day-and-date outing alongside North America and most of the rest of the world.
The film has its worldwide premiere later this month, on May 15, at the Cannes Film Festival, before beginning its worldwide commercial career in a few markets from May 24. The film is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Disney’s Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan.
The original “Star Wars” franchise was not screened in China until several years after its initial release in other territories. Contemporaneous screening of the newest episodes began in the new, modern era of Chinese cinema in 2016 with the release of “The Force Awakens.” That film earned a very respectable $124 million from its Jan. 9, 2016, release.”
The Variety article also included a look at a brand new poster designed for the China market. The artwork features the movie’s stars under the slogan: “Unbridled hero. Extraordinary partners.”
Official Synopsis: Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ an 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 meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Directed By: Ron Howard
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton and Warwick Davis
Release Date: May 25, 2018
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