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Han Solo Battles Tougher Movie Reviews, Galactic Bad Guys

  • ‘Solo’ has lowest critics’ rating since ‘Attack of the Clones’
  • Sci-fi adventure could still set a record for Memorial Day
Joonas Suotamo stars as Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson as Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo

Joonas Suotamo stars as Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson as Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo

Photographer: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via Image.net

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Han Solo has been frozen in carbonite, made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs and helped blow up a Death Star or two, but more than the fate of the Galactic Republic rests on his leather-jacketed shoulders.

With the new film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hitting theaters Friday, Walt Disney Co. is trying to blend the familiar Solo, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca characters with a new, younger generation of stars. It’s part of an ongoing effort by the world’s largest entertainment company to capitalize on the heroes and stories created by George Lucas, a strategy it has also deployed with Marvel Entertainment to dominate the box office.