Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Joonas Suotamo Reacts to the 'Solo' Trailer

By: Dominic Jones

Over the past two days the eyes of the pop culture world have been on the trailer (and teaser) for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Among the people excited to see the trailer is Joonas Suotamo, aka "new Chewie." Suotamo posted a video to his Twitter account that showed him watching and reacting to the new trailer.  He appears to be in his trailer on the set of Solo pickups/reshoots (given that he has those eye blacks on).  Check out the Suotamo's video below,

You can watch the trailer (again) for yourself, below,

Suatamo shared the role of Chewbacca in The Force Awakens with Peter Mayhew, due to Mayhew's declining health.  He then took over the role full time for The Last Jedi and Solo (and, presumably, Episode IX).  At the start of production on The Last Jedi, Suotamo shared this message on his Instagram about taking on the role,

A post shared by Joonas Suotamo (@joonassuotamo) on
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th, 2018 and stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) as Han Solo, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi'Ra, Woody Harrelson (True Detective) as Beckett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Thandie Newton (Westworld), and Paul Bettany (The Avengers).  The film is directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), with a script by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and his son Jon Kasdan (The First Time).

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