Solo: A Star Wars Story is the next trip back to that galaxy far, far away we’ll take this year, and we were extremely excited when we finally got a look at it during the Super Bowl. There’s no telling what’s going to happen or what kind of tone the movie will take (though I’ll go ahead and guess it’ll be pretty playful), but that minute and a half of footage looks very fun. And it just got an endorsement from The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson.

While speaking to at the AARP Movies for Grownup Awards, Jonhson said that he’d gotten to watch the Super Bowl trailer for Solo at the exact same time as the rest of us:

I knew it was coming, but I was still…I was clicking, clicking, clicking, ‘yeah, yeah!’ And I think it looks so beautiful. I can’t wait for people to see more of the film – it’s so fun, it’s so funny. The cast is so charismatic, and I think they all just did a great job with it.

It sure sounds like he’s seen a little more of the movie than just the trailer for it, but he wasn’t saying either way. It’s likely that Solo has kept a lot of the humor that previous directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller infused it with, and if Ron Howard was able to do some behind-the-scenes magic to make their version something that Lucasfilm was also into, we’re excited to see what their unofficial “collaboration” came up with.

As for what Johnson’s working on, he says he still has a ways to go before he starts working on his new Star Wars trilogy — and might even make another, unrelated film before then.

We'll see. We're still figuring out what the timing of the next trilogy is going to be. If I can sneak another one in before it, I definitely will. I'm chomping at the bit to get started on the new trilogy. I also have a bunch of ideas that I had from before this movie came around and so if I can get one of those out quickly, I'll definitely try and do it.

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters May 25.

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