Published: Sat, April 07, 2018

Han Solo Film to Debut at Cannes Film Festival

Han Solo Film to Debut at Cannes Film Festival

The screening in the Grand Amphitheatre Lumière at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes promises to be an event for all fans of the saga and everyone in attendance.

It does seem that Lucasfilm has faith in the movie given they are going to let it run at the film festival for almost a month before it opens to the general audience. Among them are Paul Greengrass' Norway; Jeremy Saulnier's Hold the Dark; and Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind, the newly completed version of a project the late director filmed in the 1970s.

As Fremaux explained, the controversial decision to allow Netflix to enter its films into competition was predicated on his hope that Netflix would secure theatrical releases for those films but he was disappointed when that ultimately didn't happen. In 2012, he directed "The Past" in French in Paris. Because Netflix originals don't play French theaters and are instead distributed directly on the digital service, that rule has barred them from the competition lineup. Unfortunately for Asghar, however, the news was slightly overshadowed by another announcement out of Cannes shortly after.

Nonetheless, the company had five films accepted to Cannes this year, with filmmakers planning to attend. It was announced in June previous year, and the duo revealed they were proud of what the cast and crew have created.

Netflix declined to comment, and representatives for Cannes did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

"The Netflix people loved the red carpet and would like to be present with other films". News that Netflix is threatening to withdraw its movies was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Netflix declined to comment.

The next film of the Star Wars franchise, based on the character Han Solo, Solo: A Star Wars Story is all set to premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival next month on May 15.

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