Audiences at this year's Cannes Film Festival will be the first to see "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
The fest announced the news today via Twitter that the film will screen there on May 15, a full 10 days before its official US release date of May 25.
The new film of the Star Wars ™ galaxy, Solo: A Star Wars story, in Official Selection! One of the greatest myths in the history of cinema returns Out of Competition to the Festival de Cannes' red carpet . #Cannes2018#SoloAStarWarsStoryhttps://t.co/ke7GqsHhWVpic.twitter.com/QBq4SqZYOu
— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) April 6, 2018
But remember, no selfies with Chewbacca on the red carpet!
The sci-fi prequel, which introduces us to Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, will screen out of competition, just like "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones" and "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" did.
Even if you're in France and you can't make it to Cannes, you'll still gets "Solo" earlier than in the U.S.: The film opens on May 23 in most of Europe. (Pity poor Japan: The film doesn't open there until June!)