After months of waiting around for just a second of footage from the upcoming Han Solo spin-off, fans finally found themselves treated to a brief teaser this past Sunday, followed - a day later - by a extended, two-minute teaser trailer. And, yes, it's already racked up millions of views on YouTube and has been feverishly devoured, criticised, praised, and judged by the online masses.
The movie, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as the titular space pirate, is already well-known for its varied production troubles, mainly due to the fact that original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired by Disney over "creative difference" and replaced with Ron Howard, perhaps the world's most generic director. Yay?
It's impossible to know where Lord and Miller's work on the film ends and Howard's work starts just from looking at the trailer, of course, but one tends to think this was never going to be the perfect spin-off by any means - a point that seems even truer now that we've been granted a glimpse of some actual footage.
If you were already worried about this flick, chances are the teaser trailer did nothing to ease your space-based fears. Here's why you should be concerned...