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We’ve Got First Solo AND Deadpool 2 Reactions This Morning!

Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool

The dust is finally starting to settle after Avengers: Infinity War (too soon?), and new movies are beginning to rise out of the box office ashes (yeah, feels too soon). Thankfully, the next two big releases look a lot less heavy than Marvel’s latest offering, and thanks to the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2 press screenings, we now have some tiny tidbits of information to parse before full reviews are allowed.

Let’s start with Solo, Disney’s first leap to an even longer time ago in a galaxy far, far away to get into Han Solo’s backstory. We’ve been wary of this one for a while, for various reasons, but the early buzz is that it’s a lot of fun—even if it’s not perfect. While some were predictably blown away (or are saving more meaningful critique for a full review), it wasn’t all glowing praise. It seems that the movie may take a little time to get going:

But once it does, it sounds like a fun ride, and we’re happy to have confirmation that Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian really does steal the show, with Uproxx’s Mike Ryan saying, “once Donald Glover’s Lando shows up (who is legit fantastic) … it’s a whole lot of fun.” (I’ll spare you the rest of that tweet for mild spoilers.)

There was also some division over whether the movie’s lower-stakes status was good or bad, so your mileage may vary there:

(Not to mention that these early reactions are usually generally positive unless a movie is downright unwatchable.)

And now, on to Deadpool 2, which will show us what a Deadpool movie can do when it’s not just barely getting made at all, on a shoestring budget. It might also show us the differences in moviegoers’ senses of humor, judging by varying reactions that it’s much funnier than the first and that some of the jokes may only appeal to certain viewers:

But this one might simultaneously be the most accurate to how you’ll feel and the most inscrutable until you’ve actually seen the movie:

The buzz also has it that the credits scene is worth sticking around for. Now that you know what to expect, plan accordingly: Deadpool 2 is out roughly one week from now, and Solo hits the week after.

(image: Disney/Lucasfilm & Fox)

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