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Did You Score Free Tickets to Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Find out who won our trivia contest

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It’s Memorial Day weekend, the official start of the summer movie season, and the first blockbuster out of the gate is Solo: A Star Wars Story, the second anthology film in the Star Wars franchise and a prequel to Rogue One and A New Hope. It focuses (you guessed it) on a young Han Solo and his first meeting with future copilot Chewbacca and encounters with gambler Lando Calrissian. Cast headliners are Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra, and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

We announced a trivia contest this morning as this much anticipated film debuts. When it ended at noon, the names of those who answered all of the questions correctly were entered in a drawing for two free tickets for a 9:30 pm screening tonight, Friday, May 25, at Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston.

The winner is Kali Wade, CAS Archaeology Environmental Archaeology Lab supervisor.

The questions and answers to our quiz are below. Thanks to all who took part.

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story was first screened on May 15 at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. What was the last Star Wars film to be unveiled there? Revenge of the Sith in 2005
  1. Lando Calrissian was the original owner of the starship Millennium Falcon. Why did he relinquish ownership to Han Solo? He lost it to Solo in a bet.
  1. Star Wars creator George Lucas approached Solo director and longtime friend Ron Howard to direct 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace. Howard declined. Who did direct it? George Lucas
  1. As of 2015, the Star Wars franchise was worth an estimated $42 billion, making it the second highest grossing media franchise of all time. What’s the highest? Pokémon
  1. A third stand-alone Star Wars film has been confirmed by Disney, but its subject has not been officially announced. Who is the film rumored to be about? Boba Fett
  1. During production, Solo was often referred to as “Red Cup.” Why? A reference to Solo Cups
  1. What is the name of Han Solo’s home planet? Corellia
  1. In 2015, Disney announced new Star Wars theme parks at Disneyland and Disney World, set to open in 2019. What will they be called? Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  1. Donald Glover, who portrays Lando Calrissian in the film, is 34 years old. Which Star Wars film debuted the year he was born? Episode VI—Return of the Jedi
  1. The character of Han Solo is said to be based partly on what Oscar-winning director and friend of George Lucas’? Francis Ford Coppola

Watch the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story here.

Jacob Gurvis can be reached at jgurvis@bu.edu; follow him on Twitter @JacobGurvis.

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