New In Theaters: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties,’ ‘In Darkness,’ ‘Future World’


Alden Ehrenreich takes on the mantle of Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” London teens get mixed up with alien visitors in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” “In Darkness” sees a blind Natalie Dormer witness a gangland murder, and James Franco, Suki Waterhouse and Milla Jovovich roam a “Mad Max”-style wasteland in “Future World,” all debuting the week of May 25, 2018.

Starring Alden Ehrenreich (“Hail, Caesar!,” “Beautiful Creatures”), with Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Woody Harrelson (“The Hunger Games”), Thandie Newton (“Westworld”), Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Infinity War”), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Broadchurch”), Joonas Suotamo (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”)
Synopsis: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Director: Ron Howard (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Rush”) — replacing Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (“21 Jump Street”)
Select release dates: May 23 – France, Netherlands, Philippines, USA ; May 24 – Australia, Ireland, Singapore, UK; May 25 – China, Hong Kong, South Africa; June 29 – Japan.

Starring Elle Fanning (“The Neon Demon”), Alex Sharp (“To the Bone”), Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” “Rabbit Hole”)
Synopsis: London teenager Enn and rebellious alien Zan fall madly in love and inadvertently set off the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens.
Director: John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Rabbit Hole”) from Neil Gaiman short story
Select release dates: May 24 – Singapore; May 25 – USA (since May 11 in the UK and Ireland)

Starring Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”), Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”), Ed Skrein (“Deadpool 2”)
Synopsis: A blind musician, witness to a murder in an adjacent apartment, is pulled into a criminal conspiracy.
Director: Anthony Byrne (episodes of “Ripper Street,” “Mr Selfridge,” “Silent Witness”)
US release date: May 25

Starring James Franco (“Why Him?” “The Disaster Artist”), Suki Waterhouse (“The Bad Batch”), Milla Jovovich (“The Fifth Element,” “Resident Evil” franchise), Jeffrey Wahlberg (“Don’t Come Back from the Moon”), Lucy Liu (“Elementary,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Charlie’s Angels”), Snoop Dogg and Method Man
Studio synopsis: In a world where water and gasoline have dried up, a prince of one of the last known safe-havens gets mixed up with a warlord and his robot when he searches for a cure for his ailing queen.
Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung (both “Don’t Come Back from the Moon,” Franco “The Disaster Artist”)
US release date: May 25.