Star Wars spin-off Solo to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

New York — Solo: A Star Wars Story will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, bringing a galaxy far away to the world's most prestigious film festival.

The French festival announced on Friday that the Star Wars spin-off will premiere out of competition at this year's festival shortly before opening in French theatres on 23 May. Solo opens in theatres on 25 May. 

This isn't the first time Star Wars has come to Cannes. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and 2005's Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith both played at the French Riviera festival.

Cannes earlier this week announced that Asghar Farhadi's Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, will be the opening-night film.

The festival will run from 8 - 19 May.