Today the next standalone Star Wars foil wrapped. Directed by Ron Howard – after a bitter departure from previous directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego movie)—the movie finally has a name. It will be called Solo. The film explores Han Solo’s early adventures and is rumored to give us a glimpse of how Han won Lando’s Millennium Falcon.
Howard announced the wrap in one of his many snaps from the production. Han Solo is played by Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful creatures), and Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community) will be Lando Calrissian. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) plays Kira, one of the adventurers Han will meet, and Thandie Newton (west world) has an unknown role. Joonas Suotamo will play Chewie.
Howard didn’t just finish the film that previous directors Lord and Miller had been working on for six months. He did extensive reshoots and it seems likely he changed the movie quite a bit from the original comedic vision. The film was written by Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on the first trilogy with his son Jon Kasdan. The film will hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
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