Ron Howard Reveals Han Solo Film’s Official Title

The Han Solo film has had a weird production so far: a change in directors, rumors that Lucasfilm is not happy with the star, and weirdest of all, a lack of an official title. Now, however, the anti-climatic moment we’ve all been waiting for is here. Ron Howard, the film’s current director, revealed in a short video the name of the film to be Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Woodly Harrelson as Han’s mentor, Beckett. Emilia Clarke, Thanidw Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will also be in the film, but their roles are currently unknown. Principal photography on the film has also wrapped, which means we are one step closer to getting to see what this new Han Solo story is all about. Despite the directorial change, it looks like the movie is going to remain on schedule for is May 2018 release.
 
Still no word about that Obi-Wan movie however, but if this spin-off goes well, who knows whose story we might get next – Boba Fett, Yoda, even Jar Jar Binks. Well, maybe not that last one.

 
Solo: A Star Wars Story will premiere in theaters on May 25, 2018.

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