Today, the next standalone Star Wars film wrapped. Directed by Ron Howard—after a bitter departure from previous directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie)—the movie at last 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 the Millennium Falcon from Lando.
Howard announced the wrap in one of his many snaps from the production. Han Solo will be played by Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures), and Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community) will be Lando Calrissian. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) plays Kira, who is one of the adventurers Han will meet, and Thandie Newton (Westworld) has an unknown role. Joonas Suotamo will play Chewie.
Howard didn’t just finish up the film that previous directors Lord and Miller worked on for six months. He did extensive reshoots, and it seems likely that he changed the film quite a bit from the original comedic vision. The film was written by Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on the first trilogy with Lucas, along with his son Jon Kasdan. It’s due in theaters on May 25, 2018.
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