Seriously, what's with all the cast photos lately? First there was The Predator, then earlier it was Alien: Covenant, and now it's the young Han Solo spinoff movie. Can't it get a title before an official photo? Whatever, this is perfect if you have no idea what Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, or star Alden Ehrenreich look like.
The image also includes co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, plus Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Phoebe Waller-Bridge who will play a CGI character. Not pictured is Thandie Newton but the accompanying press statement confirms she has signed on for an unspecified role.
The release also confirms a May 25th 2018 release date, moving it out of December like we had expected. Finally, it also confirms Ehrenreich will get to sport a cool leather jacket befitting of Han Solo, although I'm not sure about the hair.
FEBRUARY 21, 2017 — Cameras are rolling on the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee; principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20 at Pinewood Studios, London.
The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel, and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner, and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.
Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on Arrival, Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).
They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).
The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.