Production officially begins on Lucasfilm’s Han Solo movie
Co-director Chris Miller has taken to Twitter to reveal that production has officially begun on the upcoming Han Solo movie and revealed the film’s shooting name: Red Cup (a play on the lead character’s name). Check out the photo in the gallery below!
The screenplay for the Han Solo movie hails from father-son duo Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, while unconfirmed, it is likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the role.
The film includes Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) as the title scoundrel, with Woody Harrelson (War For the Planet of the Apes) as Solo’s mentor, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, and an undisclosed role for Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke.
Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) direct.