New Last Jedi & Han Solo Behind-the-Scenes Footage
The British Film Institute has posted a new video detailing Lucasfilm’s trainee program with the BFI that includes a few snippets of new behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as the still-in-production untitled Han Solo movie. Check out the Last Jedi and Han Solo behind-the-scenes footage below!
In the wake of the departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars movie, Lucasfilm has chosen Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code) to take over the project. Just three weeks were left of the film’s principal photography before Lord & Miller were let go, with five weeks of reshoots already built into the schedule for later this year. It remains to be seen how the situation will evolve, and whether Han Solo can keep its previously-announced May 25, 2018 release date.
The untitled Han Solo film is set to feature Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Atlanta‘s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is attached to play Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge are set for undisclosed roles.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Domhnall Gleeson as Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran as Rose.
The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.