It’s about time Han Solo got his own “Star Wars” move. Disney just released a cast photo along with notice that principal filming is just getting underway at Pinewood Studios in London.
The as yet untitled Han Solo Star Wars story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.
“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,” said co-Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in a statement.
It will be one of a series of one-offs from the original “Star Wars” series. It this case, it will provide some back story to “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
The film will focus on the adventures Solo, an inter-galactic rogue and resistance hero and his sidekick Wookiee Chewbacca. It will also provide some back story on another “card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away,” Lando Calrissian.
The cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Clarke, of course, is best known for her work on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Lawrence and Jon Kasdan are writing the script. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel are producing along withco-producers Kiri Hart, Susan Towner and Will Allegra.
Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.
Academy Award nominee (“Arrival”) Bradford Young will be director of photographer. He’ll be joined by Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).
They will be joining returning Star Wars veterans Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers).
Rounding out production will be Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).