I wasn’t sure what I was going to think of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but once I saw it, I was sold. So sold that I saw it more than once in theaters and it might be one of my favorite Star Wars films to date.
When I heard Han Solo was getting his own flick, I had the same concern I had with Rogue One. How is this movie going to be? And HOW can I POSSIBLY watch a film about Han Solo that doesn’t star Harrison Ford? I realize time travel is not yet a thing, so this film can’t be filmed with a younger Ford, but man. I’m having a little bit of a hard time with this one.
As a ridiculously huge Star Wars Nerd, no seriously, the new Star Wars tattoo happens in exactly one month on March 21, I’m nervous. But also as a ridiculously huge Star Wars nerd, I’m going to go see it with the most open heart ever, because – Han.
How do YOU feel about this film? Are you as nervous as I am or do you have full confidence that it’s going to be as amazing as Rogue One is? You’ve got plenty of time to decide – the movie opens in theaters on May 25, 2018
The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th 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.