There is a lot of information circulating about the Han Solo movie so we thought we would put it all in one place and make it easy for you.
- It has an official name, Solo: A Star Wars Story. This was officially announced on October 17 by director Ron Howard.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017
- The film is scored by John Powell, who has scored several popular movies such as Rio, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Bourne Identity.
- The script is written by Jon and Lawrence Kasdan who have worked on several of the previous Star Wars movies.
- Due to several creative differences, the original director team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were released from the film and replaced with Ron Howard.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story is set as a space western that will focus on a young Han Solo and his Wookiee partner Chewbacca.
- We know that we will see the encounter with Lando Calrissian where Han acquires the Millenium Falcon.
- The actors portraying our favorite characters are Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures, Hail, Ceasar!) as Han Solo, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover (The Martian, Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Lando Calrissian
- New characters to the Star Wars galaxy include Woody Harrelson (Cheers, Zombieland) as Han’s mentor Beckett, and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Kira.
- Several well-known actors are attached to the movie, such as Paul Bettany, Warwick Davis, Thandie Newton, Clint Howard and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
- The film is slated to be released on May 25th, 2018
- An interesting add-in to the movie are Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna,. Tag and Bink appeared in a series of non-canon comics, created by Kevin Rubio. They are a mischievous pair that get into a series of amusing troubles and seem to inevitably cross paths with every major canon character. I guess they are now official members of the Star Wars Universe.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 14, 2017
— Kevin Rubio (@TheKevinRubio) October 14, 2017
Thank You, Kevin. I’m a huge fan and I had to get ’em in there, and then had to play it myself (with Toby Hefferman) to do it justice
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) October 14, 2017