Production on the as-yet-untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” movie is underway.
Walt Disney Studios released a brand new image featuring Alden Ehrenreich, who is playing Han Solo, alongside Donald Glover, the new Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewie, and other actors whose character names haven’t been announced yet officially, including Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, alongside directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. They’re all pictured on the Millennium Falcon. Thandie Newton, who is also confirmed to be a part of the cast, is not pictured.
Principal photography on the project officially kicked off on Monday, Feb. 20 at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
According to the studio’s new release, the film will look at Han and Chewie’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.”
“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,” Phil and Christopher said in a joint statement. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
The Han Solo film will hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
— Jolie Lash