Wednesday, February 22, 2017
With the world focusing its attention on the inevitable release of the next canonical Star Wars chapter with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" this December, the folks at Disney and Lucasfilm via the official Star Wars website saw it fit to tease everyone with their next spin-off project - that being a photo featuring the entire cast in the upcoming "Han Solo" spin-off hitting on 2018. Starring Alden Ehrenreich as the younger Han Solo, he will be joined by Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as a younger Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Joonas Suotamo steps in to be the big guy himself, Chewbacca. Filming commenced in February 20, and it's going to be well over a year til we see the smuggler and his early adventures in the big screen next year.
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the untitled Han Solo film will be released on May 25, 2018.