Production Begins on ‘Han Solo’ movie

A look at the official star wars show on youtube reveals that production has begun on the Hans Solo movie. The standalone movie is from the Star Wars universe, its title is still unknown.

The movie is part of the Star Wars Anthology series, it is being called a ‘Space Western’ genre movie. It is about Han Solo before ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ happens.

Han Solo is being played by Alden Ehrenreich, who is well-known for roles in Francis Ford Coppola movies.

Alden Ehrenreich-Image Attributed to Photographer Dan Doperalski (commons.wikimedia.org)
Alden Ehrenreich-Image Attributed to Photographer Dan Doperalski (commons.wikimedia.org)

Other cast members include Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as the wookie Chewbacca.

The movie is being directed by Phil Lord and Christopher ‘Chris’ Miller. The duo have won several awards including Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ is one of their critically acclaimed successes.

Chris Miller and Phil Lord-Image Attributed to Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, USA (commons.wikimedia.org)
Chris Miller and Phil Lord-Image Attributed to Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, USA (commons.wikimedia.org)
Han Solo Cast Photo (Source: Lucasfilm)
Han Solo Cast Photo (Source: Lucasfilm)

The Movie is being filmed at Pinewood Studios, England, which is famous for its James Bond movies.

According to Wookieepedia, the character of Han Solo is that of a smuggler turned hero. He belongs to the planet Corellia, which is part of the Galaxy’s core worlds.

Han plays a vital role during the Galactic Civil War, during which he becomes General Han Solo and one of the top leaders of the Rebel Alliance.

Han Solo is the husband of Leia Organa and the father of the super-villain Kylo Ren aka Ben Solo.

Han is later killed by his son Kylo Ren on Starkiller Base.

Kylo Ren kills Han Solo- Source Lucasfilm
Kylo Ren kills Han Solo- Source Lucasfilm

The movie is about the smuggling career of the scoundrel Han Solo, before Star Wars Episode IV. It is believed that the famous Millennium Falcon and the infamous Jabba The Hutt will be featured prominently in the upcoming movie.

The movie is set for release on 25 May 2018.

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