Fans of the Star Wars saga and especially of the popular character of Han Solo have known about the upcoming untitled movie for a while. Starring Alden Ehrenreich as the younger version of the title character and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, among others, the movie had everything but an official name. Until now.
On Tuesday, director Ron Howard made the official announcement that the highly-anticipated movie will have the title Solo: A Star Wars Story. Also, he revealed that the movie had finally wrapped production.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
For a few months, the official name of the movie has been rumored because Making Star Wars managed to obtain a photo of a t-shirt the crew was wearing. As for its working title, it was Red Cup. At first, it seemed completely nonsensical, but when you think that the real company called Solo actually makes red cups, it all starts to make sense.
As for the official synopsis, it seems like the movie will be following the early smuggling days of Han Solo, way before he even met with Luke Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi. At the moment, this is all we know about the story of the upcoming standalone story. While it’s true that Howard has pointed towards some locations, like Corellia, Han’s home planet, or Kessel, the place of the famous Kessel run, nothing is certain.
Those who watched last year’s Rogue One should know that this Han Solo movie will also follow that pattern. It’s a completely separate narrative that tells a story from the past. And if Rogue One introduces some completely new characters to the audience, this one will follow some that fans already know well.
But the Han Solo project’s road to the big screen was met with difficulties. This summer, the previous directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired due to creative differences with the studio. Solo: A Star Wars Story will have its official release on May 25th, next year.
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