Disney’s Han Solo spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story, will focus on Solo’s days before he linked up with the rebel alliance, as well as his early adventures with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.
Solo: A Star Wars Story was co-directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (duo behind The Lego Movie), but 6 months into production, Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, fired the directing duo
over “creative differences.” In turn, Kennedy nabbed high profile director Ron Howard (Apollo 13) to complete the film.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars: Episode V-VII) and Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women).
Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) is playing the young, sarcastic, reckless smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford. Donald Glover (The Martian) is portraying a young Lando Calrissian, previously played by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Additional cast members include Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Woody Harrelson (Natural Born Killers), Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible 2), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Man Up) and Joonas Suotamo.
Despite its turbulence, Solo: A Star Wars Story still has a scheduled release for May 25th, 2018. Watch the film’s 1st Full Teaser Trailer below: