The Han Solo prequel film has begun production, and to commemorate, the Star Wars Twitter page tweeted this cast picture, with the caption “Han Solo – Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. A new Star Wars Story begins.”
The cast photo includes stars Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Woody Harrelson (Han’s mentor), Joonas Suotamo (taking over Chewbacca duties full time from Peter Meyhew), Emilia Clarke, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, along with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (actress Thandie Newton is not featured in the photo).
Lord and Miller had this to say in a joint statement:
“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,” said in a statement. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
The film was written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan , and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner, and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.
The still untitled Han Solo film is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018.