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Han Solo – A New Star Wars Story begins production and I’m giddy about the cast! #StarWars

HAN SOLO - SMUGGLER. SCOUNDREL. HERO. A NEW STAR WARS STORY BEGINS 5/25/18

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I’m as giddy as a kid in a candy store right now. I’m excited about more Star Wars being introduced to our world and I’m head-over-heels, almost crying tears of joy about the cast. I’ve been a fan of Woody Harrelson for as long as I remember and Donald Glover – we’ve been cool since he was Childish Gambino rockin’ out at the Firefly Music Festival. I could continue with the list, but I don’t hall all night. Needless to say, this movie has just started production and I wonder if they can make it all happen by the set to release date. 

In theaters May 25, 2018

Principal photography on Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story begins.
Clockwise from bottom left: co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover.
Photo credit: Jonathan Olley
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

“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,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.” 

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on “Arrival,” Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer). 

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).  

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

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