The beleaguered Han Solo film is one step closer to seeing the light of day. Director Ron Howard (who stepped up when the team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were shown the door) posted a video reveal on Twitter, unveiling the film’s official title.
“Hi. Well, as we wrap up production, I just wanted to take this moment to thank an incredibly talented cast and crew for all their hard work,” Howard says in the video. “And to the fans out there, I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures that I’ve been sharing, pictures I’ve been taking from the set of-”
He interrupts himself, as if realizing he’s about to say something he shouldn’t. “Can we even say the name of the movie”? Something large and fuzzy, presumably a wookiee, hands him a title card. Howard flops the card to reveal the title – Solo: A Star Wars Story – in the iconic yellow lettering.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017
This follows suit with the first standalone film, Rogue One. Non-series installments aren’t considered “episodes.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are playing undisclosed roles.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters May 25, 2018.
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