The Predator, Jurassic World 2, Disney’s untitled Han Solo movie – three high-profile blockbusters that are all teetering on the verge of production, and we now have an official status report (and cast photo!) for the latter.
Principal photography is now underway ahead of the film’s 2018 release, and the behind-the-scenes shot up above features Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Donald Glover (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Alden Ehrenreich and the rest of the gang housed up in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Truth be told, this is our first genuine look at Disney’s ensemble cast together and Ehrenreich, seen sporting a dark brown leather jacket at the front, certainly looks the part as the young nerf herder. Also on board are Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, who doubled as the lovable Wookie in Star War: The Force Awakens. One member of the ensemble cast not pictured, however, is Westworld star Thandie Newton.
Here’s the early logline for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s origins story:
“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.”
With a script penned by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, we know from previous reports that Disney’s Han Solo movie will be an amalgamation of a Western and heist movie, which ought to make a nice tonic following the boots-on-the-ground rebellion featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In a joint statement, here’s what Lord and Miller had to share:
“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. We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero? A new Star Wars Story begins on May 25th, 2018, and it’ll chronicle the origins of the great Han Solo. Filming is now underway, which ought to offset any rumors of a delay to December of next year. Next up for Disney’s rebooted space opera is the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15th, 2017, while today we learned that Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One – the first of Disney’s planned anthology movies – is all set to hit Blu-ray and DVD in April.