UPDATE: This photo has now been removed at the request of LEGO.
It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller, and filming has now resumed ahead of the movie’s expected release in May of 2018. Providing Disney and Howard can make that initial deadline, of course.
With nary a mention of the film codenamed Solo at D23 last month, it’s clear that all involved have their nose to the grindstone, so don’t expect to see any official footage of the Han Solo origin story for another few months at least. But that doesn’t mean we’ll have to endure a complete radio silence, as some information about the flick is beginning to leak out, including its title.
Earlier this week, a Twitter user posted the below photo, which seemingly reveals what the film will be called, and for those hoping for something creative and unique, well, you may be a bit disappointed.
Yes, it would appear that Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming spinoff will simply be titled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. Of course, this could just be some kind of placeholder until an actual title is chosen, but toy manufacturers are privy to details on these films before the public and as such, would know something like the title so that they can use it in their marketing material.
Still, this remains unconfirmed for now and as filming on the Han Solo anthology movie will likely continue over the course of the next two to three months, before Disney and Lucasfilm’s origin story enters post-production in anticipation of its release on May 25th, 2018, it may be some time yet before we get an official announcement from the studio.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted if anything further comes to light, but for now, tell us, if this is indeed the title they’ve gone with, are you a fan? Let us know in the usual place.