We can now get our first look at the cast of the Hans Solo stand alone Star Wars film for 2018. Some what surprising, as we were getting use to December releases, is the May 25th 2018 release date.

The film will follow the adventures of scoundrel Hans and Chewbacca in their adventures before the original Star Wars film. That film is now, of course, titled Star Wars: A New Hope.

We can see Alden Ehrenreich, who has the Han Solo role, in Rules Don’t Apply as Frank Forbes. The film was released on November 23rd 2016 in the USA and gets a UK release on March 10th 2017. He is also in the upcoming The Yellow Birds as Brandon Bartle.

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story Cast and Directors

Hans Solo A Star Wars Story - Joonas Suotamo
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca ©2017 Lucasfilm
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Phil Lord, one of the directors co-piloting the movie, with Donald Glover who is cast as Lando Calrissian ©2017 Lucasfilm
Hans Solo A Star Wars Story - Woody Harrelson and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Woody Harrelson is Garris Shrike, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge ©2017 Lucasfilm
Hans Solo A Star Wars Story - Phil Lord
Phil Lord, one of the directors co-piloting the movie ©2017 Lucasfilm

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Lowdown

The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month. Principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began yesterday, February 20th 2017, at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. This will include 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.

Cast

The cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke. Also cast are 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.

Crew

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent. They include Academy Award nominee for his work on Arrival, Bradford Young (Director of Photography). Also aboard are 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) and Neil Lamont (Production Designer). Also returning are Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers) and Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master). Finally there are 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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Hans Solo A Star Wars Story – 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 ©2017 Lucasfilm