A lonely alien waits for his close up in Han Solo set photo
Production continues on the upcoming untitled Han Solo film from Lucasfilm and director Ron Howard has posted a new photo from the set. As Howard and cinematographer Bradford Young (Arrival, Selma) block out a scene, there’s one big alien in the background ready for his close up. Check it out in the gallery below!
Following the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Howard has stepped in to complete filming of the upcoming Star Wars Story. The untitled Han Solo film is set to feature Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Atlanta‘s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge are playing undisclosed roles.
It was previously revealed that the film will focus on how young Han became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has since been confirmed that the film will span a seven-year stretch, covering Han’s life from 18 to 24, showcasing how Han came into possession of the Millennium Falcon and how he first met Chewbacca.
The Han Solo movie story arrives from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. It is executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. It will open in theaters on May 25, 2018.