With the first Star Wars anthology film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” now in theaters, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed when the standalone Han Solo-centric Star Wars film plans to begin shooting.
“We’re actually very close, we’re going to start shooting in February,” Kennedy told BBC entertainment journalist Lizo Mzimba, according to a recent tweet. That would be February 2017, which puts the film right on track for its release date of May 2018.
With news of shooting confirmed, this could lead to more announcements regarding additional cast members coming soon. As it stands, “Hail, Caesar!” standout Alden Ehrenreich will portray the titular smuggler, with “Atlanta” star Donald Glover playing a young Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke cast as a new character. A younger version of fan-favorite character/Han Solo’s co-pilot Chewbacca will also make an appearance, along with the Millennium Falcon.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the still-officially untitled Han Solo Star Wars anthology film hits theaters Summer 2018.
(via Screen Rant)
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