New details have emerged regarding the Han Solo movie story
Although Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo movie is now filming, specific story details have been few and far between. 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. Now, Bob Iger has let slip a few Han Solo movie story details! During an event at USC, the Disney CEO confirmed that the film will span a seven-year stretch, covering Han’s life from 18 to 24. It will showcase how he came into possession of the Millennium Falcon and how he first met Chewbacca.
“You’ll also discover how he got his name,” Iger revealed (via Variety).
Does that mean that Han Solo’s name isn’t actually Han Solo? Only time will tell, but fans don’t have long to wait. The Han Solo movie is just over a year away, slated for a May 25, 2018 release. The film is set to feature Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, Atlanta‘s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is attached to play 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 set for undisclosed roles.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the Han Solo movie story arrives from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.
What do you think of these new Han Solo movie story details? How do you think Han and Chewie first crossed paths? What do you think Han Solo’s real name could be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!