After months of a turbulent production process, the young Han Solo film now officially titled Solo: A Star Wars Story has officially wrapped production and director Ron Howard is celebrating the occasion with a bang.
Howard shared a photo on his official Twitter account, celebrating the end of production ever since he took over directorial duties from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The photo features the Academy Award-winning director smiling with drinks in hand and fireworks going off right behind him. You can see the photo down below.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 19, 2017
Out of all the new Star Wars productions since Disney bought LucasFilm, Howard has shared the most amount of photos during principal photography. Usually, LucasFilm has held a tight cover on their previous releases. For example, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and Episode IX) director J.J. Abrams is famous for utilizing a “mystery box” technique with his films during the marketing campaign..
What Howard has successfully done in the midst of production and PR issues is reassure concerned fans that the Solo train continues to chug along thanks to his collaboration with the cast and crew. Kathleen Kennedy seems to have made a good call entrusting the directorial duties to a veteran like Howard.
With production wrapped, it is only a matter of time before we see the first official stills, poster and trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Pretty soon, we will finally have a glimpse at what Alden Ehrenreich will bring to everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder during his younger years before he joined Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi on an adventure that will forever change his life. It’ll be really interesting to see Han during his younger years with the knowledge that his future eventually leads to him marrying royalty and eventually being killed by his own son (don’t cry, “Spoiler!” it’s been nearly two years).
Are you excited to see what Howard, Ehrenreich and the rest of the cast and crew of Solo bring to the Dejarik table? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all things related to Solo, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the rest of the films, television shows and video games that are set in cinema’s most iconic galaxy.
The film is directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Ron Howard with a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. It stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, Emilia Clarke as Kira, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Ian Kenny and Paul Bettany.
Solo: A Star Wars Story blasts into theaters on May 25, 2018.
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5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.
One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.
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