‘Star Wars’: Young Han Solo Movie Kicks Off Production

Han SoloBack in December 2016, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the young Han Solo movie starring Alden Ehrenreich would begin filming at some point in February, but it looks like production on the project has kicked off earlier than expected.

Chris Miller — who’s directing the project alongside Phil Lord — took to Twitter this morning to announce that the film has officially launched principal photography with the following tweet.

While the tweet doesn’t reveal the name of the movie, it does show off its incredibly clever working title: Red Cup. Fans shouldn’t expect an official title anytime soon (after all, it’s only been a week since the Episode VIII title reveal), but there’s definitely a chance that it could be unveiled at Star Wars Celebration Orlando this April.

Ehrenreich stars as the iconic space smuggler, but the cast also includes Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Woody Harrelson as Han’s mentor. Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke is also on board, but details about her role are being kept under wraps.

The untitled Han Solo movie is currently set to hit theaters on May 25 of next year, but rumor has it that the project will be pushed back to December 2018. Are you excited?

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.