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Solo: Director Ron Howard announces the title of the new Star Wars movie

The Han Solo spin-off of Star Wars has finally been titled: The second in the anthology series created around the main trilogy will be called, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

hollywood Updated: Oct 18, 2017 15:37 IST
Solo: A Star Wars Story is slated to release in May 2018.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is slated to release in May 2018.

The Han Solo spin-off of Star Wars has finally been titled: The second in the anthology series created around the main trilogy will be called, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Director Ron Howard announced the news in a video on Twitter, reports variety.com.

“Hey Twitterville, we just wrapped production so here’s a special message #StarWars,” Howard posted on Tuesday.

He said in the video: “Production on the standalone Han Solo movie is wrapping up and it now has a title - Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

The film follows the young Han Solo - a 20-something version of actor Harrison Ford’s character - and Chewbacca’s adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their encounters with Lando Calrissian.

Howard took over as director in August after the movie’s original helmers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, were fired. Lord and Miller had a falling out with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and co-writer/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan.

The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the protagonist, Donald Glover as Calrissian, and basketball player Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

Woody Harrelson will portray Han’s mentor, while Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge play undisclosed roles. Paul Bettany, Warwick Davis, and Howard’s brother, Clint Howard, will also appear in the film.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is slated to release in May 2018.

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