Ron Howard, Woody Harrelson talk finishing up Han Solo movie
Production continues on the upcoming untitled Han Solo spin-off film and director Ron Howard has taken to Twitter to reveal another interesting photo from the set, which you can find in the gallery below. Howard also spoke with THR about the process of picking up after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, saying the project is “coming along great.”
“It’s a fantastic script, a great cast and I am having a fantastic creative experience with it,” he tells the Hollywood trade.
Star Woody Harrelson also spoke about the experience of working on the film with Howard at the helm, telling ET: “Fortunately, the force is still very much with us. It’s great that Ron came along when he did.”
Harrelson went on to tease Alden Ehrenreich’s portrayal of everyone’s favorite smuggler, saying: “I think it could be one of the funnier Star Wars movies.”
The untitled Han Solo film is set to feature Hail, Caesar‘s Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Atlanta‘s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing 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 playing undisclosed roles.
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. It has since been confirmed that the film will span a seven-year stretch, covering Han’s life from 18 to 24, showcasing how Han came into possession of the Millennium Falcon and how he first met Chewbacca.
The Han Solo movie story arrives from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. It is executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. It will open in theaters on May 25, 2018.