SOLO: A Star Wars Story Opens May 25, 2018

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Update May 4, 2018

Han gets his co-pilot as Chewie takes his familiar seat in the Millennium Falcon in this new clip for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou

Update May 1, 2018

Just in time for Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You), we have a set of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY printable activity sheets including coloring pages, word search, maze, and games.  Click on the links below to open the page in a new tab (just be patient as some of the files are large and may take a few seconds to load).

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Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Photo by Jonathan Olley ©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

Han Solo Coloring Sheet

Chewbacca Coloring Sheet

Lando Coloring Sheet

Qi’ra Coloring Sheet

Millennium Falcon Coloring Sheet

Mighty Wookiee Word Search

Asteroid Field Maze

Follow the Path Game

Crack the Code Game

Update April 8, 2018

Part Western, part heist, part buddy film, with all the sounds and images of Star Wars, the latest trailer, poster, and photos are released for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. What do you think?

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Mudtroopers on Mimban in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

The Millenium Falcon in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Update February 6, 2018

Less than four months to go, and fans had yet to see a clip, image, or any real details about SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.  Super Bowl Sunday changed all that with our first teaser for the film and the announcement of a full trailer to come the next day.

When the full teaser trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY debuted, it had the look, feel, and style of a 1970’s Star Wars movie.  However, with the opening space-car chase, it reminded me a little of J. J. Abrams 2009 Star Trek reboot.  Similar to Star Trek (2009) where we saw Chris Pine channel a young William Shatner as James T. Kirk, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, is dependent upon how well Alden Ehrenreich channels a young Harrison Ford as the title character.  We don’t get a long look at Alden Ehrenreich’s SOLO in this teaser, but from what we see… the jury’s still out on whether he pulls it off.

In addition to the full teaser trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, we also received images, posters, and names for the new characters.

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Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Woody Harrelson plays Beckett

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Thandie Newton portrays Val

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Thandie Newton is Val in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge voices L3-37

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is L3-37 in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

The Conveyex in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is L3-37 in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett, Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. (c) 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Update October 17, 2017

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY comes to theaters May 25, 2018.  The formerly untitled Han Solo film NOW has its title that Director Ron Howard revealed via twitter.

 

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SOLO: A Star Wars Story is set prior to the events of the original Star Wars trilogy.

From February 24, 2017

Han Solo – Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. A new Star Wars story begins.

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Clockwise from bottom left: co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover. Photo by Jonathan Olley ©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Punch it.

Update October 22, 2016

Lucasfilm announced that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.

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Actor Donald Glover attends “The Lazarus Effect” screening (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Relativity Media)

“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Lord and Miller. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”

Glover is best known for creating and starring in the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta (which had the highest premiere numbers for any basic cable comedy show since 2013), as well as for starring in four seasons of the show Community, and for his Grammy-nominated album Because the Internet, performed under the name Childish Gambino. In addition, Glover appeared in the Academy Award-nominated The Martian, and will be seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Update July 18, 2016

At Star Wars Celebration Europe, Alden Ehrenreich was introduced to fans for the first time as Han Solo, the new star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story at the Future Filmmaker panel.  The panel featured Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy (producer) and Kiri Hart (senior vice president of Development), who were joined by directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story).

Alden Ehrenreich can be seen in the upcoming Rules Don’t Apply (opening November 2016) written and directed by film legend Warren Beatty.  Other notable Ehrenreich film credits include the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! (2016), Beautiful Creatures (2013), and two Francis Ford Coppola films Twixt (2011) and Tetro (2009).

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Alden Ehrenreich stars in RULES DON’T APPLY, from legendary Academy-Award winning director Warren Beatty. Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel.

Original post from July 7, 2015 follows below

Everything is awesome as the long speculated Han Solo spin-off movie was officially announced by StarWars.com.  The yet-to-be titled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film will tell the story of a young scoundrel, and how he got to be the smuggler we meet in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  The screenplay is written by Star Wars veterans and father & son duo Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, and directed by THE LEGO MOVIE’s Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (presumably familiar with a LEGOized version of the Millennium Falcon).  Current timeline for STAR WARS films include: STAR WARS VII (12/18/15), ROGUE ONE (12/16/16), STAR WARS VIII (5/26/17), Untitled Han Solo film (5/25/18), STAR WARS IX (2019).  Continue reading for more details from Lucasfilm Ltd.’s press release.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens ©Lucasfilm 2015

From Lucasfilm Ltd.

The next adventure in the Anthology series of Star Wars films will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, whose credits include the critically acclaimed The LEGO Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Among the most sought-after filmmakers working today, the two have proven a formidable duo on the multiple films they’ve collaborated on and are looking forward to applying their unique creative chemistry to the Star Wars universe.

The LEGO Movie

(L-R) Director CHRISTOPHER MILLER, ELIZABETH BANKS (voice of LEGO minifigure Wyldstyle) and director PHIL LORD. Photo by Eric Charbonneau © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.

This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.

The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Lawrence Kasdan, the writer and director known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, and Grand Canyon, is familiar to Star Wars fans for having co-written the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. His son Jon Kasdan wrote and directed The First Time, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and In the Land of Women, as well as writing for the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek.

“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe,” said the Kasdans. “They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”

Kathleen Kennedy, who will be producing, says she can’t wait to discover what’s in store from these two extraordinary teams of directors and writers.

“It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the film will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.

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