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Filming starts on the Han Solo movie with this first cast and crew picture

02.21.2017

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Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have officially started production on the UNTITLED HAN SOLO STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY FILM and to celebrate the occasion, we have the first cast and crew picture! Take a look at the goods below, followed by the official statement released by Lucasfilm!

Han Solo cast Alden Ehrenreich Woody Harrelson Chewbacca Emilia Clarke Donald Glover

Cameras are rolling on the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee; principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20 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.

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel, and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner, and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on Arrival, Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

Even if they're not all in full costume, that still is quite the sight to see! The directors went on to say, "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. We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.” Damn right! Lord and Miller are two directors with a lot of energy and love for their craft, so I'm really excited to see what they can do with such a beloved character!

The UNTITLED HAN SOLO STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY FILM will open in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Source: StarWars.com

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