Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
As it turns out, the real name of the untitled young Han Solo film was there the whole time.
On Tuesday, the movie’s final day of production, director Ron Howard shared the retro logo for Solo: A Star Wars Story, a fitting name for the spinoff anthology project starring Alden Ehrenreich as the iconic smuggler in a galaxy far, far away. The character giving Howard a hand for the announcement? Han’s old buddy Chewbacca, of course.
It’s an official title that fans have been waiting for throughout the rocky filming schedule. Original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were pulled from the Solo movie in June, mere weeks before production was scheduled to end, and Howard took over. The Oscar-winning filmmaker made up for the lack of information about the film by embracing social media, sharing images of everything from cast members to coffee mugs.
Set before the events of the George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy (which starred Harrison Ford as Han), Solo is slated to hit theaters May 25 and features a cast including Donald Glover (as Lando Calrissian), Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke.
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