In case anyone was wondering whether Alden Ehrenreich has the right look to be Han Solo, the first cast photo has arrived, which actually shows him to be a better ringer for a young Harrison Ford than you might expect. The pic has arrived to mark the start on principal photography on the currently untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story on February 20th at Pinewood Studios.
According to the press release, ‘The movie will explore the duo¹s 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 set for release in May, 2018.