It is official! Han Solo: A Star Wars Story has begun manufacturing! And sooner than anticipated. Director Chris Miller, who’s working alongside longtime collaborator Phil Lord, tweeted out the announcement which arrives together with the primary set picture. He features a picture of the day’s slate together with this humorous one liner, teasing ‘who shot first’.
“Han. First Shot.”
This Twitter quote is in reference to one in every of Star Wars extra controversial moments. Within the authentic Star Wars launched in 1977, earlier than it was formally often called A New Hope, George Lucas edited the notorious Cantina showdown between Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and bounty Hunter Greedo to seem as if Han shoots the alien in chilly blood. Within the 1997 A New Hope particular version, George Lucas went again and edited this scene in order that Greedo shoots first. Ever since, there have been fan conspiracies, a couple of video essay and a ton of memes about who really shot first.
Earlier than The Power Awakens arrived in theaters, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew started tweeting pages from the unique script draft of Star Wars that was fairly a bit completely different from any massive display iteration or edit the film has endured through the years. Among the many many issues which can be identified by the actor is that Han did, the truth is, shoot first. It seems that Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to have some enjoyable with this facet of the film and different items of lore surrounding the Han Solo character and his legacy.
You will discover the slate within the picture under incorporates the title Han Solo: Crimson Cup. That is simply one other sly joke on the director’s half, and is a pun enjoying off the notorious Solo cups which can be beloved around the globe. The screenplay for Han Solo arrives from father-son duo Lawrence and Jake Kasdan. Lawrence has been with the franchise for many years, having helped pen Empire Strikes Again, Return of the Jedi and The Power Awakens. Their story will revolve round a younger Han Solo ten years earlier than he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, becoming a member of the Rebel within the struggle in opposition to the Demise Star.
No official synopsis has been launched, however the story is claimed to revolve across the Kessel Run. And it’ll present how Han received the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a recreation of Sabacc. Alden Ehrenreich is enjoying the title position, with Neighborhood and Atlanta star Donald Glover taking up the position of a younger Lando. Emilia Clarke is enjoying an unspecified character, with Woody Harrelson enjoying Han’s mentor Garris Shrike, a personality launched within the Legends canon of books. This anthology movie will formally make Shrike a part of the cinematic canon. It’s suspected that Joonas Suotamo, who did all the motion and heavy lifting for Peter Mayhew in The Power Awakes as Chewbacca, will take over the position fully for this spin-off, enjoying the enduring Wookie.
Han Solo shall be in theaters Could 25, 2018, simply 6 months after The Final Jedi hits theaters. Although there have been loads of rumors that the film is being delayed till December 2018 as Disney stakes a declare within the Christmas field workplace for years to come back. The film is government produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. Check out Chris Miller’s first tweet.
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) January 30, 2017