StarWars.com has announced today that filming has officially begun as of yesterday February 20th for the sill untitled Han Solo film.
Along with the announcement, we get a great new image that shows the directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with the main cast on board the Millennium Falcon, including Chewie, who will be played by Joonas Suotamo. It was also confirmed that actresses Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among the cast members.
Here is a statement from Lord and Miller about officially going into production on the Han Solo film:
“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.”
Also announced was some of the crew who will be working on the film from behind the scenes, which includes Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor), Brad Allan (Action Designer). 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).
The film 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 also serve as executive producers.
And as of right now, the Han Solo film is still set for a spring release, as the announcement also said it is slated for a May 25, 2018 release. I hope this release date sticks, as I’m dying to see what it will be like to get two “Star Wars” movies that are only six months apart from each other!