London, Feb 22:Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo Star Wars spinoff has begun production.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London’s Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the cast at the controls of the Millennium Falcon.
Ehrenreich plays a younger version of Harrison Ford’s iconic smuggler and is seated amid cast members including Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian.
Only Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Glover (Lando Calrissian) and Suotamo (Chewbacca)have had their roles confirmed so far. Harrelson will reportedly play Solo’s mentor, while Waller-Bridge will apparently play the part of a droid in a CGI-driven performance.
Like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which comes out next month, the new, as yet untitled, spin-off will be set before the franchise’s original 1977 film, Star Wars, which was later renamed Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Lucasfilm boss and Hollywood veteran Kathleen Kennedy is co-producing the standalone film, which is expected to begin filming in January, according to Variety magazine.