Disney begins shooting the parallel Star Wars spinoff:Han Solo

February 22, 2017 12:19 pm Published by :
Disney's begins shooting the parallel Star Wars spinoff:Han Solo

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.

 The film is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who helmed The Lego Movie. In a statement they said, “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
IGN releases Han Solo  concept art images
Lucasfilm will drop some details at Star Wars Celebration 2017 this April in Orlando, Florida, but in the meantime we may have some idea of where the film could be going design-wise if Lucasfilm decides to recycle some existing concept artwork from classic Star Wars artists such as Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, and others.
The news also confirms a number of those working behind the camera, including director of photography, Bradford Young, who previously worked on (the extremely pretty) Arrival.