The Han Solo Movie Cast Has Begun Filming, As Revealed In Recent Photo

Probably the least noticeable addition to the cast is that of Joonas Suotamo, replacing Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Han Solo’s right-hand Wookiee. It was probably inevitable, as Mayhew has been reported to use crutches a lot lately and simply didn’t want to push it at his age.

The other noticeable recasting was that of Donald Glover as Lando, replacing Billy Dee Williams as the smooth-talking businessman with a less than shiny past. Fans will finally get more than a glimpse of that past as Han and Lando possibly meet for the first time under the tutelage of a “criminal mentor” played by Zombieland and Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson.

Woody Harrelson is set to play Han Solo's "criminal mentor."
Woody Harrelson is set to play Han Solo's "criminal mentor." [Image by Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images]

The Han Solo movie’s cast seems to have been mostly set, with other roles played by Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame and Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) will be taking the helm of the movie Star Wars fans have been allegedly waiting on for over 30 years. Technically, this makes it the second time they’ve ever dealt with Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and the Millennium Falcon.

It’s unknown what roles Emilia Clarke and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will play in the upcoming anthology film set for December of 2018. The Han Solo movie release date could see them playing Han’s sisters, or possibly Woody Harrelson’s daughter’s. In the latter case, we may see a bit of sibling rivalry as Han and Lando find themselves trying to win them over.

A lot of details are being kept secret as the movie has begun filming, as we’ve come to expect from Star Wars films now. Mark Hamill has come out to say that security has been ramped up to the point where even drones can’t get close enough to film anything.

Are you excited to see the story behind Han Solo in 2018?


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