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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Cast Squeezes Into Millennium Falcon Cockpit For First Photo
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Lando Calrissian and Han Solo

Punch it! Today marks the official start of production for the Han Solo Star Wars Story spinoff movie. And while a title has yet to be revealed, Disney marked the occasion by releasing a photo of the cast.

Starring is Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. In addition to the photo, there are new details, albeit small, to the plot. And some quotes from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Check it all out below.

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‘Westworld’s Thandie Newton In Negotiations For ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff
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Westworld 108 trace decay Thandie Newton in talks for Star Wars Han Solo

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller know how to put together a great cast to churn out films that are a huge success (see The LEGO Movie). The two are in the midst of shooting the untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie starring Alden Ehrenreich as the legendary smuggler. His supporting cast includes Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is currently in talks to play a CGI character.

As amazing as the cast sounds, its about to get better with the possible addition of Thandie Newton (Westworld). More on the story below.

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Woody Harrelson In Talks For Mentor Role In Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
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Woody Harrelson

Spinoffs have always been a part of expanding the Star Wars universe since Disney acquired Lucasfilm a few years back. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being a huge success with critics and audiences, attention now turns to the next standalone film.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the untitled Han Solo standalone film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the title character, with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as an unknown character. Of course, the casting doesn’t stop there, and a new report says that Disney and Lucasfilm want a big actor for the film. One of those actors they have their eyes on is Woody Harrelson. More on the story below.

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Lucasfilm President On The Future Of ‘Star Wars’ Saga and Spinoffs
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will pave the way for future Star Wars spinoffs. These films will focus on the untold stories that are considered legend within the universe. While there is excitement to see more Star Wars, there is also a little bit of anxiety as it is unclear what the future may hold for these spinoffs and what will happen beyond Episode IX.

From what we know so far, Gareth EdwardsRogue One will center on a group of rebels’ daring mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, while Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct a young Han Solo spinoff. As for the saga films, Rian Johnson is currently hard at work with the yet-to-be-titled Episode VIII, while Colin Trevorrow will be gearing up for Episode IX. After that, well, your guess is as good as ours.

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Han Solo’s ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Will Have Heist Or Western Feel
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In the weeks leading up to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we will probably hear a lot more about the other spinoffs that take place within the same universe. While Disney and Lucasfilm had planned on alternating between the saga films and spinoffs every year, the only other spinoff what we know about is that of the untitled Han Solo film that is set to begin production early next year.

The film will focus on a younger Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) in the years before we first met them in the original Star Wars trilogy. While there isn’t a definitive plot synopsis, producer Kathleen Kennedy dropped a few hints that tell us more about the film’s tone. According to her, the spinoff will have a heist or western type feel to it. More on the story below.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Joins ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff
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Game Of Thrones Emilia Clarke Joins Star Wars Han Solo

You may know her as Daenerys Targaryen, the Master of Dragons, in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. But pretty soon, you will also remember Emilia Clarke for her role in Star Wars. That’s because she is now joining the untitled Han Solo spinoff. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars’: Donald Glover Cast As Lando Calrissian In Han Solo Film
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Donald Glover cast in Star Wars Han Solo movie

This deal is getting better all the time.

Back in August, we reported that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directors of the upcoming Star Wars Story spin-off that follows a young Han Solo (to be played by Alden Ehrenreich), were looking at Donald Glover, star of Community, Atlanta, and The Martian and the Grammy-winning rap artist known as Childish Gambino, for the role of Han’s fellow charming scoundrel Lando Calrissian.

Today, Lucasfilm has officially announced that Glover will indeed play Calrissian in the as-yet-untitled feature.

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Three Actresses Called Back For ‘Han Solo’ Female Lead Testing
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo and Chewie

After an exhaustive search to find the right actor to play Han Solo in the currently untitled standalone film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller finally chose Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich.

It was quite an expensive search, at least that’s how the directors have put it, and now their attention has turned to finding an actress to play the female lead. Though the film is still far from shooting, the two are in the early pre-production stages of getting ready for the 2018 release and we now have an idea of who that female lead may be. Check out the full story below.

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Han Solo Standalone ‘Star Wars’ Story Eyeing Donald Glover To Play Lando Calrissian
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Lando Calrissian and Han Solo

Finding the right person to play Han Solo wasn’t easy, but directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller found their smuggler in Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich. The film won’t be released until 2018, but we are slowly learning more about it. In recent weeks, rumors like Solo appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been shot down, but there has also been confirmation that Chewbacca would appear.

Now there is word that another legendary Star Wars character will make an appearance in Solo’s solo film. According to a new report Lando Calrissian will be part of the film, and it’s who might be playing him that has many of us interested. The Martian and Community star Donald Glover is being eyed to play him. More on the story below.

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Star Wars Celebration: Alden Ehrenreich & Directors Talk ‘Han Solo’ Film
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The end of Star Wars Celebration is upon us, but if we have learned anything from this event, they generally save the best for last. At the Future Filmmaker panel, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were on hand to talk about the upcoming Han Solo film, which was written by the father and son team of Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. Of course, since production has yet to begin, Lord and Miller could not spoil too much, but they were more than happy to reveal some interesting tidbits about the standalone film that should keep us happy.

Check out what they had to say here below.

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