By Travis Johnson

Disney/Lucasfilm have released the first photo of the Han Solo cast and directors, all huddled together in a very familiar-looking cockpit. Are ya ready? here it is:

Oh yeah. Feelings.

So, from left to right, we’ve got Woody Harrelson (Garris Shrike), director Chris Miller, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (as yet unknown), Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo, the lucky bastard), Emilia Clarke (again, as yet unknown), Joonas Suotamo (Chewie!), director Phil Lord, and, in the greatest piece of casting this century, Donald Glover (Lando freakin’ Calrissian).

Here’s the full release:

The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it 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 executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on “Arrival,” Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members 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 untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release in Australia in May 2018.

Punch it.

If you can’t wait that long, today’s header image is from the cover of one the Brian Daley-penned Han Solo novels released in the late ’70s. Yeah, even before Empire. That means they’re hopelessly out of synch with modern Star Wars continuity, but if you want to hang out with a young Han and Chewie in the Millenium Falcon, doing smuggling runs, fighting slavers and whatnot, you can get the lot for a song.



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