Production Officially Begins on Lucasfilm's Han Solo Movie!

It was also revealed that the shooting name is Red Cup, which is a play on the lead character's name.

Going under the working title Red Cup (probably so named because classic red cups are also called solo cups, hence Han Solo) it began principal photography today, with co-director Chris Miller posting a shot of its first slate being held up to camera. Next up? The still untitled Han Solo prequel, starring Alden Ehrenreich as the young smuggler. "Except-for-my-vices.html" class="local_link" >Woody Harrelson had been cast in the film, as a now unnamed mentor figure, alongside Alden Ehrenreich as a pre-Star Wars Episode IV Solo, Donald Glover as a younger Lando Calrissian and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

The fuzzy guy made the list: It has also been claimed that Chewbacca will make an appearance. Among the many things that are pointed out by the actor is that Han did, in fact, shoot first.

Not much is known about the plot of the project, except that a young Lando Calrissian figures into it - with Atlanta's Donald Glover playing Solo's frenemy - and that it's likely Solo's early days as an orphan pickpocket will be shown. Lawrence Kasdan is one of the screenwriters.

Miller is directing the movie with his screenwriting and producing partner Phil Lord.

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