Solo: A Star Wars Story is the name of the upcoming Han Solo movie

Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on May 25th, 2018.

Yesterday, director Ron Howard announced that the Star Wars film had finally wrapped production. It would simply be called Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The movie is said to follow the early days of Han Solo. Well before he met up with Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a pair of droids in A New Hope. The Verge doesn’t know much about what that story will show. Although Howard has alluded to locations like Corellia (Solo’s home planet) and Kessel (where he made the infamous Kessel run).

The film will also include Tag and Bink, a pair of characters familiar to hardcore fans of Star Wars comics. The film follows the mold of 2016’s Rogue One in that it’s a standalone installment of the franchise that tells a self-contained story, rather than tying directly into the larger Skywalker saga.

Unlike its predecessor, however, Solo is all about a group of characters who audiences are already well familiar with.


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