Today brings word that the next Star Wars film is underway. The untitled Han Solo-focused movie began filming on February 20 at Pinewood Studios in London, and today brought us a shot that shows some of the cast and crew gathered together in the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit.
The new film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, along with other cast members Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The movie is being co-directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan.
It's a safe bet that Star Wars fans will be watching the Han Solo movie very closely, and may be more ready to critique actors who are reinterpreting such iconic roles as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. At the same time, it’s certainly exciting to think about new adventures with those characters in which we should get a new glimpse at their earlier lives before the original trilogy storyline.