Not only is “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” coming out in the United States on Dec. 15, the title of the Han Solo movie has officially been dropped. On Oct. 17 director Ron Howard tweeted a video post announcing the real name of the Han Solo movie.
Up until this point the movie’s working title was “Star Wars: Red Cup.” Like a Red Solo cup.
The official title of the next movie in the Star Wars universe is “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Harrison Ford is not taking up the iconic role of his character in this movie.
The story takes place in the Star Wars universe prior to the events of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” During production for “A New Hope,” Ford was 33, but now he is 75, so it’s clear why that wouldn’t work. Instead, the torch of the smuggler from a galaxy far, far away was passed to the actor Alden Ehrenreich.
The only other cast member whose role has been released is Donald Glover who is portraying Lando Calrissian, a character originally played by Billy Dee Williams in the 1980s.
The movie hits theaters on May 25, 2018. For now, that’s all the information there is regarding “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”