Everything about the Han Solo spinoff movie sounded so perfect, it was almost… too perfect? Hail, Caesar! breakout Alden Ehrenreich as the titular stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder? Donald Glover as Lando? The Mother of Dragons and Woody Harrelson and Phoebe Waller-Bridge? With a script from Lawrence Kasdan? And directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the team behind 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie?
It felt like a wonderful dream, but it’s actually happening: Disney just released the first-look at the film’s cast, as well as Lord and Miller, packed into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. The whole gang — minus Lobot — is there. Even Chewie! (It’s unknown whether Peter Mayhew will be involved; that’s his body double, Joonas Suotamo, in the suit.) The photo was timed with the start of principal photography at London’s Pinewood Studios, where The Force Awakens was filmed. Disney also confirmed the behind-the-scenes team:
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). (Via)
“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said in a statement. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
The still-untitled movie will be released on May 25, 2018.