The Han Solo Spinoff Movie Will Show ‘How He Got His Name’

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who joined the cast of the much-anticipated Han Solo movie, told the Radio Times that she’s having a tough time keeping secrets about the film. “Yeah, it’s really hard,” she confessed. “Especially after a day of it and I just come home and go ‘argh!’ I can’t even do anything!” Lucky for Waller-Bridge, it’s her boss — and the boss for everyone in the Star Wars and Marvel universes — who’s dropping secrets today.

During a talk at USC on Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the still-untitled spinoff movie will follow the stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder from age 18 to 24 (the actor playing Han, Alden Ehrenreich, is 27). Han will also “meet Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo),” according to the Hollywood Reporter, and “will be seen finding his ship, the Millennium Falcon.”

There’s also this interesting tidbit:

That last item seems to imply Han Solo isn’t his real name, which, obviously; it’s as fake sounding as Jan Brady looking around the room and saying her boyfriend is “George Glass.” But that’s not something that’s canonically been brought up before. We know that Han has occasionally gone by Vykk Draygo, Zack Kluggerhorn, and Master Marksman, but finding out his “real” name is an alias is an interesting wrinkle. Maybe “Han Solo” is actually Salacious D. Crumb, but he figured that would be too confusing for everyone.

We’ll find out on May 25, 2018.

(Via the Hollywood Reporter)