The young Han Solo film now has a title. Director Ron Howard posted the title “Solo: A Star Wars Movie“. Howard took over the Disney project from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who were fired due to “creative differences” five months into the film’s production.
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. We don’t know much about what that story will entail, although Howard has alluded to locations like Corellia (Solo’s home planet) and Kessel (where he made the infamous Kessel run).
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.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on May 25th, 2018.