- “We are in development of a few standalone films, that are not part of the Star Wars saga...”
- ―Bob Iger
Solo (known on all promotional material as Solo: A Star Wars Story) is an upcoming science-fiction film and the second installment in the Star Wars anthology series that are not directly tied into the main saga. It is directed by Ron Howard and will be released on May 25, 2018.
On February 5, 2013, Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company announced on CNBC that two Star Wars spin-off standalone films are in development, with Lawrence Kasdan attached to write the first film and Simon Kinberg to write the second film. Kasdan actively developed an outline for the film in early 2013, but the project was put on-hold after the departure of Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenwriter Michael Arndt from the film in the summer of 2013. Kasdan picked up script duties for the film alongside its director J.J. Abrams, with John Knoll's Rogue One taking the first Star Wars Stories release slot.
In 2014, after The Force Awakens began production, Kasdan turned his attention back to the Han Solo film, this time bringing his son Jon Kasdan on to share writing duties with him.
In July 2016 it was stated the film would be part of a planned trilogy.
In August 2016, it was announced that Lando Calrissian will appear in this film.
On March 6, 2017, Michael Kenneth Williams was cast in a role in the film. However, on August 22, 2017, due to scheduling conflicts, he unable to return to set for reshoots under Howard's direction, and his role was announced to have been cut.
- Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
- Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
- Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
- Emilia Clarke as Kira
- Woody Harrelson as Beckett
- Thandie Newton as TBA
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge as TBA
- Ian Kenny as TBA
- Warwick Davis as TBA 
- Clint Howard as TBA 
- Paul Bettany as TBA 
- TBA as Jabba the Hutt
- ↑ http://filmmusicreporter.com/2017/07/26/john-powell-to-score-han-solo-movie/
- ↑ "Solo: A Star Wars Story is the name of the upcoming Han Solo movie". The Verge (Ocotber 17, 2017).
- ↑ "Han Solo Trilogy Reportedly Planned". ComicBook (July 26, 2016).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Donald Glover has Been Cast as Young Lando". Oh My Disney (October 22, 2016).
- ↑ "'Star Wars': Han Solo Film Loses Directors". (June 20, 2017).
- ↑ "Ron Howard Will Direct the Han Solo Movie Following Lord & Miller's Departure". (June 22, 2017).
- ↑ "Michael Kennth Williams joins young Han Solo film".. StarWars.com (March 6, 2017). Retrieved on March 6, 2017.
- ↑ Blyth, Antonia (August 22, 2017). "Michael K. Williams' Rome Cut from 'Star Wars' Han Solo Film Amid Reshoots".. Deadline.com. Retrieved on August 22, 2017.
- ↑ "Emilia Clarke Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Film". Star Wars (November 19, 2016).
- ↑ "Woody Harrelson Signs on for Young Han Solo FIlm". Star Wars (January 11, 2016).
- ↑ http://variety.com/2017/film/news/star-wars-thandie-newton-han-solo-pic-1201983121/
- ↑ Kroll, Justin (February 8, 2017). "Star Wars: Fleabag Star Eyed for Key Role in 'Han Solo' Spinoff".. Retrieved on February 9, 2017.
- ↑ Kroll, Justin (March 24, 2017). "‘Sing Street’ Star Ian Kenny Joins Han Solo Movie (EXCLUSIVE)".. Retrieved on March 26, 2017.
- ↑ http://deadline.com/2017/07/star-wars-han-solo-movie-warwick-davis-ron-howard-1202136698/
- ↑ "Clint Howard Will Appear in Han Solo Movie". The Hollywood Reporter (August 2,2017).
- ↑ "Paul Bettany Wraps Work on 'Star Wars' Han Solo Film". The Hollywood Reporter (September 16, 2017).
- ↑ http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/06/28/jabba-the-hutt-rumored-to-appear-in-han-solo-movie/