Star Wars: Han Solo Movie Officially Starts Filming

Han Solo anthology film co-director Chris Miller announces the start of filming on the project by sharing a picture on social media.

Star Wars - Han Solo comic book cover art

Last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story proved that there is indeed a market for standalone films in a galaxy far, far away that take place outside of the main Skywalker family saga. The spinoff received positive reviews and grossed over $1 billion worldwide, which bodes nicely for the next anthology on the docket. We speak of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's young Han Solo movie, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as the Millennium Falcon captain. In supporting roles are Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Emilia Clarke (the mysterious female lead), and Woody Harrelson (Han's mentor, who may or may not be Garris Shrike). The film is currently planned for a May 2018 premiere, but it could shift to December.

All signs were pointing to Han Solo beginning principal photography soon. Back in December, Kathleen Kennedy had mentioned February 2017 as the start date, while just last week Harrelson stated he would start in March. As it turns out, the cameras are rolling earlier than either of those two possibilities. The Han Solo anthology is now officially in production.

Miller broke the news himself, posting a picture on Twitter with an amusing caption that pays homage to the famous "Han shot first" saying (and revealing the working title - Red Cup). Check it out below: