The first photographic evidence has been posted on social media that the new Han Solo spin off has started production. A medley of cast and crew are cramped into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.
From left to right you’ve got Woody Harrelson, co-director Chris Miller, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, co-director Phil Lord, Donald Glover, and, of course, Chewbacca. Alden Ehrenreich is playing the young Han Solo and Donald Glover is young Lando Calrissian. Woody Harrelson will be playing Garris Shrike, who is Han’s mentor. It’s not yet known what character Khaleesi a.k.a. Emilia Clarke will be playing. But the whole bunch already seem to have a nice chemistry going for themselves.
“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 the release. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
Along with the photo comes a few minor pieces of news. There’s confirmation that Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton are in the film. Joonas Suotamo is playing Chewbacca and, though there were a few rumors to the contrary, the film is back on its May 25, 2018 release date.