STAR WARS: HAN SOLO Kicks Off Production - With New CHEWBACCA

Han Solo
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Production has officially begun on the still-untitled Star Wars: Han Solo anthology film. Filming began February 20 at Pinewood Studios in London. 

With the film, Joonas Suotamo has officially taken over as the primary Chewbacca actor; the basketball player-turned-actor acted was a body double for Peter Mayhew during Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Suotamo joins a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in as-yet unnamed roles.

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Written by Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens writer Lawrence Kasdan along with his son Jon Kasdan, the Han Solo film is directed by The LEGO Movie's Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

The untitled Han Solo film is due out in theaters May 25, 2018.

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