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  • Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left as writers of Untitled The Flash Film (2020) to work on the Han Solo film. Unfortunately, they left halfway through production, citing irreconcilable creative differences with producer Kathleen Kennedy and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan.
  • Josh Trank was originally to be signed on to direct the second Star Wars anthology film, after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), but eventually dropped out given the overwhelmingly bad press of his most recent film, Fantastic Four (2015), stating, "I want to do something original after this because I've been living under public scrutiny, as you've seen, for the last four years of my life... And it's not healthy for me right now in my life. I want to do something that's below the radar. [It's a] personal decision to move forward on a different path. I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities." While there is speculation that he was fired because of the many stories that detail his "erratic" behavior on the set of his Fantastic Four reboot, Trank has since denied this as being a fact. Although Trank's film was meant to be the second anthology film, being released 2018, the film in question would not have been this film, according to Entertainment Weekly it would have been a Boba Fett/bounty hunter movie. Apparently it came so close to being officially announced, Lucasfilm even prepared a teaser reel to show at Star Wars Celebration in spring of 2015, but was pulled last minute. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy all but confirms this notion in a recent /Film interview, stating "And to be perfectly honest, we have changed the order of [the spin-offs] at the last minute."
  • Reports were saying that Michael B. Jordan was planned to portray Lando Calrissian, but the role was given to Donald Glover.
  • Dave Franco, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, Nick Robinson, Leo Howard, Tony Oller, Chandler Riggs, Hunter Parrish, Rami Malek, Landon Liboiron, Ed Westwick, Tom Felton, Joshua Sasse, Logan Lerman, Ansel Elgort, Jack Reynor, Colton Haynes, Max Thieriot, Scott Eastwood, Chris Pratt, Emory Cohen, Alden Ehrenreich, Taron Egerton, Jack O'Connell and Blake Jenner had screen tested for the young Han Solo. Teller, Elgort, Franco, Reynor, Eastwood, Lerman, Cohen, Ehrenreich, Egerton, O'Connell and Jenner were among the ones who made the cut for the role.
  • This was Lawrence Kasdan's fourth and final time working on the "Star Wars" film franchise. He was also a screenwriter for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
  • Miles Teller, Dave Franco, Ansel Elgort, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, Alden Ehrenreich, Taron Egerton, Jack O'Connell and Blake Jenner were all rumored to play Han Solo. Ehrenreich was cast in the role.
  • Jamie Costa, who portrayed Han Solo in the short film Han Solo: A Smuggler's Trade (2016), wanted to play Han Solo in this film. Interestingly enough, he posted a video of himself "auditioning" for the role on his YouTube channel.
  • First Star Wars movie to be directed by two directors since Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) in which George Lucas shared directing responsibilities and went uncredited.
  • Alden Ehrenreich previously appeared in Tetro (2009) for director Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola is widely reported to have been the inspiration for the character of Han Solo. He also directed Harrison Ford in The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979).
  • One of the initial co-directors, Christopher Miller, was an intern at ILM and played a stormtrooper during additional filming for the Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) re-release in 1997.
  • Alden Ehrenreich has a collection of old Han Solo toys.
  • Alden Ehrenreich was the first actor to audition for directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The directors said in July 2016 that while they liked a lot of the other actors they read with, they increasingly said, "The first guy we saw was the best for the part," and that led them to eventually cast Ehrenreich as Han Solo.
  • Alden Ehrenreich is the fourth actor from the new Star Wars films to first appear in a film by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar! (2016). Domhnall Gleeson appeared in True Grit (2010), while Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) featured Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver.
  • After Donald Glover was announced as Lando, both Phil Lord and Christopher Miller jokingly apologized for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.
  • The casting of Solo was one of the largest and longest processes since Universal's search for Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).
  • Joonas Suotamo wrote a heartfelt letter to Peter Mayhew saying that he was doing his role not just for Star Wars fans, but for Mayhew himself.
  • Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott, Zoë Kravitz, Kiersey Clemons and Jessica Henwick who portrayed Jess Testor Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) had screen tested for the female lead role before it went to Emilia Clarke.
  • O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II auditioned for the role of Lando Calrissian before Donald Glover was cast.
  • Emilia Clarke will be the eleventh actress from Game of Thrones (2011) to appear in the Star Wars film franchise. Her co-stars Julian Glover was in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Keisha Castle-Hughes in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Gwendoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Jessica Henwick, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mark Stanley, Miltos Yerolemou and 'Emun Elliott' all appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Ian McElhinney appears in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). GoT stuntmen 'Liang Yang' and C.C. Smiff worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) as stuntmen and Nina Gold is the casting director on both.
  • On Emilia Clarke's Instagram account, prior to being announced as starring in the film, she posted a photo of her holding a toy lightsaber on April 10th, 2016. An unknown Instagram follower commented stating "You should call your agent and get a cameo in Star Wars: Episode 9."
  • In the pilot of the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), John Connor (Thomas Dekker) is called "Luke Skywalker" by James Ellison (Richard T. Jones). Emilia Clarke whom stars in the film had played Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015) which was released the same year as Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
  • The film will be set before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and will be about Han Solo in his early years. In Han Solo's backstory, Solo was raised by space gypsies and he never knew who his family was.
  • Alden Ehrenreich shares his birthday with Mads Mikkelsen, who played Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
  • One rumor that the female lead was going to be non-Caucasian, suggested that Sana Starros who appeared in Marvel's Star Wars Issue #6 as an associate of Han's who previously posed as his wife.
  • This was going be the second film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, to feature the characters of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. The first was The Lego Movie (2014).
  • Principal production was set to begin in February 2017.
  • Woody Harrelson appeared on Cheers (1982), along with John Ratzenberger, who had appeared in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). That series also featured Kirstie Alley and Kelsey Grammer, who had appeared in the Star Trek series.
  • Emilia Clarke's 3rd science fiction film: Her 1st was Triassic Attack (2010) and her 2nd was Terminator Genisys (2015).
  • Woody Harrelson was picked over Christian Bale as Han Solo's mentor.
  • On the first day of filming, Christopher Miller posted a photo with a clapperboard and the caption Han First Shot as a references from the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 1997 re-released when Greedo missed shooting Han Solo.
  • The working title used during filming was "Red Cup," a sly reference to both "Green Harvest" (the working title of "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)") and the plastic red Solo cups. "Green Harvest" was not the "working title" of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). That film never actually had a "working title." However, "Blue Harvest" was the working title for "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)."
  • This is the first Star Wars movie where Chewbacca is not portrayed by Peter Mayhew.
  • Being filmed under the title "Red Cup". This is a play on words with Red Solo Cup, where Solo would come from the main character's name Han Solo.
  • "Red Cup" was the code name for the Han Solo movie while shooting on different locations.
  • Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the film in June 2017, only three weeks away from finishing principal photography. The duo apparently clashed throughout all of the production process with producer Kathleen Kennedy, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan and other LucasFilm members over the direction and tone of the film. Miller and Lord had been encouraging improvisation and making an overall comedic film against Kasdan's wish for them to follow his script. Eventually, they stepped away due to creative differences.
  • Since Phil Lord and Chris Miller resigned as directors for the movie, Ron Howard is now the reported frontrunner to take over the Han Solo Film.
  • In June 2017, Ron Howard was announced as the new director of the film. This is appropriate in that Howard previously appeared (as an actor) in American Graffiti (1973), a pre-Star Wars George Lucas film, which also starred Harrison Ford, the original Han Solo actor.
  • Director Ron Howard appeared opposite Harrison Ford in American Graffiti (1973). He also made guest appearances on The Fugitive (1963), which was turned into a film starring Ford. Bruce Dern, father of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) cast member Laura Dern, also appear on the series.
  • Original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller previously directed The Lego Movie (2014), in which Billy Dee Williams once again played Lando Calrissian.
  • Ron Howard's daughter Bryce Dallas Howard appeared in Jurassic World (2015) for Colin Trevorrow, director of Star Wars: Episode IX (2019).
  • Ron Howard's previous space film, Apollo 13 (1995) featured Kevin Bacon a cousin of Star Wars actor Mark Hamill.
  • Ron Howard's family is now split between two successful space franchises. His brother Clint Howard appeared on Star Trek.
  • This will be Ron Howard's fourth time working with Lucasfilm, following with American Graffiti (1973) and More American Graffiti (1979) which is acting in and Willow (1988) which he directed.
  • Ron Howard was picked to replace Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as director over Joe Johnston and Lawrence Kasdan.
  • Adande 'Swoozie' Thorne revealed that he auditioned for Lando Calrissian and joked about Donald Glover taking all of his roles.
  • Ron Howard was reportedly considered to direct Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) but declined the offer, calling the task "too daunting." Eighteen years later, he accepted the offer to direct this film.
  • Ron Howard's first project with Lucasfilm since Willow (1988), released three decades before this film. George Lucas previously directed Howard in American Graffiti (1973).
  • Woody Harrelson revealed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) that "Solo" was a temporary title at this time. On October 17, 2017, Ron Howard announced the title of the movie is Solo.
  • First Theatrical Star Wars film without Anthony Daniels.
  • This film marked the first time an Academy Award-winning director ever made a Star Wars film.
  • The film, which is a spin-off of Star Wars, is releasing the same year as another film with the word "war" in it - Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Samuel L. Jackson, whom plays Nick Fury in that film, played Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Benicio Del Toro whom plays The Collector in that film, played DJ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).
  • Ron Howard, as usual, cast his brother Clint Howard in a small role. Clint had earlier appeared on an episode of Star Trek (1966) as a child. Howard had previously directed Apollo 13 (1995), which featured Kevin Bacon, a distant cousin of Star Wars actor Mark Hamill.
  • Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton star in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011) and Westworld (2016). Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen and Thandie Newton plays Maeve Millay. The film is scheduled for release the same year as the premiere of Westworld's 2nd season and a year before the premiere of Game of Thrones 8th and final season.
  • The 2nd film Warwick Davis has worked with Ron Howard. Ron Howard directed Warwick Davis in Willow (1988) 30 years earlier.
  • It is speculated that Emilia Clarke could be playing Han Solo's love interest in the film.
  • The 2nd film of a science fiction film franchise to star Emilia Clarke. 3 years earlier Emilia Clarke succeeded Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) reboot Terminator Genisys (2015). Terminator Genisys was released the same year as Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
  • Michael Kenneth Williams was originally cast in the film and shot scenes, but amid the reshoots he was unable to return to the set and his role was removed.
  • Han Solo was originally going to appear during the Battle of Kashyyyk in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which an orphaned ten-year-old Han Solo, who is being raised by Chewbacca, helps Obi-Wan Kenobi to locate and find General Grevious by finding part of a transmitter droid that was sending signals from Utapau.
  • The is the second installment in the Star Wars anthology series.
  • This is the second time Woody Harrelson has been directed by Ron Howard. The first time was the movie Edtv (1999).
  • Although originally brought on board to complete Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had been dismissed due to "creative differences," it was widely reported in October 2017 that Ron Howard had re-shot more than 80% of the movie.
  • Paul Bettany and Donald Glover both play comic book characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Paul plays Vision while Glover plays Aaron Davis who appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
  • First Star Wars film to be released in May since Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
  • The film's release date is May 25, 2018 which is the same month and date that Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was release in 1977.
  • First Star Wars film to be directed by an Oscar winner.
  • Second collaboration between additional music composer John Williams and Ron Howard. They previously worked together on Far and Away (1992) where Williams created the entire score.
  • Thirty years before the film, Ron Howard directed Warwick Davis in George Lucas's Willow (1988). In the film, Willow Ufgood (Davis) becomes the protector of a baby girl whom is revealed to be a princess, which an evil queen (Jean Marsh) seeks to destroy. Emilia Clarke (Qi'Ra) is known for portraying exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones (2011) (TV Series).
  • The film will be released the same month as Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Both films are produced and released by Disney which bought Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Studios.
  • The film's composer, John Powell, was a protegè of Hans Zimmer's. Ron Howard and Zimmer have worked on four films together; The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Dilemma, and Inferno.
  • Rumors stated that Mark Mothersbaugh was going to compose the score. However, after Ron Howard replaced Phil Lord And Chris Miller as director, the rumors were confirmed to be false and it was announced that John Powell would do so. John Williams composed the main theme of the film later on.
  • Shipped to theatres under the name "Red Cup".
  • SOLO: A Star Wars story (2018) is directed by Ron Howard. Ron Howard co-starred with Harrison Ford in the George Lucas directed American Graffiti . Harrison Ford later went on to star in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) as Han Solo, which was also directed by George Lucas.
  • First ever film in the franchise to shoot on digital over film stock.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place approximately 10 years prior to the events of Star Wars : A New Hope and 7 years before the Star Wars: Rebels TV series. Chewbacca and Leia Organa both made appearances in the Rebels series, but it is unknown who Chewbacca was allied with. Lando Calrissian also appeared and was voiced by Billy Dee Williams.
  • The first film Ron Howard has directed that wasn't produced by longtime producing partner Brian Grazer since Willow (1988).
  • First live action Star Wars film not to feature The two most famous droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO.
  • The film's release date is May 25, 2018 which is 35 years to the day after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) was release in 1983.
  • Donald Glover was born the year Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) came out.

Spoilers

  • Ron Howard, the new director of the film starred in American Graffiti (1973) . It was directed by George Lucas, and it also starred Harrison Ford.
  • A photo of the Lego set for the SOLO movie showed the Millenium Falcon "Kessel Run." Hinting the legendary event will be seen. Also the Falcon has a single point nose & not the familiar dual-dagger front.
  • Originally this movie would be released in December but the date has already set on May 25. 2018
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