These are the droids you’re looking for. Well—the actors and directors, at least.
The first cast photo for the as-yet untitled “Young Han Solo” Star Wars movie has been released, showing the new crew of the Millennium Falcon reporting for duty for the first time. Shared via the official Star Wars website, the image showed new Han Alden Ehrenreich alongside Donald Glover (the new Lando Calrissian), Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson (who’ll play Han’s mentor) and, of course, Chewbacca as himself. (Okay, it’s actually Joonas Suotamo in the hairy costume.) Also in the picture, appropriately actually in the driving seats of the Falcon, are directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
Lego Movie and The Last Man on Earth creators Lord and Miller released a statement to accompany the picture, saying, “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. We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
There’s even more star power to the movie than shows up in the photo: Thandie Newton is also on board. The movie is written by The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens’ Lawrence Kasdan with his son Jon. Arrival director of photography Bradford Young will also be working on the movie, which started production in the UK yesterday, and will hit theaters May 25, 2018.
The real question about the image, besides wondering whether or not Woody is going to be wearing that hoodie for the whole movie, is if Greedo or Boba Fett are going to show up. After all, what kind of prequel would it be without some really awkward foreshadowing to make fans hyperventilate?