Nostalgia plays a big role in the Star Wars universe and co-director Chris Miller thought he would have some fun as he tweeted out the first image off the set from the Han Solo spinoff. With the picture yet to have an official title, despite some reports suggesting it could be Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Miller gave a call back to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope when he remarked alongside the image, "Han First Shot."
That was a direct reference to the cantina scene where Solo debated whether it was him or Greedo that shot first. With the working title Star Wars: Red Cup complete underneath, this illustrated that the cast and crew were indeed getting down to the business of extending the Star Wars universe even further.
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) January 30, 2017
Studio Attempt To Keep Details Under Wraps
While we understand that director Phil Lord has his cast locked down, the remainder of the players are not exactly known to the public yet. Alongside Alden Ehrenreich as a young Solo are Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson as the mentor to Solo with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in an unnamed role.
Plenty of discussion has focused on the Millennium Falcon, a prize that Han explained he won courtesy of a Sabacc game during The Empire Strikes Back. There are a plethora of plot holes to fill in order to tie into the first incarnation of the character, but one of them could very well center around the vessel that saved Skywalker and Leia numerous times.
Lando Kept In The Dark Over Story
Recording artist and Community star Donald Glover might be jumping aboard his first Hollywood blockbuster, but the degrees of secrecy and intrigue amaze even him. Admitting that he had not even seen the script, Glover explains that everything is kept tight under lock and key.
"It's like an owl flies through your window and gives you a script, that's how quiet and confidential it is."
How daunting of a task is it to follow in the footsteps of Billy Dee Williams? Quite hard, if Glover's parents are to be believed.
"I think the point of all of this is just to make people believe you, so I just keep thinking about that," remarked Glover. "I'm not Billy Dee Williams, I am not that cool. I don't think anyone is really, but I just had to make it believable. I had to do my own 'cool.' I called my mum and my dad when I heard I'd won the role, and she said to me, 'Don't mess this up. This is Billy Dee Williams, and he is really cool.' I take it very seriously."