Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is an upcoming American space western film centered on Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise. The film is directed by Ron Howard and is produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film will be the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rogue One. A stand-alone installment set prior to the events of the original 1977 film, it explores the adventures of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca, including meeting Lando Calrissian. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.
Principal photography began in January 2017 at Pinewood Studios, under the direction of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The pair left the project in June 2017 after reportedly being fired over “creative differences” with Lucasfilm, and Howard took over directing duties. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 25, 2018. It will be released in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.
There’s been a swirl of rumors in recent weeks that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would have a post-credits scene.
Here’s a quick public service announcement: It doesn’t.
Last week, various fan blogs and websites reported that The Last Jedi would include a post-credits scene, a là Marvel, dedicated to Lucasfilm’s next movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was a questionable rumor to begin with, considering that Lucasfilm has never included a post-credits scene in a Star Wars movie before.
Still, people are antsy to see the first footage of Lucasfilm’s young Han Solo movie. Considering Solo is slated to be released on May 25, 2018 — almost five months from now — it does make sense that we’d get our first look around now.
Still, while The Last Jedi does not have a post-credits scene, it’s worth waiting around for a couple of minutes after the scrolling text appears on screen. There’s a beautiful tribute to Carrie Fisher, who plays General Leia Organa and died last year, just after the main cast credits finish.