News - February 21, 2017

Get a first look at cast photo for Star Wars young Han solo spin-off, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge confirmed to star
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Get a first look at cast photo for Star Wars young Han solo spin-off, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge confirmed to star

A first look at the key cast of the new Star Wars spin-off about young Han Solo has been unveiled and you can see it below. 


Production on the movie got underway today at London's Pinewood studios with a photo showing the key cast and the newly confirmed additions of Westworld star Thandie Newton and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures is to play young Han Solo in the much-anticipated new Star Wars spin-off, with Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, taking the role of young Lando Calrissian, while Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson also have key roles in the spin-off. 

The film, which is expected to be called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, will be directed by 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It is due to hit cinemas on May 25th in 2018 and has a script from Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. 

Speaking about the movie, Lord and Miller said: "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,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky."

This movie is the second Star Wars spin-off following the release of Rogue One - A Star Wars Story, which is in cinemas now. 

You can pre-order Rogue One - A Star Wars Story in hmv's online store by clicking here and read our full review here. 

To check out Fleabag, which saw Waller-Bridge write and star as the title character, a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London, click on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gareth Edwards

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