Star Wars: Han Solo Movie Starts Shooting, Working Title Revealed

Star Wars: Han Solo Movie Starts Shooting, Working Title Revealed

Ahead of its planned release in 2018, the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff movie has started shooting, director Chris Miller has revealed. Miller posted a picture on Twitter today of the first take from shooting.

He captioned the photo, “Han First Shot,” a playful reference to the never-ending back-and-forth about whether it was Han or Greedo who shot first (it was Han) in the 1977 original.

The image also reveals the movie’s working title, Star Wars: Red Cup. This follows in the tradition of strange titles for other Star Wars films during production. The Last Jedi was known as Space Bear during filming, while Return of the Jedi was famously shot under the title Blue Harvest.

You can also see Bradford Young’s name on the clapperboard. He is the cinematographer for the movie, following his highly praised work in the same role on Arrival.

Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo in the movie, alongside Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has an unspecified role in the movie, while Hunger Games‘ Woody Harrelson plays a mentor character to Solo.

The film takes place during the “early scoundrel days” of Solo and Calrissian, before 1977’s A New Hope. It is directed by Miller and Phil Lord, who worked together on the celebrated Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street.

The next Star Wars movie is The Last Jedi, which comes to theaters in December. For more on that movie, check out GameSpot’s breakdown of what the mysterious title might mean.