Director Ron Howard took to Twitter to reveal the official title of the upcoming Han Solo film. The confirmed title is Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Howard posting a short video that ended with Chewbacca passing him the title card which Howard then turned around and revealed to anxious Star Wars fans. Howard took over the directing reins following the exit of co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and since taking on the Star Wars project, he’s been very active on social media showing off images from the set. It was only fitting then that the film’s announcement came via a post on his Twitter account.
Filming is now complete on Solo: A Star Wars Story, and during the short video Ron Howard thanked his cast and crew.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017
Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place before the original Star Wars trilogy and explains what Han Solo was like as a young man. The cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. The Han Solo adventure is expected to open in theaters on May 25, 2018.