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FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Ron Howard arrives at the premiere of "Genius", in Los Angeles. Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, June 22, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

The new 'Star Wars' movie about Han Solo has its title


Director Ron Howard on Tuesday revealed the title of his upcoming movie about one of the most popular "Star Wars" characters.

“Well, as we wrap up production, I just want to take this moment to thank an incredibly talented cast and crew for all their hard work,” he said in a video on Twitter.

“And to the fans out there, I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures that I’ve been sharing, pictures taken from the set of…,” Howard continued before trailing off. “Can we even say the name of the movie?”

Howard then revealed a sign bearing the title "Solo: A Star Wars Story," adding “see you next year.”

The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday reported that the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.

Actor Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo, the smuggler who has since become one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars films.

Ehrenreich will appear alongside actor Donald Glover, who will portray Solo’s friend Lando Calrissian.

Actor Woody Harrelson is also a cast member, as are actresses Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton.

Solo is the second stand-alone movie following the release of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" in 2016.

Howard became the director of Solo in June after filmmakers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord were fired over creative differences.

Lord and Miller clashed with veteran screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan over the style and tone of a script he co-wrote with his son Joe Kasdan.

"Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" premiered in 1977, launching a beloved science fiction series that now includes multiple other films.

Actor Harrison Ford portrayed Solo in four of the series’ entries, with his most recent appearance coming during 2015’s "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens."

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