AceShowbiz - "Solo: A Star Wars Story" may not arrive until May 25th, but some lucky people will get to watch the "Star Wars" spin-off 10 days earlier. As reported by Deadline, the upcoming Lucasfilm movie will premiere in a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15.
Although the festival is still finalizing its competition film roster, this is great news for the franchise as blockbuster films are rarely screened at the festival. On Thursday, April 5, Cannes also confirmed that "Everybody Knows" starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden would open the festival that would run from May 8 to May 19.
In "Solo: A Star Wars Story", Alden Ehrenreich plays the young version of Han Solo, a character made famous by Harrison Ford in "Star Wars" movie series. "Solo" also stars Woody Harrelson as Han's mentor Tobias Beckett, "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra, Donald Glover as a smuggler Lando Calrissian and Paul Bettany as a crime lord Dryden Vos.
The movie's principal photography began in January 2017 at Pinewood Studios. It was previously directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who left the project due to "creative differences" with Lucasfilm. An anonymous actor who stars in the movie recently opened up that Phil and Christopher would sometimes demand over 30 takes. Ever since the pair's duties had been taken over by veteran director Ron Howard, the movie production went smoother. Meanwhile, Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel produced the pic.
The standalone movie follows Han Solo who met his future co-pilot Chebacca and Lando Calrissian. The movie is set before events in the original "Star Wars" movie released in 1977. The pic is the second anthology film after the 2016 film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".
The Han Solo movie is due out on May 25 in the United States. It will be released in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.