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First photo from Han Solo movie set unveiled, but still no lead actor confirmed

We'll learn how Han came to be smuggling with a Wookie

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 05 May 2016 07:33 BST
Harrison Ford on the Star Wars set
Harrison Ford on the Star Wars set (Lucasfilm)

Han Solo prequel/spin-off/anthology movie/whatever you want to call it co-director Christopher Miller has posted the first image from the set, seeing the smuggler’s infamous blaster lying on a retro computer dashboard.

“Can't wait to get "shooting”!” he wrote alongside the image, a reference to the whole who-shot-first debate with bounty hunter Greedo.

Though production is about to begin, we still don’t know who will actually be playing the young Han.

Jack Reynor, Taron Egerton, Alden Ehrenreich and Emory Cohen are thought to comprise the shortlist, but it seems as though Disney has been struggling to settle on one of them.

The Han Solo prequel will open in cinemas on 25 May, 2018, coming after this year’s Rogue One spin-off, next year’s Star Wars 8 sequel and 2019’s Star Wars 9 trilogy ender.

Star Wars 8 is already halfway through filming, with Princes Harry and William thought to have filmed a cameo during a set visit.

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