This news arrived, as all the Han Solo news has arrived, via Ron Howard's Twitter account. The Han Solo standalone film will now forever be known as Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fairly obvious, but as the resident Jedi Junkie, I like it. I like it a lot actually. Since Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project I have loved every little bit of news that Howard has leaked. I was an interested in the film before mind you, but since Howard took over I have to say that I am now more than excited for it. I believe it is the challenge aspect of coming in, with little preparation and attempting to right the ship that was steering in the wrong direction. Good luck Ron with you post-production activities! We cannot wait to see your film.

Press Release: It’s time to set your hyperspace coordinates.

In a surprise announcement today, director Ron Howard revealed the official name of the untitled Han Solo film: Solo: A Star Wars Story. The announcement came in a post in which the acclaimed filmmaker (with a little help from an anonymous Wookiee) thanked his cast and crew as principal photography wrapped.

Check out his special message above!

Howard has documented his experience making Solo: A Star Wars Story on Twitter and Instagram throughout production — with everything from photos with cast members to teases of vehicle controls to shots of his morning coffee. StarWars.com has compiled all of his updates in one post, which you can view here.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, set prior to the events of the original Star Wars trilogy, is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

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