Director Ron Howard announced on Twitter today the name of the upcoming Han Solo spin-off as it has wrapped production. The official title is Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The rumor was that it was going to be called “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story”, but it appears that is not the case. I would have liked to have seen that better, to be honest, as I just think it flows better. Either way, it’s not like we don’t know who they are talking about, so no harm, no foul I guess.
The film is set to release on May 25th, 2018. It marks the return of the franchise releasing films in May, just as the first six films were. It was not until The Force Awakens released in December that this new trend began. Originally, Episode IX was supposed to released in May 2019, but that has also been pushed back to December.
Check out Ron Howard’s announcement below.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017