Director Ron Howard reveals official name of movie to mark the end of production.
Director Ron Howard, who stepped in after the studio booted original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller ("21 Jump Street"), revealed the title in a video he posted to Twitter to mark the end of production on the movie starring Alden Ehrenreich in the titular role originally portrayed by Harrison Ford.
"As we wrap up production, I just want to take this moment to thank an incredibly talented cast and crew for all of their hard work," Howard tells the camera before asking someone off screen, "Can we even say the name of the movie?"
That individual is none other than Solo's faithful wookie sidekick Chewbacca, who hands him a board with the tile design printed on it.
The movie takes before the events of "A New Hope," the first film produced in the "Star Wars" saga. The cast includes Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Paul Bettany, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and even Warwick Davis, who played an Ewok named Wicket in "Return of the Jedi."
"Solo: A Star Wars" story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.