With little more than a month to go until Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, director Ron Howard announced via Twitter that the movie has finally finished post-production and is ready for audiences. Before it's released to the public, however, Solo will first premiere at Cannes Film Festival next month.
"That’s a wrap on post production! #Solo @HanSoloStory #SkywalkerRanch Wow. What a movie-making adventure it’s been! Thanks to a terrific cast & extraordinary folks behind the camera as well. You’ve worked so hard to fully realize this cool story. Hope fans have a blast! #May25," he wrote in a new post, which you can view below:
Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) shared numerous behind-the-scenes photos from principal photography and post-production periods of the movie's development when he took over the project last summer from Phil Lord and Chris Miller. His social media posts were mainly cryptic, teasing certain elements of the movie, from the vehicles to the characters.
Following a young Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich, the movie will explore how the famous Star Wars smuggler won the Millenium Falcon in a card game and met some of his oldest friends like Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The three will team up with Han's childhood buddy from Corellia, Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke), Han's criminal mentor Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Val (Thandie Newton), Lando's android L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), and the many-armed Rio Durant (Jon Favreau) for a criminal job undertaken on behalf of the scarred mobster Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany).
Described as a "space western," Solo was written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and his son Jonathan and will play in theaters everywhere, beginning on May 25.