UPDATE: Han Solo: Wrap Party, Existence of a Teaser, and More Set Photos

In the midst of the tidal wave that is The Last Jedi, the untitled Han Solo movie has flown under the radar since its worry-inducing drama broke in June after the firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. We haven’t learned a lot since Ron Howard took over, aside from his beautiful use of social media to tease us with thought provoking photos and brief videos now and then. Well now in addition to the cryptic tweeting by the director, there are rumors of a wrap party, as well as word that a teaser trailer may already have been produced, and that we are not far away from the release of the title. Let’s check it out…PUNCH IT!





According to Mashable, there may have already been a wrap party for the Han Solo film. It would appear that although shooting isn’t technically finished, a wrap party has taken place, perhaps due to the fact that many of the film’s actors need to move on to other commitments. It is entirely possible they had an early wrap party so they can all celebrate the film together, although there is still some shooting to be done.


From Mashable:

On Saturday, Mashable has learned from sources close to the production, the untitled Han Solo production had a wrap party — with Ron Howard and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in attendance. On Facebook, one attendee — stunt actor Luke Scott — described the party as “slightly premature” (now the post has been removed) and indicated that he still had one “last week” of work. 


Four days ago Ron Howard confirmed that shooting is “almost finished” with months of post-production ahead of him. There has been a lot of speculation recently that Ron Howard has re-shot more of the movie than we initially expected, calling several actors back to shoot more scenes and as we know, having to cut Michael K. Williams from the movie completely due his schedule not permitting him to return to set.


Recently Howard tweeted:





Ron Howard has a reputation of being a bit of a workaholic. He does not cut corners, and he seems to really love the process of making and completing a film. We can even go back to an interview he did with comingsoon.net in 2015, when asked point blank if he was a “workaholic”:


My wife would probably say that I am, but you know what? It’s a way of life for me.

If this movie needs to be in the can in time for a late May release, Ron Howard is the person you want at the helm.





I addition to this talk of a preemptive wrap party, we have now seen on Twitter via Cinelinx Editor-in-Chief Jordan Maison, that some marketing material is ready, which makes perfect sense if the movie is still scheduled to come out in seven months. His tweet also indicates that a teaser cut already exists.




Are we finally getting the name soon?




Maison suggests November is possible for a teaser release, but of course pairing it with The Last Jedi is an obvious place to look as well.




A while back we had asked one of our sources about the film’s name, and they were adamant that no film ever puts the movie’s real name on crew apparel while filming. In our attempts to learn more about the film’s official title, we can safely say that it will not be “Solo”.





Howard still takes time to share cryptic images, as the director shared an interesting new photo and video from the set Sunday:


Tough neighborhoods contain Doorways to adventure, mystery & excitement #UntitledHanSoloMovie

A post shared by RealRonHoward (@realronhoward) on



Is the true secret that Ron Howard is actually shooting a Blade Runner prequel? These images look more out of a noir-dystopian inspired look of 1940s and 1950s sci-fi, 2001: A Space Odyssey, or even George Lucas’s own THX-1138. What is this ink blot test clip all about below? Is Rorschach from The Watchmen crossing over into Star Wars? I am kidding of course, but these clips and photos are certainly thought provoking at the very least.



Secrets to uncover & challenges to face for a young #HanSolo #UntitledHanSoloMovie

A post shared by RealRonHoward (@realronhoward) on



The Han Solo film is still scheduled for release on May 25th, 2018. Do you think we’ll see a teaser before The Last Jedi hits theaters? Perhaps it will be attached to The Last Jedi! The drama that once engulfed this project has long since faded, and after hearing the constant positive statements raining down from the cast about what Ron Howard has done, the film looks like it has turned the corner with a more optimistic feeling.



As we’ve said before, in the forty-plus years of Star Wars, Ron Howard is the first Oscar-winning director to direct a Star Wars film. He has known George Lucas for 45 years, is aware of what this franchise means to the fans, and ultimately George’s legacy. We have complete faith that Ron Howard has created something great with the Han Solo film, and if these rumblings are true, it sounds like we are about to find out a lot more about it real soon, so strap yourselves in!

UPDATED: Well as you can see above, we can obviously no longer say the title won’t be “SOLO”. But we stand by our words that the film’s title was not “SOLO” at the time. Studios do not use actual final titles for crew apparel (mainly due to leaks which were evident in old apparel shots earlier this year). It is possible after the director shake-up, cut characters, recasting, and reshoots they also made a new title decision. We stand by what we were told, that when this apparel was leaked to the public, the official title of the film during production at that time was not “SOLO”.


You can find me on Twitter wishing I was at that Han Solo wrap party @JohnnyHoey, and as always we’ll cover this on the Resistance Broadcast @RBatSWNN!


“For my ally is Ron Howard, and a powerful ally he is.”



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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

48 thoughts on “UPDATE: Han Solo: Wrap Party, Existence of a Teaser, and More Set Photos

  • October 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I’ll be very interested in how everyone responds to a trailer.

  • October 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    A Star Wars movie has never had a trailer for another Star Wars movie. It would be bad marketing because it removes the discussion from the current movie. Lucasfilm wants all the attention on the current film in theaters and will wait until well after the buzz of TLJ dies off so “Solo” becomes the main emphasis of fan discussion.

    • October 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      If Solo was pushed to December 2018 I would agree but they need to start making the general audience aware of the movie before Last Jedi hype dies down. I don’t see any problem with people walking out of TLJ saying that it was amazing and that they can’t wait for the next Star Wars movie only 6 months away.

      • October 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm

        Exactly. Get a teaser for the next one before watching TLJ, and you get people talking about both as they leave the theater. Win win.

        • October 13, 2017 at 11:46 pm

          Not a win win. It takes away from the experience of TLJ and creates a distraction. It would be cutting off the legs of TLJ before it finished its run. Six months is plenty of time to market the “Solo” movie. Besides once TLJ is a distant memory and no longer in theaters the better marketing choice is to have something exciting to wet our appetites. The movie will get a lot more buzz with the media when there is nothing else Star Wars related to talk about and people are itching for something new. Release the trailer with TLJ and both movies will be fighting with each other for press time and fan discussion.

          • October 14, 2017 at 12:15 am

            “Star Wars” vs. “Star Wars”…..Round 1, FIGHT!

            Look, Disney will never compete with itself. That’s why they’re gazillion-aires. Don’t expect one Star Wars movie to take the sails out of another. It’s all about HYPE people!

      • October 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm

        The marketing people know more.

    • October 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Agreed. No trailer for Solo this year.

    • October 12, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      A Star Wars movie has never been followed by another Star Wars movie in less than 6 months before either.

    • October 13, 2017 at 1:41 am

      I *think* that there were some RMcQ art and on-set photos for ROTJ released with TESB – or a TESB re-release – here in the UK as part of the pre-movie trailer material. I’m pretty certain I hadn’t dreamt it, but then it was a long time ago in a country not so far away…..

  • October 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Oh my God! Do I see Jar Jar Binks in the blue light beyond that door?!?!?!

    • October 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      It’s PTSD. You’ll see Jar Jar everywhere for quite some time. The key to remember is it’s not real and calm yourself.

      • October 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

        I can’t shake this feeling… So scared… So cold…

  • October 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I’d like to see an old fashion trailer premier for Solo before The Last Jedi for all of us seeing the movie that Thursday and I want to see Han and Chewy walk out of that blue light!

  • October 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I thought we would have seen a picture of the new Han by now.

    • October 13, 2017 at 1:19 am

      Maybe they went with the original idea: a green alien with gills.

  • October 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    As much as I expect the original version would have been truly awful, I hope that one day we will see the footage, out of interest.

    • October 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      I am sure that footage will be burned, and its ashes will be put into a safe, buried in concrete and shot into the sun!!!

      • October 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm

        Just like the holiday special!

        • October 13, 2017 at 2:18 am

          Only to ever be replayed again on “Life Day.”

    • October 13, 2017 at 4:24 am

      Right after we get the original cut of Rogue One.

  • October 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Totally unrelated, but the terms “workaholic” and “chocoholic” and so on have always bugged me quite a bit. So, that means he is addicted to workahol? I know the term comes from “alcohol” meaning they are addicted to alcohol. Using it in other context seems odd.

    On topic, I’ll be excited to see more about the movie and what they have done with it.

    • October 12, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Mmmm… chocohol…. arrrrrrlllll……

    • October 13, 2017 at 2:15 am

      So what would you feel would be a better term – “work-addict?” It’s funny, the “aholic” portion of any term it’s applied to (such as “workaholic”) always has a negative connotation – mostly because it make us think of “alcoholic.” “Work-addict” doesn’t quite have as much punch, does it? Maybe it could. I don’t know, it’s just one of those English colloquialisms that has just become standard and accepted….

  • October 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    The Last Jedi/Han Solo Movie Marketing timeline is kinda similar to Thor: Ragnarock and The Avengers: Infinity War. Kevin Feige was asked when The Avengers trailer will drop, and he replied before the end of this year. Speculation odds has it has being pinned on as part of the Thor post credits.

    Now, I’m not suggesting the Han Solo teaser will be part of any post credits, but with the movie coming out 5 and a half months after The Last Jedi, then I would expect to see the teaser before the end of the year.

    It would make perfect sense to have it be part of the future presentations shown before The Last Jedi in the cinema.

    • October 13, 2017 at 12:22 am

      Once all the Last Jedi TV spots have aired, that’s when I reckon the Han Solo teaser will drop. Somewhere between that and the L.A. premier.

  • October 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    THX 1138 had mostly very white setttings, unlike those pictures

    • October 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      Yeah I was talking about the style/look of the images, not the colors, although the last clip looks pretty white to me. Thanks for reading!

      • October 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm

        Then again, you sure could argue that specially towards the end THX had similar settings. Afterall, it’s only the “Maze” sequence that has those completely blank locations. That last clip though, reaaally criptic. And true, that’s white. Also reminds of the final sequence, that huge shaft.

        • October 14, 2017 at 12:07 am

          Heh he….huge shaft…

  • October 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    I wonder if Howard will be given directing credit, after the Director’s Guild audits this production. I’m fine with that if that will be the case.

  • October 12, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Wtf could the title be? When Han met Chewie: a Star Wars story

    • October 12, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Scruffy and Scruffier???
      Dude, Where’s My Wookiee?
      Nerf Herders In The Sky?

    • October 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      “When a Han loves a Wookie”

      I can hear the song playing in my head….

      • October 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm


      • October 13, 2017 at 10:34 pm

        Big trouble in little Corelia

    • October 13, 2017 at 12:44 am

      Mumbo Jumbo: Cowboy In Space

    • October 13, 2017 at 1:18 am

      The Fur and the Furious

      • October 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

        The Fast and the Furriest

    • October 13, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Gone in 12 parsecs.

      Solo’s 11

      Lando Calrissian and The Solo Kid.

      The Corellian Connection

      3 Men and A Wookie.

      Ok, I’m done with my bad names…

    • October 13, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      “The movie you never wanted because it’s not really Harrison ford just some guy that barely looks like him and directors sucked, got fired, and replaced but still we have no clue what it’s about because we get weird twitter pics and chewbacca is retired.” A Star Wars Story

  • October 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Gotta hand it to Disney, Lucasilm and Howard. Ever since the transition they have done an amazing job making sure everything remains positive. Having Howard out and front giving pictures and updates, making sure the cast says the right things at the right time, quashing any negative things. Good stuff.

    • October 13, 2017 at 1:43 am

      Gotta love that damage control and publicity machine…..perception is reality and they gotta make the people feel like this movie is a home run so that the money keeps flowing….

      In truth, I want this movie to be good. I’m not, nor have I ever been adamantly against it (although I’ve always had my reservations). I just don’t always eat what the hype machine is trying to feed me….

      • October 13, 2017 at 2:57 am

        I was praising their damage control and publicity machine because that’s exactly what its been and they have done a really good job with it.

        • October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

          Ok, I get it. But sometimes these kind of stories just smell of spin. Especially on this Han Solo movie – and even more so after the firing of Lord and Miller and the whirlwind of drama and panic it whipped up. Like I said – I want this movie to be good. I’m just a little guarded when “they” (Lucasfilm and the media) try to spoon feed me these sunshine stories. Maybe they’re right and I’m wrong – which would be great and I hope is the case. But obviously, I’m skeptical.

          • October 15, 2017 at 1:42 am

            These stories are absolutely spin. Regardless of rather its true or not, it doesn’t matter to my point. I was only stating that Disney has done a good job projecting a good situation since the firing of Lord and Miller. In fact, I feel as if they have done a phenomenal job in trying to keep it all positive. But, yes its spin. There are several ways you can handle a transition like this, and the true judge will be the quality of the film, but I give Disney props for how its been handled thus far. Of course they are spoon feeding positivity, that is the nature of a marketing department. Doesn’t mean they don’t deserve praise when they do it well.

  • October 13, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Will Lord and Miller be invited to the premier?

  • October 13, 2017 at 4:17 am

    I’ll say one thing for this movie. The sets look intriguing. They aren’t the typical, cookie-cutter Star Wars interiors we see all over the place.

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