Since finding a new home with Disney, the Star Wars franchise has been expanding its cinematic reach. In addition to the main saga movies, Anthology spinoff movies are also being released to tell standalone stories set in that galaxy, far, far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story kicked off the trend last year, and in 2018, we'll reunite with fan favorite Han Solo to learn what he was like long before he met Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Mos Eisley cantina and started aiding the Rebellion.
The Han Solo movie hasn't had the easiest production, but by all accounts, it's still set to be released on May 25, 2018. Just like with previous Star Wars movie, Lucasfilm has been tight-lipped about what the next Anthology spinoff will be about, but one thing there's been plenty of information about is the faces you'll see in the space opera blockbuster. With that in mind, we've gathered together all of the confirmed actors (and a few rumored performers and characters) who will appear in the Han Solo movie next summer. So put on your black vest, secure your DL-44 blaster and take a look at who will show up in the young smuggler's tale.
Alden Ehrenreich / Han Solo
After stealing the show in Hail, Caesar! and appearing in movies like Beautiful Creatures, Blue Jasmine and Rules Don't Apply, Alden Ehrenreich was selected to play Han Solo in his younger years. The spinoff will see the smuggler establishing his notorious reputation across the galaxy, and it's also been reported we'll see how he obtained his trusty ship, the Millennium Falcon. As the second actor to play Han Solo in live action, there's a lot riding on Ehrenreich's shoulders to play the protagonist uniquely while also making sure he matches up with Harrison Ford's performances.
Donald Glover / Lando Calrissian
In the world of movies and television, Donald Glover has built an impressive resume through projects like Community, The Martian, Magic Mike XXL, Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Emmy-nominated Atlanta. For the Han Solo movie, he's succeeding Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. All that's been officially mentioned about the younger Lando so far is that he's "a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld." It's unclear if he and Han already know each other when the movie starts or if this will depict their first meeting, but judging by Glover's comments about why Lando is such an appealing character, Han may not want to keep a close eye on the future Cloud City administrator.
Woody Harrelson / Beckett
Cheers, The Hunger Games, True Detective, Zombieland, War for the Planet of the Apes, these are just some of the notable credits Woody Harrleson has accumulated over the years. Harrelson boarded the Han Solo movie as Beckett, who is so far the only confirmed new character. Beckett will be Han's criminal mentor, which means we'll see how Han learned the tricks of his illegal trade. However, we already know that Han has the heart of a hero buried deep down, just because this Beckett is one of Han's allies at the start doesn't mean that they might not find each other at odds later in the story.
Joonas Suotamo / Chewbacca
Peter Mayhew will always be remembered as Chewbacca, but since Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Joomas Suotamo has been Mayhew's body double. The Han Solo movie marks Suotamo's first time playing Chewie during all of shooting, which ideally means he'll see a lot of action. Chronologically, the Han Solo move takes place years after Chewbacca helped Yoda escape Kashyyyk during Revenge of the Sith, and just like with Lando, we don't know if Han already knows the Wookie or if they'll be meeting for the first time. Either way, we're looking for to seeing this cinematic duo together again.