Brief Details On New “Han Solo” Characters

Production is still very much under way on the Han Solo ‘A Star Wars Story’ spin-off which is set for release next May.

At this time we know it’ll be set ten years before the events of the original 1977 “Star Wars,” that Alden Ehrenreich will play the smuggler alongside Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike, and that the likes of Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton have roles.

Beyond that, we know little else. In the past few days though, a report has surfaced at Making Star Wars which allegedly reveals two of the new characters in the film. One is a puppet character called Mother Proxima, a creation that BB-8 operator Dave Chapman will handle here. The character is to be voiced by one of the cast members who has already been confirmed.

The other character is Val, a female character said to have top billing in the film. She’s also a character involved in a number of stunts and action sequences, suggesting one of the aforementioned actresses has this role.

The new Han Solo film is currently targeting a May 25th 2018 release.