Donald Glover may be the next Simba for the upcoming live-action Lion King movie but, he still has work to do on the set of the upcoming Han Solo movie.
Donald Glover will work alongside Hail, Caesar breakout star Alden Ehrenreich and grow anticipation for the upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Disney has just released the first-look at the film’s cast, as well as the movie’s directors packed inside the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars published the photo to mark the start of principal photography at Pinewood London Studios, where Star Wars: The Force Awakens was previously filmed.
In addition to publishing the photo, Disney also confirmed the crew behind the upcoming feature film in a statement. “Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on Arrival, Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer),” Disney explained.
Disney also added some of the returning crew members joining the project. “They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).”
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The movie’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also released a statement, “Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said.
“We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
The upcoming Han Solo standalone movie hits theaters on May 25, 2018.