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Here’s the first picture from the set of the Han Solo movie

Filming is underway for the 2018 release

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Director Chris Miller shared the very first photo from the set of Star Wars’ upcoming standalone Han Solo movie.

The clapperboard shows off the film’s working title, Red Cup. As in a red Solo cup. Get it?

Scheduled for a 2018 release, very little has leaked out about the movie since March, when it was revealed that it would help tell the tale of how Solo and Chewbacca became friends. We do know that it will star Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) as the scoundrel himself and Donald Glover (Community) as Lando Calrissian. Woody Harrelson recently revealed he’d be playing Garris Shrike, while Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen) will also appear in the film.

Miller’s team is filming Red Cup at the famous Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom, where Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi were both filmed. No word yet on if they’ll be reusing the later movie’s Millennium Falcon set, which was spotted from the air last year.

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