The movie is the second 'Star Wars' anthology film, following the 2016 movie Rogue One. A stand-alone installment set prior to the events of the original 1977 movie.
Described as a space western, the movie is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.
Alden Caleb Ehrenreich is an American actor. Ehrenreich was born on November 22, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. He is the only child of Sari, an interior designer, and Mark Ehrenreich, an accountant. Ehrenreich began acting at the Palisades Elementary School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, and continued doing so at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. After graduating from high school, he studied acting at New York University at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, but never finished his degree. In 2009, he co-founded "The Collectin" with his friend Zoë Worth in New York that consists of actors, writers, producers and directors who collaborate on films and theater performances. In 2007, Ehrenreich auditioned and won the role of Bennie Tetrocini in Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro (2009) where he made his feature-film debut, and also appeared in Coppola's subsequent film, Twixt (2011).
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. Harrelson was born in 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane and Charles Voyde Harrelson. He attended Lebanon High School and spent the summer of 1979 working at Kings Island amusement park. He attended Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. He received a Bachelor of Arts in theater and English in 1983. Harrelson is widely known for his work on the NBC sitcom Cheers. While still working on Cheers, Harrelson restarted his film career. His first movie had been Wildcats, a 1986 football comedy with Goldie Hawn.
Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke is an English actress. Born on 23 October 1986 in London and raised in Berkshire, Clarke studied at the Drama Centre London and appeared in a number of stage productions. Clarke's interest in acting began at the age of three. She was educated at Rye St Antony School and at St Edward's School, graduating in 2005. She attended Drama Centre London, and graduated in 2009. Her television debut came with a guest appearance in an episode of the British soap opera Doctors. Clarke made her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in a production of Breakfast at Tiffany's in 2013.
Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, and DJ. Donald was born on September 25, 1983 at Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, California. He attended DeKalb School of the Arts and graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Dramatic Writing (2006). Glover also began disc jockeying and producing electronic music under the moniker MC D—later as mcDJ. He raps under the stage name Childish Gambino and performs as a DJ under the name mcDJ. In film, Glover has appeared in Mystery Team (2009) Magic Mike XXL (2015), The Martian (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) as Aaron Davis, and has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Melanie Thandiwe "Thandie" Newton is an English actress. Newton was born on 6 November 1972 in Westminster, London, England, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean princess of the Shona people, and Nick Newton, an English laboratory technician and artist. She studied dance at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Between 1992 and 1995, Newton attended Downing College, Cambridge, where she studied social anthropology. She has appeared in several British and American films and is known for roles such as the title character in Beloved (1998), Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness (2003), Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Christine in Crash (2004).
Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, writer, playwright, and director. Waller-Bridge was born on 14 July 1985 in West London, the daughter of Michael Cyprian Waller-Bridge and Teresa Mary Waller-Bridge. She was educated at St Augustine's Priory, a Catholic independent school for girls in the London Borough of Ealing, followed by the independent sixth form college DLD College London in Marylebone, London. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 2009, she made her acting debut in the play Roaring Trade at Soho Theatre.
Joonas Viljami Suotamo is a Finnish actor and basketball player known for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga, taking over the role from Peter Mayhew starting with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Suotamo was born on October 3, 1986 in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland. As a youth, he performed roles as a stage actor. He attended Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and played the power forward and center positions for the Penn State Nittany Lions. With childhood interests in music, arts, and movies he studied film and video at PSU. He was a strong academic performer at Penn State, where he was twice named to the Academic All-Big Ten team, and graduated in 3.5 years with a Bachelor of Arts degree in December 2008 in order to fulfill his Finnish conscription service and to pursue a career in film.
Paul Bettany is an English actor. He is known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. and as the Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Bettany was born on 27 May 1971 in Shepherd's Bush, west London, the son of Anne, a stage singer, theatre teacher, and stage manager, and Thane Bettany, a dancer, actor, and drama teacher. In 1990 at the age of 19, Bettany began a three-year course at the Drama Centre London in Chalk Farm. He made his stage debut in Stephen Daldry's acclaimed West End revival of An Inspector Calls at the Aldwych Theatre. He made his film debut with a small part in Bent, a Holocaust drama which also featured Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Ian McKellen.
Star Wars is one of the worst movie franchises in the world. This is going to be the worst movie of 2018.
this is gonna be great its star wars
Star Wars is the best franchise ever made. I Thought ‘Rogue One: a Star Wars Story’ was awesome and this is the 2nd anthology film so hopefully it’ll be as good as that one
SO excited for this movie!! Love SW and can’t wait to see it! This is gonna be the best film of the year.
I love Star Wars so much (but I may only be watching watching this for Chewie and Emilia Clarke because how the hell am I supposed to accept someone other than Harrison Ford for Han but I still have hopes) and I really really hope this movie will be good. I mean, maybe a lot of people think it’s gonna be trash because of the re-shoots, but the same happened for Rogue One, right? So I’m just gonna have faith.