Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Production has officially started on Disney and Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars standalone film about a young Han Solo.
"Cameras are rolling on the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone's favorite Wookiee; principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20 at Pinewood Studios, London," notes the studio's in a statement Tuesday.
"The movie will explore the duo's adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian," they continue.
The cast and crew including Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, assembled for a group photo alongside the announcement inside the Millennium Falcon.
"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."
Not pictured is cast member Thandie Newton.
Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the still untitled Han Solo spinoff film is set to arrive in theaters May 25, 2018.