We got some more Han Solo news this morning. The first piece of news is that we might have the title for the movie, and it’s exactly what everyone expected. A picture of some LEGO sets turned up on Twitter with the title Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.
While they are probably avoiding the problem that came up with Rogue One in that people didn’t know what it was this is a boring title. That logo also matches the same one we saw a few months ago.
The other piece of news we got comes in twofold. Michael K. Williams revealed that his part had been cut from the Han Solo movie and in an interview with Vanity Fair he might have let something slip:
“Williams had already filmed all of his scenes as a new character to the universe—’a link between Han Solo and Emilia’s character, Kira.'”
Thus far, we haven’t known anything about Emilia Clarke‘s character, including her name. Responding to word of this leak, MakingStarWars jumped in to sort of confirm this.
“I can assure it is not a misquote but it is a little different than what was printed as far as I know. … However, MakingStarWars.net can report that the spelling of the name in the Han Solo movie is not ‘Kira’ but rather ‘Kura’ according to sources around Pinewood Studios and the filming over the last year.”
So there we go. It sounds like the character’s name is likely Kura or Kira. Kira was the first name they gave Rey before changing it, but there probably isn’t sort of relation there. It’s far more likely that they just liked the name and wanted to use it in another movie. Also worth noting: U and I are next to each other on a keyboard, so it could be a typo situation.
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard, stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Thandie Newton. It will be released May 25th, 2018.