Today on Twitter, Ron Howard revealed the name for the upcoming Han Solo movie. After thanking his crew, the director announced the title is…Solo: A Star Wars Story. Howard also confirmed production has wrapped on the film.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will take place before the original Star Wars and, of course, centers around Han Solo. Check out Ron Howard’s tweet below:
Solo: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 25, 2018.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits theaters this December and according to Deadline.com, will receive promotional help from tie-ins with major brands. Six brands including General Mills, Nissan, Verizon, and Vizio plan to help support the movie. In addition, fashion designer Christian Louboutin and health technology maker Royal Philips plan “an extensive global promotional campaign” to support the film.
They will include “specific, custom-designed campaigns and innovative programs” to “complement the overall marketing campaign,” says Disney’s Lucasfilm.
“This film will be blazing new ground in the Star Wars saga, and we feel our partners have designed some truly compelling experiences to match,” Lucasfilm GM Lynwen Brennan says.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters December 15, 2017.
Get ready for a new Star Wars-themed merchandise event coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Force Friday II will take place September 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. (Midnight)*and you can be the first to purchase new Star Wars and Star Wars: The Last Jedi themed merchandise, including unique products found only at Disney Parks.
Check out the details for both coasts below:
Disneyland Resort – World of Disney Store, Downtown Disney District
Pre-registration for the Force Friday II event is required for guests attending the event in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort.
Registration will be accepted only on DisneyParksMerchandise.com beginning August 24 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific) / 2:00 p.m. (Eastern).
Once registered, guests will receive additional instructions via email. Doors open at 12:01 a.m. on September 1.
Walt Disney World Resort – World of Disney, Disney Springs
For guests attending the event at Disney Springs, registration for Force Friday II will take place outside the World of Disney store entrance across from Basin on August 31 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Guests will be given a numbered wristband on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a wristband is received, guests are invited to return to World of Disney by 11:30 p.m. where they will be lined up in sequential order. Doors open at 12:01 a.m. on September 1.
Please park in the Lime Parking Garage at Disney Springs for shopping convenience.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 16, 2017.
*Event subject to change.
A brand new Star Wars-themed virtual reality experience is coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts later this year. The immersive, multi-player format will debut this holiday season at Disney Springs in Orlando Florida and Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.
According to Variety.com, “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” was produced by ILMxLab, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, in cooperation with The Void. ““At ILMxLAB, we want people to step inside the worlds of our stories,” said ILMxLab’s executive in charge Vicki Dobbs Beck. “Through our collaboration with The VOID, we can make this happen as guests become active participants in an unfolding ‘Star Wars’ adventure.”
The article goes on to say ,The Void is one of a number of startups looking to take virtual reality out of the living room, and into special experience centers where consumers can walk around, open doors, and pick up props. The company debuted with a “Ghost Busters” VR experience at Madame Tussauds in New York’s Times Square a year ago, and has since opened locations in Toronto and Dubai as well as at its corporate headquarter in Lindon, Utah.
We’ll keep you posted with further updates!