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WATCH: Ron Howard releases name of Han Solo feature coming in May

(PHOTO: Twitter / R. Howard)

With some help from everyone's favorite walking carpet Chewbacca, director Ron Howard revealed the name of the new Han Solo feature that premieres next spring.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is the title of the origin stand alone movie from the blockbuster movie series that is scheduled to be released on May 25.

The film will provide the backstory on the smuggler who eventually turns into a war hero for the Rebel Alliance and woos Princess Leia. Alden Ehrenreich snagged the title role while Emmy award winner Donald Glover plays Solo's friend and gambling buddy Lando Calrissian.

Howard came in mid-production after Lucasfilm and prior directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller agreed to part ways after disagreements on the vision of the movie.

Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here's a special message #StarWars pic.twitter.com/8QJqN5BGxr

-- Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017

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