Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rumor: Filming for the Young Han Solo Film is Underway in Hampshire

By: Dominic Jones

Production has been underway on the upcoming young Han Solo A Star Wars Story film for several months now, with the majority of the filming taking place at Pinewood Studio in London, England.  However, it looks like a location shoot for the film is taking place right now at Fawley Power Station in Hampshire, England, according to a new report from The Daily Echo.  Fawley Power Station has been seen in Hollywood blockbusters before, with Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation having been shot there two years ago.

According to The Daily Echo,
"Scenes for the new blockbuster Star Wars film are currently being shot in Hampshire.

Production crews and actors working on the Star Wars spin off, which has the working title Red Cup, have been filming at Fawley Power Station."

Star Wars: Red Cup is, of course, the production code name for the young Han Solo film.  We learned the film's code name earlier this year when one of the film's director Chris Miller posted a picture of the clapper board from the first day of shooting on the upcoming film.
As for the Fowley Power Station, looking at some pictures and videos of the location, you can easily see how it could be used for a location in the galaxy far, far away.

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As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

The untitled young Han Solo film hits theaters on May 25th, 2018 and stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) as Han Solo, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Woody Harrelson (True Detective) as Beckett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Thandie Newton (Westworld), and Michael K. Williams (The Wire).  The film is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), with a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.   

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