We had the pleasure of sitting in on the SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY global press conference on Saturday, where the film’s lead actors, director and writers took questions from the press about the upcoming film. Keep an eye out for our spoiler-free movie review this afternoon, but until then, smirk and toss off a cynical one-liner to no one in particular as you learn the secrets behind bringing Han’s origin story to life.

  1. Harrison Ford loves the movie, and snuck up on Alden Ehrenreich to tell him


  2. Thandie Newton brought her two year old to set, and he had a gibberish conversation with R2D2


  3. Joonas Suotamo was unemployed and living with his mom when he got the part of Chewbacca


  4. Donald Glover bit off his Darth Vader toy’s lightsaber to give to his Lando Calrissian toy


  5. Ron Howard talks about replacing Phil Miller and Christopher Lord on a film in progress, and why Clint Howard is perfect for his cameo role


  6. Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan discuss working on the script as father and son


  7. Phoebe Waller-Bridge steals her scenes as righteously indignant droid L3


SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY invites you to board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away. The all-new adventure features the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy, Han Solo. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, he befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY lands in theaters on May 25, 2018.