After months of shooting, huge amounts of speculation and even a change in directors, the previously-untitled Star Wars Han Solo spin-off finally has a title – and it’s exactly what everybody expected.
In a special video message, the film’s director Ron Howard (replacing Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who left the project a few months ago) disclosed that the upcoming Alden Ehrenreich-starring anthology movie would be called Solo: A Star Wars story.
It’s fair to say that certain fans weren’t too happy about the underwhelming reveal (or that there was such an unnecessary build-up for it in the first place).
ron howard: we have a great name for the Han Solo movie
ron howard narrating: they didn't pic.twitter.com/byAbqB6LWV
— tc (@chillmage) October 17, 2017
Literally everyone knew this was gonna be the title and yet they forced us to refer to the film as UNTITLED HAN SOLO for months. Shenanigans pic.twitter.com/vZNH29Cwai— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) October 17, 2017
The Han Solo movie is officially titled SOLO: A Star Wars Story. A Han Solo movie without Harrison Ford… pic.twitter.com/AchblM7Mkn
— Austin (@AustinLatest) October 17, 2017
go away for a few hours and now the Han Solo movie has the shittiest title— Logan🏳️🌈 (@LoganKenny1) October 17, 2017
just the thought of the han solo film right now pic.twitter.com/JfXbGOAKN7
— obri-wan (@memeactivist) October 17, 2017
Han Solo Cup: A Star Wars Coming Of Age College Story pic.twitter.com/SO7yRTl6eY
— Allison Piwowarski (@allisonpiwo) October 17, 2017
And some even began to come up with other, better (or at least different) titles they hoped the film would adopt going forward.
i love that disney chose to call it "Solo: A Star Wars Story" instead of "The Han Solo Movie," which is what EVERYONE will say instead.— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) October 17, 2017
I'm surprised at all the hate for the completely sensible Han Solo title. I'm here to remind you it could have been a LOT worse. pic.twitter.com/lo0QjgHhDg— Star Wars Explained (@StarWarsExplain) October 17, 2017
Of course, it’s likely that the whole #UntitledHanSoloMovie thing was a bit of an in-joke on set that got out of hand, so we shouldn’t be too hard on them.
And given that this was the title we were all expecting, can we REALLY give them too much of a hard time for giving us exactly what we wanted?
So people not excited for the Han Solo movie are not excited for its title? I'm shocked.🤔 Shocked I say.— Amy Wishman Nalan (@AmyWishman) October 17, 2017
3 months ago: "Just call it Han Solo: a Star Wars Story and get it over with!"— ☕Stephen M. Colbert (@smcolbert) October 17, 2017
Today: "Dumbest, least creative title ever!"
Solo: A Star Wars story will be released in May 2018