WHO’S IN IT?

Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Emilia Clarke (Me Before You), Donald Glover (The Martian), Thandie Newton (Crash), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Goodbye Christopher Robin), Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War), Jon Favreau (Swingers), Jon Kasdan (Slackers), Toby Hefferman (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ian Kenny (Sing Street), Warwick Davis (Willow), Clint Howard (Frost/Nixon)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), director; Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women) and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark), writers; Simon Emanuel (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Kathleen Kennedy (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and Allison Shearmur (Nerve), producers; John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon), composer; Bradford Young (Arrival), cinematographer; Chris Dickens (Slumdog Millionaire) and Pietro Scalia (Gladiator), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A young smuggler named Han Solo (Ehrenreich) and his Wookie partner Chewbacca (Suotamo) go on a mission that sees them encountering many characters both old and new, including criminal mentor Tobias Beckett (Harrelson), old flame Qi’ra (Clarke), and fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian (Glover)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The early years of the scruffiest-looking nerf-herder in the galaxy are chronicled in this exciting and endlessly entertaining spin-off movie that director Ron Howard – a late replacement for original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller – is eager to bring to life.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 24TH MAY 2018