Well, we can finally stop calling it the Han Solo movie (opens in new tab). It's officially Solo: A Star Wars Story. Director Ron Howard revealed the name for the young-scoundrel-centric standalone film in a final address from the set at the end of production. The tweet text doesn't say anything about a title reveal because he's cheeky like that.
Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here's a special message #StarWars pic.twitter.com/8QJqN5BGxrOctober 17, 2017
Aside from clearly telling you who the focus of the movie is, the title evokes Jabba, Greedo, and other criminal scum who frequently refer to Han by his surname, teasing some of the underworld connections this film is set to explore. And the "A Star Wars Story" subtitle establishes it as another standalone tale like Rogue One (opens in new tab): A Star Wars Story. I wonder if this means the Obi-Wan movie (opens in new tab) will be called Kenobi: A Star Wars Story...
I'm sure Howard's just happy to have successfully completed his directorial takeover (opens in new tab), title aside. But many Star Wars fans on Twitter were quick to show their appreciation for the long-awaited reveal.
IM SO EXCITED!!! pic.twitter.com/SxMR0TVsQDOctober 17, 2017
From now on all #StarWars titles should be revealed as though they were a secret message to Keira Knightley. #SoloAStarWarsStory pic.twitter.com/ZTvhU91B5wOctober 17, 2017
pic.twitter.com/MW7WruDwgKOctober 17, 2017
The only one real Star Wars that i’m expecting. #solo #StarWars pic.twitter.com/IaDtRNCErQOctober 17, 2017
Though others weren't quite so enamored with the choice of title.
#SOLO NOOO! #StarWars pic.twitter.com/diUtX7XeRyOctober 17, 2017
It’s just called “Solo”? Not going to lie, I’m not surprised but I’m a little underwhelmed. #starwarsOctober 17, 2017
It’s good we have those A Star Wars Story subtitling these movies. We don’t want Solo to be mixed up with Mario Van Peebles. pic.twitter.com/0F6Q2nfBEoOctober 17, 2017
Much better title for new solo movie “me and my Wookie” or “Solo: The Wookie Years” #starwarsOctober 17, 2017
It took y’all this long to come up with “Solo: A Star Wars Story”?!October 17, 2017
If you think you could come up with a better title in your sleep, go ahead and share your suggestions in the comments. In the meantime, we'll be waiting for Solo: A Star Wars Story (opens in new tab) to premiere in May 2018.