The Han Solo movie has an official title - Solo: A Star Wars Story - and fan reactions are divided

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.

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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.

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Though others weren't quite so enamored with the choice of title.

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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.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.