Ron Howard on Tuesday used Twitter to give “Star Wars” fans some news. Production on the standalone Han Solo movie is wrapping up, and the film now has a title: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Here’s the director delivering the news:
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017
For a movie that was given the code name “Red Cup” for three years through the different phases of production (a reference to the brand of Solo red cups), this title wasn’t much of a stretch. Also, “Solo” has the double meaning of being Han’s last name and also pointing out that he’s a space smuggler who is a loner.
But now to the fun part: the internet’s reaction. It’s been swift, and people on social media seem very much unimpressed by the title choice. Below are some examples (we’ll try to keep updating).
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is set to arrive in theaters May 25.
Here are some of the best reactions to the “Solo” title we’ve seen so far:
c'mon, Howard, just give the audience what it wants pic.twitter.com/YyKHsYXF9X
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 17, 2017
First poster for SOLO revealed!! (It's been 10 minutes, is this joke already too old?) pic.twitter.com/jJdcxOoQxO
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) October 17, 2017
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
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
a missed opportunity pic.twitter.com/m87VetCqoS
— heath (@heathdwilliams) October 17, 2017
— Nicholas Friedman (@NMFreed) October 17, 2017
Can't wait for Obi: A Star Wars Story
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) October 17, 2017
— Ben Stark (@WonderMillFilms) October 17, 2017
I consolidated everyone's Han Solo movie title jokes into one image. pic.twitter.com/8yM0YJvYD3
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) 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