(Meredith) -- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" held the record for the biggest opening weekend at the box office until it was overthrown by "Avengers: Infinity War" in April. Later this month, another Star Wars film will try to take back the top spot. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits theaters on May 25.
Here's everything we know about the film.
What's it about?
Han Solo, every fan's favorite smuggling scoundrel takes center stage in the latest film. Actor Alden Ehrenreich will the play a young Han, filling the shoes of Harrison Ford. The film's original directors say he's a perfect fit for the role, because of his sense of humor, bad boy attitude, and a subtle sensitive side. The film will follow Han as he first meets iconic characters like his future co-pilot Chewbacca, and the notorious gambler, Lando Calrissian. Fans will also get to see how Han comes to be the pilot of his iconic ship, The Millenium Falcon.
Who's in it?
The cast is full of stars. Alongside Alden Ehrenreich, you can expect to see Donald Glover playing Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi'Ra, Thandie Newton as Val, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. Jon Favreau will also voice a four-limbed CGI character called Rio Durant. Even if you don't recognize all of these names, you can expect to see a lot of familiar faces in the Star Wars universe.
Wasn't there a hiccup with the director?
It's true. Over the summer, the film changed directors. The original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, were let go due to "creative differences." Lord and Miller are known for directing comedies like '21 Jump street' and 'The Lego Movie.' Rumors say the duo clashed with screenwriter Larence Kasdan, over Han's character. Kasdan supposedly wanted a more serious Han, while Lord and Miller favored a more comical leading man. Fans were worried when the change was announced, but there was relief when the new director was announced to be film legend, Ron Howard.