Bradford Young (Selma, A Most Violent Year) Joins Han Solo Film as Cinematographer


Great news for the directors of the Han Solo standalone Star Wars film — Phil Lord and Chris Miller — as the extremely talented Bradford Young will join the team as the film’s cinematographer…

Website The Film Stage is reporting that the talented cinematographer behind Selma, and A Most Violent Year — Bradford Young — will be joining the Han Solo Star Wars standalone film, as that film’s cinematographer.

Young’s latest film, Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, will hit theaters this November 11. So, if Star Wars fans were worried that Young would be able to handle a massive science fiction film, then worry no more, as Arrival has plenty of sci-fi to go around.

Bradford Young, while a relative unknown in the industry, is starting to amass his fair share of accolades and awards for his amazing work. In 2011, Young won the Cinematography Award, U.S. Dramatic, at the Sundance Film Festival for Pariah. And in 2013, he won the Cinematography Award, U.S. Dramatic, at the Sundance Film Festival for Mother of George and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

Young will join Phil Lord and Chris Miller on the Han Solo standalone film team. Han Solo: A Star Wars Story already has its young Han Solo star in Alden Ehrenreich, and there have been rumors of casting calls for a young Lando Calrissian, as well. Han Solo is set to hit theaters worldwide on  May 25, 2018.

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We want to hear from you: Are you excited that Disney and Lucasfilm are bringing on such fresh and hot talent for their standalone films? Do you think Bradford Young can handle a massive responsibility such as a Star Wars film? We think he can…but you tell us your thoughts in the comments below and on social media.