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Solo: A Star Wars Story


This Star Wars story charts the beginning of Han Solo's adventures. While causing mischief in the criminal underworld, lovable rogue Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and infamous gambler Lando Calrissian.  

Casting Aliens & Space Travellers for Intergalactic Adventures

Uni-versalEXTRAS was an extras agency on the Solo: A Star Wars Story feature film. 

Continuing their prequel stories, Star Wars returns to the origin of one of its most unlikely heroes, Han Solo. Many of our extras may have known this production as it's codename 'Red Cup' (the brand responsible for the iconic red party drinks cup is 'Solo'). As well as providing extras and supporting artists, Uni-versalEXTRAS also supplied specialist roles including doubles for the likes of Alden Ehrenreich, Paul Bettany and Donald Glover, clothing test models, dancers and even some 7-foot creatures!

When watching Red Cup, keep your eyes peeled for...

Imperial Officers, Border Control, Space Port Recruits, Pilots, Landing Crew, Airport Civilians, Air Traffic Controller Factory Workers, Fleet Troopers, Mud Troopers, Vagrants, Punks, Hippies, Dreadlocks, Waiters, Goons and lots of Aliens! 

Production Details

Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Thandie Newton, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke
Production Company: Lucasfilm
Year of Release: 2018
Filming location(s): Pinewood Studios


  • I'm the first person you see in the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, playing someone warming himself by a burnt out R2 unit. It was a dream job! 

    -jim  |  Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Thank you Universal Extras for giving me this unexpected and beautiful experience. Thank you for providing me with the chance to be on a Star Wars set and get directions from Ron Howard. Also, Working side by side with the first unit as Sagwa the wookiee. You guys gave me a chance to actually start a career in the film industry and it is a dream come true. It is unbelievable, I would never have expected this in a million years.  

    -Attila  |  Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Thank you so much for putting me forward for Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was the most interesting, exciting and above all fun two weeks. 

    -Christine  |  Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Thank you for this last week - it was my first experience working as an extra and I have really enjoyed representing Uni-versalEXTRAS. I hope to be back on set through your company again in the very near future. 

    -Lauren  |  Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • I would like to say thank you for my first collaboration with you. I am looking forward to more exciting work. 

    -Lauro James  |  Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Thank you for making a 51-year-old man feel 12 again. To be an Imperial Officer in Solo: a Stars Wars Story and get direction from Ron Howard was a dream come true! 

    -Paul  |  Solo: A Star Wars Story

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