Well, this is one of the things we thought might be announced at San Diego Comic-Con, but today Lucasfilm announced that we’re getting a Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film. It’s been rumored for some time, but now it’s official. The film will be directed by The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. These guys are awesome (See what I did there? That song will be in your head for days.) and I actually can’t think of anyone better.
The guys said on the site, “This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”
Here is the info: “The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.
We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe,” said the Kasdans. “They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”
Kathleen Kennedy said, “It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”
Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo (not the official title, but that’s what I’m calling it for now) is slated for a May 25, 2018 release.