Lucasfilm Announces Han Solo Anthology MovieJuly 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Lucasfilm, Movies, News, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Tags: Anthology, Han Solo, Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasden
It’s good news for Star Wars fans because the next-up film in the Anthology series is the as yet untitled Han Solo back story.
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.
Set to direct the movie is the duo of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, known for The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of MeatBalls. But the best news is probably that the screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasden and his son, Jon. The elder Kasden is best known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
LFL is understandably enthusiastic about the project, and Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about it.
“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.”
The Han Solo movie is scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release.