New Star Wars Spinoff Movie Explores Han Solo's Origins
The duo responsible for The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street are directing the 2018 Han Solo spinoff film.
There's another Star Wars movie coming, and this one's all about Han Solo. It will be the second in a series of four standalone anthology films, and it's being directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the duo responsible for The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street.
Coming in 2018, this movie centers around the younger years of legendary smuggler Han Solo. According to the Star Wars website, "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."
Miller and Lord are aiming to stay faithful to the essence of Solo's character and the greater Star Wars universe. However, they are also attempting to make something new and interesting within that universe. In a statement posted on the website, the duo wrote, "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."
The movie is slated for May 25, 2018. Its script is being co-written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Lawrence Kasdan is known for writing The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens.
The Han Solo anthology film is untitled at the moment. Since it tells the Han Solo origin story, it'll probably have a different actor than Harrison Ford, who is already confirmed to be in The Force Awakens. This film is the second of four standalone Star Wars films coming in the next few years; the first, Rogue One, comes out on December 16, 2016. In addition, the next film in the main series, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, will be out on December 18 this year.
Unfortunately for fans hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the new Star Wars films soon, parent company Disney will not be showing anything of The Force Awakens at Comic-Con this week. But keep an eye on GameSpot for more news about Star Wars as it becomes available.
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