We will get to see how Han developed those “shoot first” kind of skills.
Lucasfilm announced today that a Han Solo Anthology movies will be released with a target date of May 25, 2018, exactly 41 years after A New Hope debuted.
The film will feature a young Han Solo and will show how he became the smuggler and thief he was in Mos Eisley when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker meet him. I’m secretly hoping they show how Han and Chewbacca meet (the old canon had Chewie rescued from slavery by Han). Perhaps we will meet up with a young Boba Fett too?
The Empire Strikes Back/The Force Awakens screenplay co-writer will be on board to write and direct.
Also directing will be Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who most famously penned The Lego Movie. A quote from starwars.com:
“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.”
With The Force Awakens this winter, Rogue One next Summer, Episode VIII in 2017, and now a Han Solo film in 2018, are you worried about Star Wars fatigue? It hasn’t held Marvel back yet. Are you excited to see someone play a young Han Solo?
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