It’s official, the second Star Wars anthology film will feature everyone’s favorite galactic smuggler — Han Solo. The film, which will be directed by The LEGO Movie’s Chris Miller and Phil Lord, will take place before the events of A New Hope and will chronicle Solo’s early days as a smuggler.
The film will be written by Jon and Lawrence Kasdan. If the name Lawrence Kasdan sounds familiar, it’s probably because he wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, meaning he is pretty familiar with the source material.
Lord and Miller put out a hilarious joint statement saying, “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.”
The Kasdan brothers also put out a statement praising the directors, calling them “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.”
No word as of yet as to who they have in mind to play the titular role, but so far they seem to be heading in the right direction. Who do you think should play Han “Who’s Scruffy Looking” Solo?