Big news for any fans of the galaxy’s favourite Scruffy lookin’ nerf-herder…. Speaking at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival recently, Lawrence Kasdan gave us an update on when to expect the Han Solo spin off:
Kasdan: You know, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it. They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together. My son [Jon] and I wrote the script and Chris and Phil are working on it and they’re about to move to London to start shooting in January. And it should be fun.
2018 is the release date?
Kasdan: Yes. They’re actually scheduled for May. The [other Star Wars films] are falling on Christmas — Rogue One and Episode 9. Han will come before Episode 9.
In our opinion this is super exciting news! We’re very excited to see where Millar and Lord, the genius’ behind ‘the LEGO Movie’ take Han’s character.
Meet Young Han
It was announced recently that 22 year old, Alden Ehrenreich, will take up the mantle as a young Han Solo. Ehrenreich is most famously know for his role Hobie Doyle in this years ‘Hail, Ceaser!’ but after that we don’t know much about the kid. No doubt Disney know the stakes of getting a character like Solo wrong, so we trust this film is in good hands.
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