Second Star Wars Spin-off would Focus on ‘Han Solo’s’ Origin
Lucasfilm has exposed that the yet-untitled standalone Star ‘Wars spin-off’ is going to focus on an original story about young ‘Han Solo’, reported ‘Ace Showbiz’. The movie would be directed by The Lego Movie co-directors “Chris Miller & Phil Lord”.
The ‘Han Solo’ spin-off was initially one of the first movies in the Star Wars Anthology series. Although, now Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, would release before this in December next year. The 2nd movie is set for a release in the US on May 25, 2018.
The Chris Miller & Phil Lord-directed movie will focus on the 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.
However Chris Miller & Phil Lord frequently both direct and write the screenplay of their projects, this time, writers Lawrence Kasdan & his son Jon Kasdan have been roped in for the script.
Lawrence Kasdan has worked for movies like Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Meanwhile, the co-directors are very excited to work on the project which has “ample of great characters”.
They said that this is the first movie we have 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.
They also said that working on the project was like “a dream come true”.
The movies executive producers would be Mr Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and it will be co-produced by Will Allegra.