Christopher Miller and Phil Lord of The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street fame are set to helm a Star Wars Anthology spinoff film all about Han Solo. Solo's solo film has not yet been cast and the plot hasn't been revealed, but here's what Miller and Lord have to say about it:
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 Han Solo film is the third movie to be announced in the Star Wars Anthology trilogy. The other two will focus on the Rogue Squadron of fighter pilots, titled Rogue One, and on Boba Fett, the notorious bounty hunter who freezes Han Solo in carbonite.
Meanwhile, the internet has started speculating about who will play the young Han Solo:
Who do you think should play the smuggler?