Some big news has just dropped! StarWars.com has just announced that Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, directors of “The LEGO Movie,” will direct the second “Star Wars Anthology” film! But that’s not all. It was also announced that the second “Star Wars Anthology” film will indeed be about a young Han Solo, with the screenplay being written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan. The movie will be released on May 25th, 2018, and will be about how a young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel we all know and love from the original trilogy.
Here are some quotes from the new writers and directors and Kathleen Kennedy about the new film from StarWars.com:
Christopher Miller & Phil Lord:
“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.”
Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan:
“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe.”
They’re 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.”
“It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”
We’ve heard rumors about a young Han Solo film for so long now, so it’s great to finally have it confirmed with some very talented people working on it. There have also been rumors about Boba Fett being in the second Anthology film, and that maybe Boba and Han will appear in the same movie. So while we got this announcement, there’s still a lot to speculate about with it’s story, and who else may appear in it. But until we do get more information on it, this is just another Star Wars project to be very excited about!