From the moment it was announced that Disney planned to intersperse its main new Star Wars movies with a series of stand-alone tales set in a galaxy far, far away, there’s been speculation that this would include a look at a young Han Solo.
Indeed when Rogue One was first announced many jumped at the idea that it would be about Han’s origins (it’s actually about the mission to steal the Death Star plans, which sets A New Hope in motion).
However now it’s definitely happening, with THR reporting that a Han Solo movie is happening and Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to direct it.
There aren’t too many further details, although we do know that Lawrence Kasdan wrote the script, which ‘focuses on 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’.
Expect to hear more soon.