‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff in the works – report
MANILA, Philippines – Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who worked on The Lego Movie and the Jump Street franchise, will be directing one of the Star Wars anthology projects.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the new film will be a standalone or “anthology” movie, focusing on Han Solo’s origin story. The anthology movies are offshoots of the main Star Wars story, which focuses on Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and the rest of the characters in the original Star Wars films.
On Miller and Lord’s team are Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, who are writing the script for the project.
The Han Solo movie is not the same one that was supposed to be directed by Josh Trank, who is directing the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Josh was supposed to direct an anthology film about Boba Fett, a bounty hunter.
The Han Solo spinoff will be released on May 25, 2018.
In the meantime, Star Wars fans have two more releases from the franchise to look forward to. The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the main narrative, will be released this December 18. – Rappler.com