Another Star Wars 'anthology' movie has been announced. While the main set of films will focus on the ongoing story, we've seen some of the side movies will feature other characters and periods in the timeline.
Today at StarWars.com, it was that everyone's favorite scruffy looking scoundrel will get his story fleshed out some more. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct the movie. Their credits include The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and more.
Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan will write the screenplay with the story focusing on a younger Hal Solo. We'll get to find out how he became the thief, smuggler, and scoundrel we've all grown to love before that infamous day when Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker met him in the Mos Eisley cantina. The film will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.
Han Solo's past has been fleshed out previously in the Expanded Universe novels. We know those are no longer canon. We've also seen an interesting development from Han's past in the recent STAR WARS #6. Perhaps this movie will shed some light on that situation.
The movie is slated for a May 25, 2018 release.