Cool Details Emerge On The 'Han Solo' Star Wars Anthology Film!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

This whole week Lucasfilm and Entertainment Weekly has been the gift that just keeps on giving when it comes to all things Star Wars.  Well just when you thought it was over, here comes even more cool details involving the planned Han Solo stand-alone Star Wars film.

Get all the Juicy details below:

Han Solo will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The LEGO Movie, and the 21 Jump Street comedies. And the script will be penned by both Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on The Force Awakens (as well as The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) and his son Jon, who directed and wrote 2012’s The First Time and was a writer on the TV series Freaks and Geeks.
— Entertainment Weekly

How old will Han Solo be?

He’ll definitely be probably in the high teens, low 20s,” Kennedy says. “We’re not introducing you to a 10-year-old Han Solo.
— Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy

Will certain aspects of Han Solo's past remain shrouded in mystery?

Those are exactly the questions we’re asking, there’s got to be a reason for [the stand-alone film] to be. And obviously the thing that Star Wars has always done so well is it doesn’t spend a lot of time [explaining] the stories that have come before. We don’t want to do that either. We don’t want to spend time going back and answering a lot of questions that, quite frankly, I don’t think people want answered.
— Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy

What type of film is the Han Solo stand-alone going to be:

I think the key here is that we are identifying an event or events in Han Solo’s life that gives you some idea of who he is and why he is the character we have all known to love,” Kennedy says.

A huge part of Solo’s appeal is that he’s a wise-ass in an otherwise solemn struggle between good and evil. He’s the skeptic, the troublemaker. So although the script is still in flux, fans should expect something along the lines of an adventure comedy.

“You can imagine, given who we’ve chosen to come in and direct, it should be very entertaining and funny,” Kennedy says. “Han Solo is the character inside Star Wars that everybody knows has a wit and sense of humor. So that’s what this should be.”
— Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy

So what do all you guys and gals think about young about a young Han Solo film?  And who the hell should they cast to play a young Han Solo?  Leave us your thoughts below!

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The Han Solo Anthology film will hit theaters on May 25th, 2018