Disney CEO Bob Iger has just confirmed some key plot points for the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film, namely that it will involve Han (Alden Ehrenreich) meeting his co-pilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and finding his ship, The Millennium Falcon.
The news came as part of an interview conducted by Willow Bay, the newly-named Dean of USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and was published via The Hollywood Reporter.
During the interview, Iger also stated that the film would span the scruffy-looking nerf-herder’s life from age 18 to 24 — a long period to cover in a single movie.
We’ve still yet to see any footage from the Han Solo film, nor do we know what its official title will be. Since the release of “Rogue One,” Lucasfilm has kept remarkably quiet about its upcoming Star Wars films. We’ve also yet to see any footage from this year’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (the eighth film in the Skywalker saga). All that could change in a few weeks, as Star Wars Celebration will go down in Orlando from April 13 to April 16. It’s likely that we’ll get our first look at both “The Last Jedi” and “Han Solo” at the convention.
Directed by “The Lego Movie” helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan and starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson, the still-untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.