“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” had to go where no previous Star Wars film has gone before. Unlike the other seven installments in the blockbuster franchise, “Rogue One” was the first film —
an “anthology” film — to take place outside of the main through line of events that have propelled the series since its launch in 1977. Instead of focusing on the saga of the Skywalker family, the film featured all-new characters going on a mission to steal the Death Star’s plans.
There’s another anthology film on the way, too, and like “Rogue One” it will be a one-off film taking place on the outskirts of what we’ve previously seen in the Star Wars universe. The film is the untitled young Han Solo film, an anthology installment that will reveal what the Corellian smuggler was up to before he joined the Rebellion. In a video on Empire Magazine’s Facebook page, “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards looked ahead to what his colleagues Phil Lord and Chris Miller are doing with the Han Solo movie.
“They’re amazing filmmakers. I’m very excited about what they do,” said Edwards. “It’ll be a completely different film to what we did. I think they’ve got the hardest task, I think, out of all the films that I heard about that one is probably the greatest challenge and they’re gonna knock it out of the park, but I wouldn’t have had the balls to do that… They’ve got really good taste. You glimpse things – you try not to – as you’re going about your business, but you see stuff. And everything I saw, I got really jealous about it.”
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.
(via Screen Rant)