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Published On: Tue, Jan 5th, 2016

Lawrence Kasdan talks ‘Han Solo’ film, not an origin movie

Young Han Solo film is coming photo/ concept art

Young Han Solo film is coming photo/ concept art

Following a Directors Guild of America screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, co-writer/director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan participated in a Q&A that focused mostly on the blockbuster film, but Kasdan was also asked about the upcoming Han Solo movie he’s writing for directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

Kasdan confessed that he accepted this job before he was signed on to finish The Force Awakens.

“I wasn’t sure I wanted to be involved. And I was a little relieved when they said Michael Arndt had been hired to write ‘Episode VII,’ because whoever writes that episode, I don’t know what you do with it. But they said, ‘Here are these other stories we’d like to do.’ And the one that caught my attention was a young Han Solo because that’s my favorite character.”

Kasdan later reiterated for fans that this project is not a Han Solo origin movie, but rather just a look at this character having an adventure in the years before the original 1977 Star Wars.

“It will not be here’s where he was born and this is how he was raised. I think what it will be is, what was he like 10 years earlier, maybe a little earlier, you’ll get a glimpse. But Kurosawa once said the heroes are the ones that are still changing and the villains are locked and petrified into what they are. And Harrison embodies in Force Awakens someone who is still not settled on who he is.”

Indie Wire has more from the talk and detailed quotes on Force Awakens and beyond – click HERE

There are no details, casting updates or otherwise.

The Han Solo film arrives in theaters May 25, 2018.

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