Published On: Thu, Jun 16th, 2016

Lawrence Kasdan confirms ‘Han Solo’ film to start production in January

Rogue One comes this year and Star Wars Episode VIII is next year. Fans are also eager to learn more about the upcoming Han Solo prequel film and creator Lawrence Kasdan offered an update sure to please the fans: production is starting in January.

During the Jewish Film Festival in Atlanta, from Star Wars News Net comes praise for the directors and the shooting date.

“You know, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it…They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together. My son [Jon] and I wrote the script and Chris and Phil are working on it and they’re about to move to London to start shooting in January. And it should be fun.”

Chewbacca Han Solo Star Wars classic photoKasdan also went on to briefly speak about his involvement in the next two episodes of the Star Wars franchise, being directed by Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow.

“I have a little information…[Star Wars Episode 8 Director] Rian [Johnson] is a friend of mine. I’m getting to know Colin Trevorrow, who is going to direct Episode 9, so I feel very involved with it.”

Not much else to report. Alden Ehrenreich will be going from the star of Beautiful Creatures to Hail Caesar to playing the famous role made famous by Harrison Ford. Chewbacca will play a key role in a film likely set ten years or so ahead of A New Hope.

Kasdan has said this will be his last Star Wars film.

From the Wrap a year ago: “However, an exclusive source has revealed some new info regarding the project…the conflict between Fett and Solo that was only hinted at in the original trilogy (and seen countless times in the Expanded Universe) will finally be onscreen in a film taking place between Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope. Additionally, it’s been mentioned that characters such as Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and Bossk will make appearances throughout the film.

The Han Solo film will arrive in theaters May 25, 2018.

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