Published On: Fri, Aug 14th, 2015

‘Star Wars’ Han Solo film will have ‘younger’ character as a few details emerge

While Harrison Ford will be back as Han Solo in December, appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Star Wars Anthology movie focused on a younger Han Solo is not far behind and details have emerged for fans to feast on.

Talking Entertainment Weekly, Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm spoke about the spin-off, even at this early stage, and revealed that a “younger” Han is not like Jake Lloyd’s Anakin from Phantom Menace.

“He’ll definitely be probably in the high teens, low 20s. We’re not introducing you to a 10-year-old Han Solo,” Kennedy explained, but added the philophy behind the film, answered the “Why make this film?” question many fans may be asking.

“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,” Kennedy tells EW.

“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…. 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.”

Young Han Solo film is coming photo/ concept art

Young Han Solo film is coming photo/ concept art

This Han Solo film willl have Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) directing for a 2018 release and there is involved by co-writer Lawrence Kasdan.

Kasdan, screenwriter on The Force Awakens, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, is being joined by his son Jon Kasdan (Freaks and Geeks) to help write the film.

“Since I did not expect to be sidetracked like this [by the demands of The Force Awakens script], when I came back to it I said to Kathy, you know, I would like Jon to write this with me. I could use some inspiration and Jon is really good, and he’s full of energy for the project, and I said, I think Jon would be a good one to do this. And we went forward that way.”

Han Solo’s Star Wars Anthology movie is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018.


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