Lawrence Kasdan Let Slip When The Han Solo Movie Will Start Production And Hit Theaters

The Han Solo anthology film is going to be a big deal. While it’s not a mainline, numbered entry in the Star Wars saga, it could be just as popular. I mean, everybody loves Han Solo, and new nerf herder Alden Ehrenreich is going to be a huge star. That said, we still don’t know a lot of basic things about it — like when the filmmakers are actually going to start making the darn thing.

Well, now we do thanks to legendary screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, who let some Han Solo info slip while receiving the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Icon Award. Kasdan seemed quite excited about the movie (more so than he was about The Force Awakens) and revealed its production timeline:

“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 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 [2017]. And it should be fun. [The release] is scheduled for May [2018]. The others are falling on Christmas — Rogue One and Episode IX. Han will come before Episode IX.”

Good to have confirmation on where everything’s falling. Kasdan also hinted at how involved he is in the rest of Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, and it sounds like he’s more hands-on than previously indicated:

“I have a little information! Rian Johnson is a friend of mine. I’m getting to know Colin Trevorrow, who is going to direct Episode IX, so I feel very involved with it.”

I don’t think there’s anybody else who understands the heart of Star Wars better than Lawrence Kasdan, and that includes series-creator George Lucas. So the more Kasdan the better, I say!

(Via Star Wars News)