The “Star Wars” saga continues for Han Solo as the character is confirmed to get his own prequel movie, set to hit big screens on May 25, 2018. Will it be a comedy film?
Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the comedic and creative duo that directed “The Lego Movie”, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jumpstreet”, recently confirmed that they will be sitting once again on the director’s chair to direct the “Star Wars 7” prequel, reports USA Today. The duo will collaborate with screenwriters Lawrence and Jon Kasdan in making the film, which is still untitled as we speak.
According to Starwars.com, Miller and Lord are making their dreams come true with this new project.
“This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all,” the directors wrote in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Kasdans expressed their excitement upon receiving the news of the collaboration, citing the directors as “two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around to tell the story of one of the coolest characters in the galaxy,” quotes Starwars.com.
The Han Solo movie plot will focus on how the Rebel Alliance leader became a “smuggler, thief and scoundrel before his fateful encounter with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in cantina at Mos Eisley.”
Since Harrison Ford gave Solo’s character its unwittingly charming attitude, Miller and Lord has the task of choosing the right actor to fit the younger Solo role. The Hollywood Reporter gave a quick list of actors that may give the justice to the character. The list includes Taron Egerton, Nicholas Hoult and Ansel Elgort.
Nothing has been confirmed about the film though, so stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.