Next 'Star Wars' Anthology Film Will Be Han Solo Origin Story

It will tell the story of how Han came to be.

ByMICHAEL ROTHMAN
July 7, 2015, 5:20 PM
PHOTO: Scene from the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer released during "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim, Calif., April 16, 2015.
Scene from the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer released during "Star Wars" Celebration in Anaheim, Calif., April 16, 2015.
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— -- The next installment in the "Star Wars" Anthology series of films was just announced and it's a doozy.

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who directed "The LEGO Movie," will direct a Han Solo origin story, written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, according to StarWars.com.

Lawrence Kasdan was the writer behind "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and co-wrote "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens," which is due out in December.

No casting information has been released just yet, but the movie is slated for "a May 25, 2018 release."

The "Star Wars" Anthology series are stand-alone "Star Wars" films, beginning with "Rogue One."

“It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we've found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story," said producer Kathleen Kennedy.

"Rogue One," starring Oscar nominee Felicity Jones, hit theaters in December 2016.

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