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Han Solo to Get Standalone Film

Disney announced Tuesday that The Lego Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will helm a Han Solo-focused Star Wars spinoff film. The film, slated for release on May 25, 2018, will focus on Han Solo’s early years and how he became an intergalactic smuggler. In a statement, Miller and Lord said, “This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us.” Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan will co-write the film and Kathleen Kennedy will produce.