The next Star Wars solo film has just gotten more awesome. And it’s also about a Solo, incidentally.
The second part of the upcoming Star Wars anthology series was announced as a prequel to Han Solo’s story before the events of A New Hope. That film is going to be helmed by 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. With the screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon, the story focuses on a young Han Solo and how he rose to become the thief, smuggler, and gun for hire that eventually got involved in the rebel crusade with the likes of Luke Skywalker and Princess Lea.
“This is a dream come true for us,” Lord and Miller said in a press release. “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.”
I’m very excited at hearing that these two are helming a Han Solo prequel. The director’s have received critical acclaim from the 21 Jump Street series, but The Lego Movie was just as, if not more, funny, action-packed, and heartfelt as the 21 Jump Street films are. Han Solo is one of the most charismatic and smirking characters out of all of Star Wars fandom. To hear that his story is being told from Lord and Miller’s creative mind is very exciting.
What do you guys think? Are you as excited as I am that Han Solo’s story is being handled by this comedic couple? Or do you think someone else is needed with an attitude as rebellious as the pilot’s himself is? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Star Wars.com, The Hollywood Reporter