Disney’s once-troubled Han Solo standalone film finally has a name. The 2018 spin-off will officially be called Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The announcement was made by director Ron Howard on Tuesday, who revealed the film has finally wrapped production.
The former Happy Days star picked up the pieces after previous directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller dropped out of the project. Now, under Howard’s stewardship, it appears everything is back on track.
Solo will be an origin story for the renowned smuggler-turned-hero of the Rebellion and will be largely unrelated to the main Skywalker saga.
As yet we don’t know much about the specifics of the story, but we’re hoping to learn how Han acquired the Millennium Falcon and became friends with Chewbacca.
Perhaps we’ll even see how the Falcon made the Kessel Run in less than 12-parsecs. Previously Howard hinted Kessell and Solo’s home planet of Corellia would see some screen time.
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Solo will be the second entry into the Star Wars Story canon, following 2016’s Rogue One.
Han’s story will handily fall in the year off between 2017’s Episode 8: The Last Jedi and the as-yet-unnamed Episode 9 in 2019
Recent whispers have suggested Obi Wan Kenobi and bounty hunter Boba Fett could be next in line for their own film.
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