Disney has finally confirmed our years-long suspicions: Han Solo is getting his very own Star Wars movie. According to the statement from Lucasfilm, the temporarily titleless movie will release on May 25, 2018, and will center on a young Han and his adventures before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope. Might we get to see Han's first encounter with Chewbacca?
Also announced today were the film's writers, Lawrence Kasdan -- credited on Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, along with Raiders of the Lost Ark -- and his son, Jon Kasdan. Judging by baseless conjecture I'm making up just now that has no basis in reality, this could mean that father-son relationships again play a central role in a Star Wars movie.
And then we have the directors. These guys:
Phil Lord and Chris Miller got their start on Clone High, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and the recent FOX comedy series The Last Man on Earth, but you probably know them best for their work on The LEGO Movie -- you know, that delightful movie that was way better than it had any right to be?
The pedigree of the creative team is pretty stellar so far. Disney really seems to be making all the right moves. The last huge decision, of course, is going to be the casting of young Han Solo. Who should it be? Is Chris Pratt set to dominate yet another franchise? Are the rumors about Aaron Paul actually true? Or will they set fire to the internet and cast Donald Glover?
Hit us up with your best casting ideas below.