Raiders of The Lost Ark Director Lawrence Kasdan has written the screenplay for the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo prequel film from The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The film is set for release May 25, 2018.
“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe. They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.” said Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon.
The upcoming Han Solo film is a prequel to the original films and focuses on how he became the smuggler that fans know and love from the original three films (as well as the upcoming movie slated for release this Christmas).
Kasdan is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having co-written screenplays for the following franchise films: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.