Get ready for a Han Solo origin story!
The new era of Star Wars will include a standalone film for the Millennium Falcon pilot, set before he ever met Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, it was announced Tuesday.
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Signed on to direct the picture are Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind The LEGO Movie, as well as the 21 Jump Street franchise starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.
"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," said Lord and Miller in a statement. "This is a dream come true for us. 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."
Miller could hardly contain his excitement on Twitter, writing, "Very excited. Celebrating by drinking fancy whiskey out of this cup."
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Back in April, Miller shared a photo of himself in a Stormtrooper costume, writing, "I interned at ILM 19 yrs ago & got to be a stormtrooper in 1 shot of the special edition of Empire. Snuck this pic."
We have to say, even though there is only one Harrison Ford...
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We are pretty excited to dig into Han Solo's backstory! If only to see what kind of shenanigans he gets into with Chewie.
Han's solo film is set to premiere a long time from now in a galaxy... this galaxy: May 25, 2018.
Now, watch Han and Chewbacca reunite for The Force Awakens below!