We’ve known for a while now that Han Solo would be getting his own film. What we didn’t know is exactly when it takes place in his life. Now, Kathleen Kennedy has given us some details on his age and the vibe of the film, Which is being written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller of The LEGO Movie.
Here’s what she had to say:
“There’s got to be a reason for [the stand-alone film] to be. And obviously the thing that Star Wars has always done so well is it doesn’t spend a lot of time [explaining] the stories that have come before. We don’t want to do that either. We don’t want to spend time going back and answering a lot of questions that, quite frankly, I don’t think people want answered.”
“I think the key here is that we are identifying an event or events in Han Solo’s life that gives you some idea of who he is and why he is the character we have all known to love. You can imagine, given who we’ve chosen to come in and direct, it should be very entertaining and funny. Han Solo is the character inside Star Wars that everybody knows has a wit and sense of humor. So that’s what this should be.”
“He’ll definitely be probably in the high teens, low 20s. We’re not introducing you to a 10-year-old Han Solo.”
I wonder if this is the kind of thing that Josh Trank had in mind for this movie before he either quit or was removed from the project.