Chris Miller and Phil Lord – of The LEGO Movie and the Jump Street movies fame – have signed on to direct a Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie.
They will direct from a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and 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.’
The as yet untitled film focuses on ‘how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.’
For further details, follow the jump. The Han Solo movie is slated for an August 25, 2018 launch.
But of course this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast begins with more Star Wars: Episode VII news, since it appears that Harrison Ford is the first almost-nearly-probably confirmed actor to appear in the sequel, as Han Solo. The hosts also discuss the news that Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has joined X-Men: Days of Future Past as the primary antagonist, and a sequel to Oliver Twist appears to the be in the works. Hit the jump for more info on the show! Continue reading Funniest A Good Die to Die Hard Review Out There, plus Han Solo Returns for Episode VII, Dinklage Battles X-Men, Oliver Twist Sequel and More!
What an AMAZING week to be a movie geek. The GeekScholars Movie News podcast is covering all the fantastic headlines this week, starting with the news that stand-alone Star Wars films featuring Han Solo, Boba Fett, and maybe even Yoda are in the works. Listen in as the hosts discuss what plot lines (if any) they’d like to see on the big screen, and should possibly play some of these iconic roles. Hit the jump to learn more about what’s covered in this awesome episode, or you could just hit play above!