With the success of the first “Non-Saga” Star Wars film, Rogue One, Lucasfilm is starting to look towards their next spin-off, the untitled Han Solo film. The upcoming film will focus on a younger Han Solo before he teamed up with Luke, Leia, and the gang to save the galaxy. When he was just a smuggler dealing with the underworld of the Star Wars universe. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and will star Alden Ehrenreich as the younger Han Solo and Donald Glover as a younger Lando Calrissian. The film is set to start filming soon for a planned May 2018 release date. However, it looks like that date may be changing.
The new rumor has the release date for the film being December 13, 2018. As of right now, it’s still in rumor territory as Disney has not yet made an official announcement. Many believe that thanks to the December releases of The Force Awakens and Rogue One, December is the perfect release time for Star Wars films. Originally, a summer blockbuster, the films released the last few years have taken advantage of the prime real estate of the holiday season and have done exceptionally well during that time period. Perhaps December is the smarter strategy. We’ll just have to wait and see.