Last month, a poorly worded turn of phrase from Disney CEO Bob Iger set Star Wars fans ablaze, anxious that the Han Solo spinoff movie would be about the young smuggler "getting his name".
Actor Alden Ehrenreich is set to star as a young Han Solo in the movie, while Donald Glover will portray Lando Calrissian.
In on this joke were Chris Miller and Phil Lord, co-directors of the as-yet untitled Han Solo movie. I understand the basic concept that it's easier for audiences to relate to things that look at least a little bit like them, but I'm hoping that as the Star Wars universe continues to expand in the coming years, we start to see stranger and stranger designs.
The smart money is on either an Obi-Wan Kenobi or Boba Fett prequel, but that's not necessarily going to be the case (there's already some rumors as to why a solo Obi-Wan movie wouldn't happen). Set prior to the events of the original Star Wars trilogy, the now untitled picture is slated for release on May 25, 2018. Better yet, they've convinced him to give us a non-spoilery tour of the Young Han Solo set.
Production for Phil Lord and Chris Miller's Han Solo movie is now underway, and thanks to Lucasfilm's Force for Change charity drive, fans can win an exclusive tour of the set.
But since we're not calling the shots at Lucasfilm (.yet), we'll be at the mercy of Disney's announcement this summer.