So, apparently Han Solo’s real name isn’t Han Solo, and the Star Wars Han Solo anthology film will show how he ended up calling himself that. In other news, the Earth is actually flat.
Speaking at a USC tech conference this week, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the film will show Han “acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookiee. You’ll also discover how he got his name.”
Maybe we’re all actually just living in an alternate timeline, and Han’s name is still Han Solo in the real timeline. There’s no other way to explain this bombshell.
The film is set to take place over a time period of six years, showing Han or-whatever-his-name-is-now’s life between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.
Iger also spoke about the death of Carrie Fisher at the end of last year at the conference, and commented on how Star Wars: The Last Jedi is dealing with General Leia.
“Carrie appears throughout VIII [but] we are not changing VIII to deal with her passing,” he said. “Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we created a few characters [digitally]. We’re not doing that with Carrie.” Thank god.
The Han Solo film is being directed by The LEGO Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller with a screenplay by Jon Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan.
It stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo (or whatever he’s called), Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike, as well as Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Michael Kenneth Williams and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in unconfirmed roles.
The Han Solo anthology film is in cinemas from 25 May 2018. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.