Rumour: Han Solo movie being put back

Unusually amongst the roster of Star Wars projects that the Disney-owned Lucasfilm is working on, the planned Han Solo spin-off film currently has a May release date. The two new Star Wars films we’ve had thus far – The Force Awakens and Rogue One – have both enjoyed December release slots (slots that have been met with significant commercial favour, too), with Episodes VIII and IX also earmarked for end of the year releases, in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Which all gives some credence to a new rumour, that suggests Disney is putting back the Han Solo movie from its current planned release date of May 25th 2018, to a December 13th 2018 bow. This hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, but it does seem to make sense. Not least because, too, it’ll allow the studio to continue the 12 month gap between its Star Wars films.

The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the younger Han Solo, with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke also in the cast. The film is set to be directed by the Jump Street and The LEGO Movie duo, Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

Production is set to start in earnest next month on the film.


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