WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The Star Wars cinematic universe continues to grow and grow, Lucasfilm and Disney just announced that Han Solo is getting an origin film.
The film, which will center around Han Solo's early years and start as a space pirate, will focus on his time before he joins up with the Rebel Alliance in the original trilogy. Deadline reports Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed The Lego Movie, will direct the film.
The film will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and the upcoming The Force Awakens. Kasdan will be joined by his son, Jon, to write the focus film.
Entertainment Weekly reports that up until now, the film didn't have a director, unlike the slated Boba Fett origin story, which lost its director recently.
The film deals with Solo and how he became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel, according to the studio released synopsis.
As of now, the film is set to be released May 25, 2018, which would be the 41st anniversary of the original film release.