Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that an event related to Han Solo will be explored in the character’s stand-alone film. In her recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kennedy said that in the upcoming spinoff, they don’t want to explain the Solo stories that have been shown in previous “Star Wars” films.
Hinting about the plot of the film, she said, “I think the key here is that we are identifying an event or events in Solo’s life that gives you some idea of who he is and why he is the character we have all known to love.” She also explained the tone of the film and said that it will be comical.
“Solo is the character inside 'Star Wars; that everybody knows has a wit and sense of humor. So that’s what this should be," Kennedy said.
In the Star Wars Universe, Solo has been portrayed as the chief figure in the Rebel Alliance. He is a loner, and according to Screen Rant, a snarky troublemaker.
The character, who will play Solo in the spinoff, is still uknown. The actor, who will bag the role will reportedly be in his early 20’s, as Kennedy hinted in her interview. The title of the film is also being kept under wraps for now and the director for the film has not been announced. The movie is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018.
Meanwhile, the character of Han Solo will be portrayed by Harrison Ford in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” He played the part in previous “Star Wars” films, and was last seen in the role in “Return of the Jedi.” J.J. Abrams has directed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which is set to be released in December 2015.
Other "Star Wars" anthology films include “Star Wars: Rogue One,” scheduled to be released on Dec. 16, 2016, “Star Wars: Episode VIII” on May 26, 2017 and “Star Wars: Episode IX” in 2019.