The geniuses behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street will helm the project.
A young Han Solo spin-off has been in the radar for quite a while, and it’s mostly seen as a bad idea. Honestly, it’s kind of a bad idea… taking a beloved character so attached to Harrison Ford and making a movie that takes place on his youth.
But, there’s a pair of geniuses that can work this out. The Lego Movie, a film that I actually thought it would suck, turned out to be my favorite animated movie of 2014. Something like 21 Jump Street or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs never sounds very good, but directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller always seem to know how to work with these titles.
You should be happy for this. This just proves how careful is the Star Wars team when choosing people to work on their projects. Miller and Lord are not the only ones behind the new anthology film. Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote The Empire Strikes Back, and his son, Jon, are writing the screenplay. The duo said the following,
“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe,” said the Kasdans. “They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”
However, Warner Bros. will likely have to find a new director for their Flash adaptation. Lord and Miller didn’t spoke about their Flash movie, but they stated,
“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”
This is just another reason to be excited about Star Wars.