Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ted Wilson

New Stars Wars spin-off 'to be announced soon'

New Stars Wars spin-off 'to be announced soon'

Last month, a poorly worded turn of phrase from Disney CEO Bob Iger set Star Wars fans ablaze, anxious that the Han Solo spinoff movie would be about the young smuggler "getting his name". Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo beside Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian, joining Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams, Ian Kenny, Warwick Davis and Emilia Clarke. There's more to Han Solo's name, but it's not that it's not his name.

We just got a surprise look at a new creature from the young Han Solo movie.

Speaking to MTV, she didn't commit to a timetable, but said, "My hope would be sometime around the summer".

The smart money is on either an Obi-Wan Kenobi or Boba Fett prequel, but that's not necessarily going to be the case (there's already some rumors as to why a solo Obi-Wan movie wouldn't happen).

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Right now, the primary focus of Star Wars fans is probably still The Last Jedi, between the fact that it actually has a release date this year, and also because of that trailer. It's also a self-contained way of capturing an audience for more than one movie, so it'd be pretty odd for them to drop it (unless it was for a more expansive MCU-style universe of stories).

Future - A visit the set of the young Han Solo movie in London with a cameo appearance as a background extra.

Last week, Disney and Lucasfilm announced a new contest in their Force For Change initiative, a charity fundraiser through Omaze that gives Star Wars fans the chance to participate in some once-in-a-lifetime movie-related experiences.

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