STAR WARS NEWS: Lord and Miller to Direct Han Solo Anthology Film | FanboysInc

STAR WARS NEWS: Lord and Miller to Direct Han Solo Anthology Film

By Muuka Muyumba

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, are rumored to have landed the cherry gig of telling a young Han Solo film within the Star Wars Anthology series.

This film is reportedly not the same one first assigned to Fantastic Four director Josh Trank who either burned out or flamed out prompting Disney and Lucasfilm to look elsewhere. That film is said to be a Boba Fett origin story. Disney is turning to Lord and Miller for a Solo solo film and has found probably the hottest directing duo this side of The Cohens and the Russos.

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Lord and Miller are also rumored to be attached to the solo Flash film in the works at Warner Bros for whom they also did The Lego Movie. Lord and Miller are also tied to the development of an animated Spider-Man feature for Sony. The thing that stands out about the subject matter the duo handle is that there is a sense that they take projects for and about overgrown children. The approach to Solo may suggest that we get a young Han well before he ever crossed paths with a Jedi as Lucasfilm continues to seek projects that have little to do with that ‘ancient religion.’

Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan are writing the Solo script with the project now set for a May 25, 2018.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter