Star Wars Episode VIII’s release was moved to December of 2017, but fans of the franchise now have something else to look forward to. The “young Han Solo” film is moving forward, currently slated for a May 2018 release.
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (not official title) will be the second stand-alone film in the Star Wars universe after Rogue One, which releases Dec. 16, 2016. The Han Solo film, meanwhile, is in preproduction and is set to premiere May 2018—after Episode VIII and before Episode IX. Speculation is still running rampant on who will play the coveted part of a young Han Solo.
The Star Wars release dates are tentative, and considering that the May 2019 release schedule is getting crowded with Disney’s own Avengers: Infinity War part 2 and a LEGO movie from Warner Bros, it wouldn’t be surprising if Episode IX is pushed back as well.
Han Solo is slated to hit screens between two WB releases, LEGO Movie Sequel on May 18, 2018 and Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018.