Next 'Star Wars' Spinoff Film To Be Announced This Summer?

The Han Solo movie is scheduled to release sometime in May 2018. However, Lucasfilm doesn't do just one thing at a time anymore.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reassured "Star Wars" fans that Han Solo is indeed the real name of the beloved character made famous by Harrison Ford - weeks after Disney CEO Bob Iger cryptically suggested his true moniker could be something else.

Ever since "Force for Change" launched in 2014 to harness the power of the Star Wars fandom, it has raised millions of dollars in support of programs such as UNICEF Kid Power, the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. However, Kennedy didn't rule out episodes X-XII.

It had been widely expected that we would have seen a Boba Fett or Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off announced by now, but what with Josh Trank exiting the Fett picture and it being frozen in carbonite temporarily, there's still no progress on either. Or would they pass the mantles of main characters down to a new trio?

"There's no question that this is set up as a trilogy and that three-act structure of the set-up, the conflict, and the resolution very much is what we have planned."
Storywise, though, anything's up for grabs, isn't it? Fans may have balked at the original announcement of a sequel trilogy - yours truly certainly did - but The Force Awakens did well critically, with an impressive 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Han Solo film is now in production and will span a seven-year period covering Han's life from ages 18-24.

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