"The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley," the announcement says.
"This is the first film we've worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with," Lord and Miller said in a joint statement. "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."
The film is currently scheduled to be released May 25, 2018. If your'e curious what that means for your Star Wars schedule, here's what that looks like right now:
December 18, 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens
December 16, 2016: Star Wars: Rogue One
May 26, 2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII
May 27, 2018: Star Wars Anthology: The One About Han (not the real title)
2019: Star Wars: Episode IX