Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Phil Lord and Chris Miller

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The second Star Wars Anthology film will be based on everybody's favorite interstellar smuggler: Han Solo. Disney and Lucasfilm made the announcement today, saying that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie21 Jump Street) will be helming the project. Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan will write the screenplay.

"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

This publicity film image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation shows, from left, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in a scene from the "Star Wars" movie released by 20th Century-Fox in 1977.

This publicity film image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation shows, from left, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in a scene from the "Star Wars" movie released by 20th Century-Fox in 1977.

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