I was making the headline how Alden Ehrenreich was confirmed as Han Solo for Solo film… and realized how odd that sounded. It's been believed for months that Ehrenreich had the role for the stand-alone Han Solo film (that sounds better), but it was confirmed today at the Star Wars Celebration. The announcement was made at a panel with Katheleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Rian Johnson, Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
Miller and Lord co-directed the Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street and will be helming Han Solo. It will be written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon. Kasdan wrote The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens.
The film will take place in the time between episodes 3 and 4, before we find him and Chewie on Tatooine. The film will be released May 25th, 2018.