Directors Phil Lord (shown above, left) and Christopher Miller (shown above, right) were picked to direct writer Lawrence Kazdan’s swan song for the Star Wars franchise: the Han Solo movie. Miller took advantage of the opportunity presented by Star Wars Day to show off the return of an iconic prop that will be used by whatever lucky actor is able to win the part.
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) May 4, 2016
The movie is currently set for a May 25, 2018 release date (and while that date could change, it is highly unlikely that the movie will be released in December 2018 due to the prominence of Fox’s long-gestating Avatar sequel). Filming may begin as early as the end of this year, though when Lord & Miller start filming the movie will ultimately depend on when the title character is officially cast.