THE new Han Solo origin movie will tell the story of how he rescued Princess Leia from the Death Star before helping her brother destroy it.
Beginning with the space pirate landing on Tatooine, it will follow him as he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi and a young farm boy named Luke Skywalker who take him into an unwilling partnership with the Rebel Alliance against Darth Vader himself.
Producer Nathan Muir said: “The mysterious past of Han Solo, the grizzled veteran star of December’s The Force Awakens, is one of the most fantastic stories of the Star Wars universe.
“In this movie we’ll see him meet the woman he loves for the first time and his journey from buccaneer of the spaceways to corsair of justice, a twist that will surprise and thrill the fans.”
When asked if the film would contain anything new, Muir replied: “Well, there is the bisexual fuck-buddy relationship between Han and Chewbacca.
“I mean it’s still mostly implied, but it’s a lot more obvious.”