Tuesday afternoon news broke that the second “Star Wars” spinoff movie will focus around a young Han Solo.
The news was confirmed with a post on StarWars.com.
More interesting than the news of the film, which will be released May 2018, is the team who will be directing it.
If you’re not familiar with the pair, you should be.
We’ve talked about the dynamic duo a bit before.
Just about everything they touch turns to box-office and comedy gold.
Here’s a quick list of the projects they have directed in the past:
“21 Jump Street”
“22 Jump Street”
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
“The LEGO Movie”
What do all of these films have in common? They were break out successes with low costs but high gross intakes.
Here are three of their films:
2014’s “22 Jump Street” continued the trend grossing $US331.3 million on an estimated $US50 million budget. Miller and Lord are producing another sequel to that franchise.
As for “The LEGO Movie,” while the two won’t be back in the director’s seat for the direct sequel, they will be producing not one, not two, but three “LEGO” movie followups (“The LEGO Batman Movie,” “Ninjago,” and “The LEGO Movie Sequel”).
They’re also the minds behind Fox’s popular fall comedy “The Last Man on Earth.”
Lord and Miller are basically the team everyone wants to be working with in Hollywood right now, so it’s little surprise they were tapped for one of the six announced “Star Wars”-related films.
Plus, working with Lucasfilm will be a bit like return to old roots.
THR reports Miller was once an intern at Lucasfilm who wore a Stormtrooper costume for a special edition of one of the “Star Wars” films.
It sounds like the two will be right at home.
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