ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

Get ready to learn more about the galaxy far, far away, as a film depicting Han and Chewie is set to hit theaters in 2018.

During the Deutsche Bank 2016 Media, Internet And Telecom Conference this morning, Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed the future of the Star Wars franchise, verifying that the new Han Solo standalone film will also feature Chewbacca.

Gareth Edwards's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is due to premiere in December. It tells the tale of a band of rebels who attempt a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. The film's story is set before George Lucas's A New Hope.

Iger explains:

“It takes place right before George Lucas‘s first film, which came out in 1977 and is now called ‘A New Hope.'”

Iger also touched on the possibility of more in the works. But for now, Disney is busy looking for its next star to cast in the Han Solo movie.

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew has hinted that he has a special announcement; could he be declaring his return as Chewbacca in the Han Solo film?

I'll just sit here and make Wookiee noises until he spills his big news!

[Source: The Wrap]


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