“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the success of the season with the film, which opened less than three weeks ago, currently sitting on a worldwide box-office total of $790 million. Domestically its $440 million haul makes it it the second biggest box-office success of 2016 behind only “Finding Dory”.
“Star Wars” has now had two years of big successes with December openings, so if it ain’t broke, why change it?. Sources close to MakingStarWars.net are reporting that the next ‘A Star Wars Story’ film, the young Han Solo feature, could be pushed back by seven months from its current May 25th 2018 release to a December 13th 2018 bow.
BBC’s Lizo Mzimba recently chatted with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy who was asked for some updates on the untitled spin-off film and she confirmed when production will begin: “We are actually very close. We are going to start shooting in February.”
Phil Lord and Chris Miller helmed the film which stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke. In semi-related news, a new promo is out for a two-part episode “Star Wars Rebels” which sees “Rogue One” character Saw Gerrera appear.