Lucasfilm are expanding their horizons even further with the introduction of a Han Solo anthology series which will give us an insight into the character before we met him in the Mos Eisley cantina.
Fans might be waiting to see what's happened to the character since the Return of the Jedi, but in just a few short years we'll get a look at the character in his late teen and early twenties years.
Harrison Ford is reprising the role in December for The Force Awakens, but Lucasfilm already have a date set for the young Han Solo movie, with a scheduled release of May 25,2018.
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Kathleen Kennedy reveals some information
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has so far shared a little tiny bit of information about the Han Solo movie, admitting that there needs to be a reason for the film. Not just a film for a film's sake.
She admits that even though Star Wars has the ability to explain well the stories that have come before, this film won't be that. She thinks that answering questions about Han Solo's past is not really want the fans want to know.
At least we know what we're not getting, as opposed to what we are.
What we know so far
The film will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the two have previously worked on a series of comedies, including 21 Jump Street.
Lawrence Kasdan will pen the script along with his son Jon.
Who will be Han Solo? They haven't even started considering it just yet.
Let’s not be predictable
Kennedy admits that the film has the very chance of being predictable, but she wants to find an engaging story that shows why the character is who he is.
She says that fans should expect something similar to an adventure comedy film, which is reflected in who they've chosen to direct the film.
Kennedy says that the character is known for his wit and sense of humour and this should come across in the film.
The little details
Of course, we're not going to get any little details of the film, these will most likely be kept under wraps until we see a trailer.
There's a chance, however, that we could see a lot of people we already know, including Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt and more.
Star Wars film schedule
There's plenty on the horizon for the Star Wars franchise, which starts with The Force Awakens in December. A year later we get Star Wars: Rogue One. This is followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in May 2017 and the Han Solo film in May 2018.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release in 2019, and it will be followed by another anthology film in 2020.