Disney boss talks 'Star Wars,' details of Han Solo film

In a wide-ranging discussion, Iger mentioned that they're now filming the still-untitled Young Han Solo film, which "picks up with Han Solo when he was 18 years old and takes him through when he was 24". Han Solo, the cocky space pirate from the Star Wars franchise, may have had a different name when he was younger. And lest you think this is a misreported quote, Variety confirmed what Iger said: "You'll also discover how he got his name".

The statement hints that perhaps Han Solo is not the character's original name.

Addressing Fisher's December death, the exec made it clear that there will be no CGI version of the longtime star in "Episode VIII - The Last Jedi" - only scenes she actually filmed prior.

Furthermore, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger shared some more details about the Han Solo standalone movie, which will be released sometime next year.

After Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which released past year, this would be the second stand-alone anthology in the franchise. Granted I love the kid's confidence it's going to be pretty tough to make this one of the best Stars Wars films EVER.

A statement posted on StarWars.com read: "We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher's performance as Princess or General Leia Organa".

The minute Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012, we knew the studio planned to expand the Star Wars franchise far beyond what we'd already seen.

The only thing certain about the future of Star Wars is that there is one.

So, buckle up Star Wars fans - we'll be spending a whole lot more time in a galaxy far, far away.

In the eagerly-anticipated movie, Harrelson is set to appear as the titular character's mentor, Garris Shrike, while Hail Caesar's Alden Ehrenreich will fill Harrison Ford's shoes as Solo.

  • Fernando Stephens