John Boyega says ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spin-off film will be ‘strange to imagine’

The anthology film will tell the origin story of Han Solo and Chewbacca, expected in 2018

Star Wars actor John Boyega has shared his opinion on the upcoming spin-off film that will tell the origin story of character Han Solo.

The Han Solo origin film will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord ( Lego Movie). No casting decisions have been made public yet but, according to Hollywood Reporter, the final three actors in contention to play the younger Solo are Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Taron Egerton (The Kingsman).

Asked about the film by The Metro, Boyega replied: “Is that real? They’re doing a Han Solo standalone film? I don’t know… I mean it’s strange for me to even imagine it.”

The actor, who made his debut as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, added: “I mean I’m going to go see it, whoever it is man, just know… I’m going to be honest man, I’m going to go with Harrison [Ford]’s reaction. Alright man. Good luck, mate!”

Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo in the original trilogy before reprising the role for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, previously told Reuters: “I’m sure whoever is responsible for that film, and I’m not, will think through the issues and problems of doing such a thing. Let’s make them responsible for those questions you might think to ask me [about the Han Solo movie] because I’m not involved”.

The anthology movie is expected in 2018. As well as telling the origin story of Han Solo, it will also focus on the back story of Chewbacca.