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Star Wars Celebration: Episode VIII, Han Solo directors set

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London Star Wars fans will hear from the directors of Episode VIII and the upcoming young Han Solo movie next month.

Episode VIII boss Rian Johnson and Han Solo masterminds Chris Miller and Phil Lord will speak on a panel at Star Wars Celebration: Europe, The Star Wars Show announced. They will join Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Sr. Vice President of Development Kiri Hart, and Star Wars Story Group executive Pablo Hidalgo on the Future Filmmakers Panel for “an informal conversation.”

The Sunday, July 17 panel will be one of the weekend’s marquee events. Also on the books for panels are Rogue One helmer Gareth Edwards, in addition to Luke and Leia Skywalker themselves in Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the man behind Chewbacca’s fur (Peter Mayhew), and Darth Maul (Ray Park).

Rogue One crash lands Dec. 16. Episode VIII is scheduled for a Dec. 15, 2017 release, while Han Solo project is pegged to open May 25, 2018.

See other announced panels and guests here, and the Star Wars Show reveal below.

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