The Han Solo stand alone movie, currently untitled, is the second such film since Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney, following Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The smuggler origin movie has been through a difficult production, with Ron Howard brought in by Lucasfilm to replace directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller – also directors of The LEGO Movie – with just a few weeks of shooting to go.
Despite the production woes, the release date is still currently scheduled for 25 May 2018, which would put the LEGO – and presumably wider – merchandise launch just a month ahead of the movie. This is unusual in recent years, but is similar to how the merchandise was rolled out for the prequels.
The release date remains a rumour until confirmed by the LEGO Group or Lucasfilm.